Feb. 25 2020 11:17 AM

New non-iodine teat dip has proven mastitis killing power and doesn’t require mixing.

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Proven mastitis killing power. No mixing. Excellent teat conditioning. GEA Effinity™, a new post-milking teat dip, provides all that and more in a ready-to-use package for superior milk quality.

“Effinity is a great choice for your herd if you are looking for a non-iodine teat dip that is ready to use,” explains John Brooks, GEA director of hygiene sales (east). “It is also an excellent dip if the teat ends in your herd could use a cleanup, particularly after a period of harsh weather.”

Effinity uses two active ingredients, lactic acid and phenoxyethanol, and combines them with unique additives that work together to boost bactericidal efficacy. Thorough testing demonstrated Effinity’s killing power with a 99.99% kill rate on three of the leading mastitis-causing pathogens – E. coli, Staph. aureus and Strep. uberis.

Effinity maintains a mild, stable pH of 3.5, making it gentler on teat skin and reducing the chance of irritation. Its ingredient package also contains glycerin and lanolin, along with products commonly used in the cosmetic industry to promote optimal skin condition.

Herds will benefit from the superior exfoliation effect of Effinity, seeing a renewed layer of healthy teat skin and softer, smoother teat ends after the first weeks of use.

“Effinity has a distinct green color for easy confirmation of complete teat coverage,” adds Brooks. “Plus, all GEA teat dips come with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.”

For more information on GEA Effinity teat dip, contact your local authorized GEA dealer or visit gea.com/unitedstates.

GEA is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other industries that generated consolidated revenues of approximately EUR 4.8 billion in 2018. The international technology group specializes in machinery, and production facilities as well as process technology and components. GEA provides sustainable energy solutions for sophisticated production processes in various end-user markets and offers a comprehensive service portfolio. The group generates around 70% of its revenue in the food and beverages sector that enjoys long-term sustainable growth. As of Dec. 31, 2018, the company employed about 18,500 people worldwide. GEA is a market and technology leader in its business areas. The company is listed on the German MDAX (G1A, WKN 660 200), the STOXX® Europe 600 Index and selected MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes. Further information is available at gea.com.