Claw health with elevated feedstalls - Practical Experience
Claw health with elevated feedstalls - Practical Experience

Claw health: elevated feedstalls

Standing at the feeding table or in the walking alley causes the claws to come into more contact with faeces and urine. This damages the claw horn and facilitates infectious claw diseases. Furthermore, when the walking and standing areas are hard, additional mechanical, traumatic claw diseases can develop.

the chart shows the precarious parts of the day for claw health while the cow stands, gets milked or eats, the lying times relief the clawsLooking at a dairy cow’s daily activities makes it clear: the time spent in the feeding area makes up the biggest “precarious claw” part of the day.

 

this graphic shows an elevated feedstall with rubber mat with all dimensionsSOLUTION: elevated feedstalls with rubber mat

  • cows stand dry, clean and claw-friendly soft

  • scraper can run unhindered

  • less displacement → undisturbed feed intake

without elevated feedstalls the cows have to stand on the walking alley during eating, so the risk for claw diseases is higherWithout elevated feedstalls:

animals are disturbed by the scraper during feeding

 

with elevated feedstalls and rubber mats the cows stand dry and clean and are not disturbed during eatingWith elevated feedstalls:
  • animals can eat undisturbed

  • higher scraper frequency possible

  • 1.6 m feedstall + 2.5 m walking alley

→ no additional space required!

 

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