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On April 6th, Dr. Sofie Piepers from MEX™ gave a practical and interactive presentation on the challenges and opportunities of the dry period for dairy cattle as part of the launch of Ubrostar® (Boehringer Ingelheim) in Algeria. The dry period is a crucial period for udder health in a cow's lacattion cycle. On the one hand, the dry period offers opportunities: cows with existing intramammary infections (= cows with an elevated somatic cell count) can (spontaneously) cure. On the other hand, the dry period also poses threats for the udder health as a high proportion of new intramammary infections actually gets established during the weeks cows are not lactating.