Foot baths: how many times a week?

Foot baths: how many times a week?

We've been posting a lot on foot baths lately. How many times do you think cows should have a foot bath?

Our advice: 1x a week with 100 cows, 3x a week wirh 1000 cows

Please let us know what you think is best!

Comments (5)

Anouk Brinkhoff

Nice contribution from one of our readers on Facebook:

"Nigel Cook has a chart on the frequency of use as determined by leg cleanliness: http://manitowoc.uwex.edu/.../05/Footbath_Alternatives.pdf"

Barry Sumption

I footbath every day to keep on top of DD why because once slurry dry on feet no way to target DD without hosing feet off first which cause stress to cows and herdsman.

Joep Driessen

Barry Sumption wrote:
I footbath every day to keep on top of DD why because once slurry dry on feet no way to target DD without hosing feet off first which cause stress to cows and herdsman.

Thanks for sharing!

Frans Rops

I don't know when it was the last time that we used a footbath.

michael madsen

hello i think wash in milkstabel.and ten big box off cement tre one clinn wather nr 2 water like kokus and one wiht salt vand, one ore after how big problem ,wiht wett/ore dry hufs.

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