Trainer Luuk Reissenweber has a case study for us on Mortellaro. It starts with a statement he has on account of our blog about rubber floors.
"I want to give a reaction after your post about rubber matts. Last week I visited a farm where they've had a rubber floor for five years. The hoof trimmer was there as well and the situation was concerning: 9 out of 10 cows had Mortellaro and even worse: the claws looked like they hadn't been trimmed for over a year. After asking, it turned out it had been done only four months ago. I think the main cause is the rubber floor: too wet, not enough grinding and a too fertile soil for Mortellaro virus".
Another farm I visited also has problems with Mortellaro. This is the farm on the photo. The question is: what can we do about too much Mortellaro? How can we prevent it?
Who has an answer to this question? Please share your thoughts!