Bovine germicide application device and method

  • US 7,387,086 B2
  • Filed: 12/15/2005
  • Issued: 06/17/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/04/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for applying germicidal non-foaming teat dip solution to a teat comprising the steps of:

  • providing a reservoir container, having a top and an outer surface and defining a reservoir capable of holding a pre-selected quantity of a desired germicidal substance therein;

    an attachment connected with said top portion of said reservoir container, said attachment having a open first end configured to receive a teat therein, and extending along a body to a closed second end, said closed second end connected with said top portion of said reservoir container whereby material may pass from said reservoir container into said attachment through a transport conduit;

    said transport conduit is positioned within said attachment and having a first end and a second end and defining a passageway that extends from said first end to said second end along a length, said length sufficient so as to transport germicidal material from said reservoir to a desired location within said attachment and proximate said attachment open first end; and

    at least one wiping device fixedly laterally positioned within said attachment;

    said wiping device comprised of a generally circular brush having pluralities of soft bristles connected to an outer ring in layers, said outer ring configured to fit within said open first end of said attachment, said attachment further comprises a circumvolving ring positioned with said attachment, said ring configured for connection with at least one of said wiping devices, said wiping device configured to be wetted by said solution to apply said solution to said teat by wiping;

    inserting said teat within said attachment first end;

    applying a quantity of said solution to said teat as said teat is inserted into said attachment first end, said application done by said wiping device;

    withdrawing said body part from said attachment first end;

    wiping said teat utilizing said wiping device as said teat is withdrawn from said attachment first end; and

    recollecting excess germicidal non-foaming teat dip solution that is removed from said teat when said teat is wiped by said wiping device.

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