Klinosorb TKB dry hoof bath
What makes Klinosorb TKB dry hoof bath so special?
Consequences of digital dermatitis
Digital dermatitis is extremely painful for animals.
Acute digital dermatitis has a significant influence on milk productivity. Productivity can be reduced by an average of 0.5 – 1.5 l per day.
Optimal productivity can only be reached with active animals that are free from pain. Oestrus diagnosis also drops dramatically when animals are suffering from painful hoof illnesses.
A preventative application of Klinosorb TKB keeps hoofes in a healthy condition thanks to its soothing properties, improving the well being of cows. Improved well being optimises the productivity as well as the fertility of cows.
Benefits of Klinosorb TKB
- Klinosorb TKB binds free water and eradicates the basis of digital dermatitis: moisture.
- Klinosorb TKB does not cause any pain to the animal or irritation to lesions.
- Animals walk freely and easily through the Klinosorb dry food bath.
- Klinosorb TKB does not disintegrate or lose its effect after a long application. It can also be continually reused.
Klinosorb TKB application
- Fill a regular hoof bath (approx. 200 x 80 x 15 cm) with sufficient Klinosorb TKB or use the hoof bath you already have available.
- The coronet above the hoof wall must be covered with Klinosorb TKB when the cows walk through. This is very important. Approximately 4-5 bags of Klinosorb TKB are required for the above bath dimensions.
- The hoof bath should be installed in the exit of the milking parlour.
- The hooves should only be cleaned before the first run, then no more.
- Loosen up the Klinosorb TKB regularly and refill after 50 cows or as required!
Application plan for around 100 cows
Allow cows to run through the dry hoof bath daily (after milking) for the first 3-4 weeks.
- At first, ensure the hoof bath is filled with enough Klinosorb TKB to completely cover the hooves when walking through.
- Wash the hooves once before the first treatment.
- Let cows run through the hoof bath immediately after exiting the milking parlour or robot, ideally.
- After around 50 cows have been through the hoof bath, loosen up the Klinosorb TKB and refill the bath if required.
- Afterwards build the dry hoof bath into the cows’ hygiene plan at least twice a week after milking.