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4XLA Germicidal Pre- & Post-Milking Teat Dip (Activator)

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4XLA Germicidal Pre- & Post-Milking Teat Dip (Activator)

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Ecolab Food & Bev. Div.

An aid in reducing the spread of organisms which may cause mastitis


4XLA Germicidal Pre- & Post-Milking Teat Dip (Activator) Caution

For external use only. Not for use in sanitizing dairy equipment. Do not mix with any other teat dip or other product. Store at room temperature. Protect from heat and freezing. Always store away from continuous artificial light or direct sunlight. Avoid contact with food. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, flush eyes with large quantities of water. See a physician if irritation develops.

Active Ingredient

2.64% Lactic Acid.

CONTAINS: 10% Glycerin


Unused teat dip may be diluted with water and flushed down drain. Do not reuse containers. Empty containers should be thoroughly rinsed with water and taken to a recycling center.

Keep out of the reach of children

Directions For Use

Measure equal volumes of 4XLA® base and 4XLA activator into a clean dip cup/container and mix until the color is uniform throughout. Do not dilute. Mix only enough product for one milking of the herd. Dip cups should be washed after each milking.


Pre-Milking: If teats are visibly dirty, wash and dry teats with a single service towel prior to dipping. Before each cow is milked, dip the teats as far up as possible. Leave 4XLA Teat Dip on teats for at least 15-30 seconds. Wipe teats dry using a single service towel before milking.

Post-Milking: Immediately after milking, dip teats at least 2/3 to all their length in 4XLA Teat Dip. Allow to air dry. DO NOT WIPE. 4XLA Teat Dip can be used as a post-dip alone, or as a pre- and post-milking teat dip.

Always use freshly mixed, full strength 4XLA Teat Dip. If product in dip cup becomes visibly dirty, discard contents and fill with fresh 4XLA Teat Dip. 4XLA Teat Dip may be diluted with water and safely flushed down the drain.

Note 1: If teat irritation occurs, discontinue use until irritation subsides. Consult your veterinarian and milking equipment service personnel if irritation persists.

Note 2: The gold color in the mixed product fades with time. At higher temperatures the fading is more rapid. However, this will not affect the efficacy of the product.

Note 3: 4XLA should be used only with a compatible pre-dip or udder wash.

AVOID FREEZING: If product is exposed to freezing temperatures, components must be mixed thoroughly prior to use.

Made in USA

U.S. Patent 5,384,134; Foreign Patents Issued and Pending

Contents: 5 U.S. Gallons (18.925 Liters), 15 U.S. Gallons, 55 U.S. Gallons

CPN: 14490180

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