teat canal

teat canal

the short, small caliber duct(s) at the tip of the teat and communicating to the exterior. Called also streak canal.

teat canal absent
considered to be an inherited defect.
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Bacteria entering the udder via the teat canal multiply given optimal conditions for growth.
Initially, immediately after dry cow antibiotics have been infused in to the teat ( the high risk period when the teat canal can remain open to infection for seven to 10 days before it forms a natural plug.
Mastitis is caused when bacteria get up into the teat canal through either poor milking techniques, laying down on dirty areas, or injury.
Keeping the cows standing after milking, to allow the teat canals to close, is key to mastitis prevention, says herdsman Nils Kurkutakis.