Dairy farmers are well aware that the health of their herd’s hooves is essential to maximum milk production and quality, and DeLaval’s hoof care products ensures that cows are always well cared-for.
- Extensive in-house research and development
- Environmentally-friendly solutions
- Reduces economic impact of poor hoof health
Hoof care is not just about hooves
DeLaval takes a “total hoof care” approach, catering not just for the hooves, but also the environment in which the cows spend their time. Doing so ensures that both the symptoms and the causes of hoof problems are dealt with quickly, safely and comprehensively.
Stop infection in its tracks
Infection problems are growing as a hoof health issue and limiting their spread through collective or individual treatments is key to maintaining good hoof health. DeLaval has developed and thoroughly tested a number of effective solutions in this area.
Prevent hoof problems
DeLaval’s “total hoof care” approach recommends that, apart from regular hoof baths, herds should also be assessed for lameness and actions taken to treat those animals that suffer from it. A risk assessment should be carried out on every farm to identify possible causes, and protocols implemented to prevent further problems. The combination of best practices and DeLaval’s market-leading hoof care products help farmers maintain a healthy herd and a profitable farm.
DeLaval footbath AFB1000
You can maintain an effective hoof care program in your herd while saving time and money, with the help of DeLaval automated footbath AFB1000.
- Durable construction
- Fully automatic filling and basin cleaning
- Saves time and labor
DeLaval PVC Footbath
The grass-coloured DeLaval portable footbath is impact proof, chemical proof, cold resistant, anti-slip and easy to place in the cow’s path without the need for digging. We recommend using this footbath with 4Hooves.
DeLaval Hoof Cleaner HC40
First clean, then sanitize. Use a pre-cleaner in a hoof cleaning bath immediately before the sanitizing bath and the chemical has a much better chance to be effective. Pre-cleaning helps to remove soil and debris and improves contact between the hoofbath solution and cow hoof and claw.
- A gentle detergent
- Use immediately before the sanitizing hoofbath
- Helps remove soil on the hoof
- Helps to clear the interdigital area
- Used regularly it helps to prevent soil build up on the hoof, so bacteria have less chance to colonize it
4Hooves is a concentrated hoof sanitizer composed of a new generation of quaternary ammonium compounds and organic acid. With a complete hoof management program, 4Hooves has proven in both lab tests and field trials to reduce the prevalence of foot warts. Not only is it equally effective compared to copper sulfate, but 4Hooves is also safe for end users and the environment.
- Safe to end users
- Not harmful to the environment