New cubicle mat TARSA – Practical Experience
New cubicle mat TARSA – Practical Experience

The new lying mat KRAIBURG TARSA: Report from practice

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KRAIBURG TARSA was awarded with the DLG Innovation Award in SilverKRAIBURG TARSA comfort zone lying mat with extra soft and pliant tarsal zone for sensitive tarsal joints of dairy cowsTARSA:

Comfort zone lying mat with pliant tarsal zone
in the rear third of the mat

Cross section:

KRAIBURG TARSA lying mat: the different layers of the two comfort zones shown in cross section

Benefits of the front section:

  • proven 3-layer structure ensures optimal and permanent softness for every load condition

  • pebbled surface for good slip resistance

 
Initial results from tests1)

 

Assessment of carpal joints

the chart shows a research result: the comfort mat KRAIBURG TARSA has a positive effect on the carpal joints

positive effect on carpal joints: considerable decrease of carpal findings

 

Benefits of the specially designed tarsal zone in the rear third of the mat:

  • pressure relief for sensitive tarsal joints when lying down

  • better air circulation keeps the skin drier

  • even small amounts of litter are held in place

  • improved sure-footedness, especially when getting up and when leaving the cubicle

  • integrated soft slope to rear edge promotes drying off

 

Assessment of tarsal joints

the chart shows a research result: the comfort mat KRAIBURG TARSA has a positive effect on the tarsal joints

→ positive effect on tarsal joints: steady improvement in joint health

 

Cleanness and amount of litter in comparison

the chart shows a research result: the comfort mat KRAIBURG TARSA is clean and holds litter better in comparison

litter is held better on TARSA with the same cleanness

Tip: Chopped and milled straw have proved themselves.

Operation Niedermayer, Prien, DE

Profile:

  • approx. 50 dairy cows

  • elevated cubicles with TARSA

Anton at his dairy cow house with comfort mats KRAIBURG TARSA in the cubicles

dairy cows lying comfortably on the pliant KRAIBURG TARSA comfort mat especially for sensitive tarsal joints, operation Niedermayer, Prien, Germany

 

Anton Niedermayer, Prien, Germany, has a dairy farm with 50 cows. In September 2015 he renovated his cubicles and covered them with TARSA mats.

"In the beginning I was very sceptical… Can the tarsal zone be cleaned easily? Will the cows like the mats or are they "uncomfortable?" But now I say: SUPER! Super clean and the cows really like the mats. Joint health has developed positively and the sure-footedness, especially when getting up, is striking!"

Source: 1) Huber R.: „Technologischer Vergleich zweier Komfortliegematten für Hochboxen im Hinblick auf Gesundheitsmanagement und Ethologie”, 2016

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