October 10, 2018

New Internal Teat Sealant Added to Boehringer Ingelheim Dairy Mastitis Portfolio

Producers now have a choice when it comes to internal teat sealants for their dairy cows.

For the first time, dairy producers have a choice in internal teat sealants, and new Lockout™ comes with advantages, like a more ergonomic syringe design and a visible blue paste for easy identification during the removal process.

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), the second largest animal health business in the world, added LOCKOUT internal teat sealant to its mastitis portfolio earlier this year. LOCKOUT is a non-antibiotic paste that creates an immediate physical barrier against mastitis-causing bacteria at the time of dry-off or in pre-fresh dairy heifers.

The creators of LOCKOUT incorporated features and improvements based on input from producers.

  • It’s the first non-antibiotic teat sealant to have a visible blue paste that’s easy to distinguish from milk during removal.  

  • The ergonomic design, exclusively owned by BI, maximizes efficiency while minimizing hand discomfort with the syringe’s larger thumb pad, widened wings and compact size.

  • Application is fast, easy and hygienic. LOCKOUT comes in single-dose syringes with an easy-to-remove cap, and a short tip designed to reduce the risk of introducing new bacteria during insertion.

  • The quick-plunge advantage allows for quick and comfortable administration with a significantly shorter, half-inch plunger stroke to deliver a full 4-gram dose without air bubbles.

“The blue paste is a powerful differentiator,” said Dr. Linda Tikofsky, senior associate director of professional veterinary services at BI. “Because it’s easier to distinguish the sealant from milk, producers no longer have to worry about unnecessarily sending a cow to the hospital pen.”

Twenty-five percent of quarters remain open one week after dry-off, creating an opportunity for infection to occur.1 LOCKOUT simulates a cow’s natural first line of defense, the keratin plug, to seal the teat against harmful bacteria by providing a sterile, antibiotic-free barrier between the udder and its environment. 

BI continues to stay at the forefront of innovation and provide producers with the right tools for disease prevention. LOCKOUT joins ToMORROW® (cephapirin benzathine) and 
Dry-Clox® (cloxacillin benzathine) as part of the BI dry cow mastitis portfolio. To learn how to incorporate LOCKOUT into your herd’s mastitis protocol, talk to your veterinarian or BI representative or visit LockoutTeatSealant.com.

1 Ruegg P. Managing the dry period for quality, 2011

TOMORROW Residue Warnings: Use in dry cows only. Not to be used within 30 days of calving. Milk from treated cows must not be used for food during first 72 hours after calving. Animals infused with product must not be slaughtered for food until 42 days after latest infusion.

DRY-CLOX Residue Warnings: For use in dry cows only. Not to be used within 30 days of calving. Any animal infused with this product must not be slaughtered for food until 30 days after the latest infusion.

Merial is now a part of Boehringer Ingelheim. Lockout is a trademark of Merial. TOMORROW and DRY-CLOX are a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

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