Gummiwerk KRAIBURG Elastik GmbH & Co. KG
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Mounting is an important criterion in determining the time for insemination. Cows with healthy claws kept on rubber mats show this behaviour more frequently, because they can move around free of pain and safely.
The cows feel safe and have confidence in the KURA floor.
Every return to oestrus costs about 100 – 150 EUR!
A survey conducted by Strues & Malkow-Nerge (2008) revealed that animals with claw problems had notedly longer calving intervals of from 17-45 days. This confirms the results by Kremer et al. (2007): cows on slatted floors with KURA S had a 39 day shorter calving-to-conception interval – which means a cost savings of approximately returning to oestrus twice!
Worldwide there are immense economic losses from the 10-15 % of culling caused by claw diseases! Infectious claw diseases – according to new studies – do not cause early culling, but mechanicaltraumatic claw diseases do (Cramer et al. 2009) – soft walking area covers reduce the occurrence of mechanical-traumatic claw diseases by up to 80 %.