Bad locomotion is directly impacted the animal welfare and consequently the performance of your herd and of your farm:
– Reduction to the access for water and feed both leading to a reduction of milk production.
– Increase the time on the litter so potential increased risk to contamination with environment bacteria as the udder is more in contact with the bedding.
– Increase trimmer costs and intervention on the animals.
– Decrease the general performance of the herd (longer inter-calving periods, higher culling rate…etc).
To ensure a normal locomotion of the herd, prevention is the key ! ✅
Kersia help you to build your hoof care management program:
– Ensure a control environment.
– Help to hooves resistance by supplying biotin during the dry period.
– Set a regular hoof care hygiene method including disinfection of the hoof (ideally with an initial detergent action).