Mats & Baths
The Premium Hoofmat is 1.8m long x 0.9m wide with 30mm of foam core. It will hold approximately 35 litres of remedy, which should treat about 80 cows passing over. Top up as required during milking.
Remedies: Any remedy used in a footbath can be used more effectively and economically in a Hoofmat. This could be formalin, copper-sulphate or a patent remedy. Our standard recommendation, for simplicity and economy, is copper-sulphate powder or granules mixed 2% (by weight) with water. But we especially recommend Intracare “Hoof-fit” material, as it is not harmful to the environment as copper-sulfate is. (See these pages.)
One of the great benefits of changing from a footbath to Hoofmat for lameness treatment and prevention, is the great reduction in highly toxic treatment remedies such as formalin and copper-sulphate entering into drainage systems and the environment.
This is a big heavy-duty foot bath which is usually placed in the exit race of the dairy shed, but can also be used in any raceway for treating feet of non-dairy livestock. The bath floor has special ridges which serve to spread the hoof claws as the animal walks on it, ensuring treatment solution flows fully into the interdigital cavity. The whole foot bath is heavily constructed (weight 20kg) and is self supporting. Just place on floor or ground, fill with required treatment solution and use. External dimensions are 1.96m long x 93cm wide x 16cm deep. Internal dimensions are 1.77m long x 0.77cm wide x 15cm deep. Liquid capacity up to 200 litres maximum. Not suitable for use with a Hoofmat inside.
The big advantage with our modular foot bath is that it can be linked together with another one to create a dual-treatment bath. The first bath can be filled with water to clean the hooves, and the second bath with treatment solution. The linkage system is secure, but easily detached for cleaning. The floor of the bath has a pattern of ‘nubs’. These have the effect of spreading the claws of the hoof creating better cleaning (in the first bath) and ensuring better treatment (in the second). The bath can equally well be used as a ‘single’ treatment bath. External dimensions are 205cm long x 81cm wide x 17cm deep. Nominal capacity is 200 litres. The wall is volume marked.