Mats & Baths
The Premium Hoofmat is 1.8m long x 0.9m wide with 30mm of foam core. It will hold approximately 35 litres of remedy, which should treat about 80 cows passing over. Top up as required during milking.
Remedies: Any remedy used in a footbath can be used more effectively and economically in a Hoofmat. This could be formalin, copper-sulphate or a patent remedy. Our standard recommendation, for simplicity and economy, is copper-sulphate powder or granules mixed 2% (by weight) with water. But we especially recommend Intracare “Hoof-fit” material, as it is not harmful to the environment as copper-sulfate is. (See these pages.)
One of the great benefits of changing from a footbath to Hoofmat for lameness treatment and prevention, is the great reduction in highly toxic treatment remedies such as formalin and copper-sulphate entering into drainage systems and the environment.
The big advantage with our modular foot bath is that it can be linked together with another one to create a dual-treatment bath. For example the first bath can be filled with water to clean the hooves, and the second bath with treatment solution. Or the baths can be joined side-by-side, useful in dairies with wide exits. The linkage system is secure, but easily detached for cleaning. The floor of the bath has a pattern of ‘nubs’. These have the effect of spreading the claws of the hoof creating better cleaning (in the first bath) and ensuring better treatment (in the second). The bath can equally well be used as a ‘single’ treatment bath. External dimensions are 2m long x 83cm wide x 18cm deep. Nominal capacity is 200 litres. The wall is volume marked. Weight 16kg each. Capacity up to 200L.