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EfferCept Sanitizing Teat Dip | Activon Inc.


Nothing compares to fast-acting EfferCept SG teat dip tablets for powerful killing, cleaning and NOW CONDITIONING; even in the presence of dirt, manure and other organic matter. The same EfferCept tablets that have been trusted for more than 20 years as a germicidal pre and post teat dip, are now available with SoftGuard (SG) conditioner. When dissolved in water, EfferCept SG becomes a mild, non-irritating sanitizing teat dip that safely cleans and conditions to soothe and protect skin, teats and udders.  

- aloe enriched for soothing & protecting
quickly kills 99.999% of E. coli and Staph. aureus 
- broad-spectrum control of mastitis causing organisms
- for use as dip, spray or foam
- easy-to-use
- non-irritating, gentle on teats and hands
- dissolvable in any potable water
- precise measurements & no on farm mixing
- no hauling of heavy barrels and totes
- cost effective at any milk price
- NPE-free iodine alternative
- 7-10 day shelf life once dissolved


It is not every day that people get excited about a mastitis advancement this "small". The savings and benefits of conveniently sized EfferCept and/or EfferCept SG continuously generates excitement among today's dairy farming community. EfferCept teat dip, foam and spray is a super concentrated, effervescent sanitizing tablet that quickly dissolves in any potable water, reducing excessive waste, freight, storage and handling. EfferCept teat dip will put you in control of your mastitis program. 


Kills on contact, quickly eliminating 99.999% of E. coli, Staph. aureus and other mastitis-causing organisms within 15 seconds of exposure time. Outperforms beach and 1% iodine in eliminating organisms.

Fast-acting effervescent tablets begin working on contact; solution remains stable for 7-10 days.

Dissolves rapidly in hard or soft potable water on-farm. No mixing or hauling of heavy barrels or totes. Near neutral pH of 6.7 is non-corrosive, non-caustic and non-irritating.

Protects, conditions and softens skin, teats and udders at a lower cost than iodine and most other teat dips. Cost effective at virtually any milk price!



You just can't beat the killing power of EfferCept or EfferCept SG, with strength that is NMC Protocol B proven and tested by Louisiana State University. The active ingredient in EfferCept teat dip tablets is a special hypochlorous molecule that significantly works to kill and prevent mastitis-causing organisms from intra-mammary infections. Mastitis, or inflammation of the mammary gland, is widely considered the single-most profit robbing disease in the US dairy industry. EfferCept teat dips will attack and destroy a large number of these broad-spectrum or mastitis-causing organisms in 15 seconds or less. Here are a few:

Escherichia coli (E.coli)
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus uberis
Streptococcus agalactiae
Salmonella choleraesuis
Salmonella typhimurium
Pseudomonas species
Mycoplasma species
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Klebsiella species
Proteus vulgaris
Listeria monocytogenes
Candida species
Aspergillus species
and many more viruses......




EfferCept stands apart from other teat dip products like iodine by maintaining its germicidal effectiveness in the presence of organic matter, dirt, and manure. One of the primary problems of traditional teat dips, is their susceptibility to inactivation or rapid neutralization when organic loads exist. In many applications, especially in the animal health environment, relatively high levels of available chlorine are recommended because the degree of inactivation is unknown. Be confident that EfferCept teat dip tablets will fight through the toughest debris to help reduce somatic cell counts and improve your bottom line.

When dissolved in potable water, EfferCept teat dip tablets offer broad killing power that outperforms bleach and 1% iodine in eliminating the leading range of broad-spectrum organisms. In a university study, the active ingredient in EfferCept, at half the concentration of Clorox bleach, demonstrated greater germicidal activity than bleach or 1% iodine (see graph).

EfferCept teat dip tablets virtually eliminate the corrosive effects associated with traditional bleaches and iodines. Unlike pre-mixed solutions, EfferCept tablets are shipped in a dry form, which guarantees fresh, full-strength, effervescent power is activated when added to any potable water - hard or soft. Simply put, this breakthrough delivers better organism elimination without the harsh irritation found in competing products.





Activon tablets are highly effective offering "quick kill" performance against a wide range of bacteria and viruses. The active ingredient that makes these tablets so powerful is sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC), in effervescent or concentrated tablet form. While this active ingredient is a member of the chlorine family, it differs from other chlorine-based treatments that operate at a pH favoring the prevalence of the OCl- ion.


1) HOCI is attracted to bacterial cell wall
2) HOCI easily penetrates and gets inside cell wall without disruption of animal or human skill cells
3) HOCI explodes or deactivates harmful cells from inside resulting in rapid death

** Hypochlorous-based (HOCI) penetrates the microorganism and quickly eliminates the enzyme's energy source.

When dissolved in hard or soft potable water, the NaDCC chemical composition "effervesces" from tablet-form into a diluted or ready-to-use disinfectant or sanitizer, resulting in 95% hypochlorous acid (HOCI). The HOCI molecule is key to the product's exceptional killing power against a wide range of harmful organisms. This molecule bears no positive or negative charge and, unlike the negatively charged OCl- ions produced by chlorous acid/chlorine dioxide treatments or OI- ions produced by iodine treatments, it is not repelled by negatively charged bacterial cell walls. The molecule easily penetrates microorganisms but does not easily penetrate animal and human skin cells. Next, HOCl molecules within the microorganism deactivate the cell's primary energy-producing source, resulting in rapid cell death. 






SoftGuard is an additive created for use with traditional EfferCept teat dip tablets to enhance natural skin suppleness. Available in a blue or clear liquid, SoftGuard quickly conditions, soothes and protects teats and udders while leaving behind an aloe enriched, lotion-like feel. Softguard plays a vital role in a complete mastitis control program and is a great addition when added to highly-effective EfferCept teat dips. SoftGuard should not be used with the NEW and improved, EfferCept-SG.

SoftGuard Mixing Instructions

1) Prepare desired solution of traditional EfferCept according to EfferCept label directions

2) Add SoftGuard at the rate of 1 ounce per gallon of ready-to-use EfferCept teat dip solution. For great color and conditioning intensity, you may add up to 2 ounces per gallon.

3) When using as an udder pre-wash or pre-spray, wipe the teat thoroughly before attaching milking equipment.

Note: the 2.5 gallon container makes 320 gallons of conditioner. 



EfferCept-SG Teat Dip (w/ aloe-enriched conditioner)

EfferCept SG Safety Data Sheet (SDS) | Activon Inc.EfferCept SG Kills on Contact Brochure | Activon Inc.


Effercept Teat Dip, Foam & Spray