Hoof care

Hoof Care

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. 

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.

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.

DeLaval takes a “total hoof care” approach, catering not just for the hooves, but also the environment in which the cows spend their time.

Benefits:

  • Extensive in-house research and development
  • Environmentally-friendly solutions
  • Free of copper sulphate 
  • Complete program of preventive measures limits the start and spread of infections
  • Reduces economic impact of poor hoof health

DeLaval’s “total hoof care” approach recommends that, apart from regular hoof baths, herd 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.