Not as good as a proper crush box, but a lot cheaper. The Shoof Hoof Lifter is a simple lifting device which is clamped onto the rail of a race or chute. The rope is then run over a higher rail and down to the cow's ankle. This is suitable for lifting front or back legs, but must be done on the same side as the leg to be lifted. The Hoof Lifter is used simply to get the foot up to the right height. As soon as it is off the ground, the leg should be secured with a Shoof Vet-Rope. The rope is then used to lash the leg to the rail where the hoof can be worked on. The rope should be held under tension by an assistant. Continued tension will ensure the hoof is kept secure and still. Weight of Hoof Lifter is 5kg. It will attach to round pipes up to 48mm diameter.
Specially manufactured for Shoof International Ltd., Vet-Rope is soft and safe. Made out of 24mm-diameter marine-grade polyester, it flattens out when wrapped around a limb. Will not cut, burn or chafe. Will not rot. Gets better with every wash (cold wash only). Regular 2.5m or new longer 2.8m (following requests). Each with eye splice one end.
This is made especially for northern hemisphere dairymen who need to lift a cow’s leg inside a barn. The sling is attached at the hock, and does not chafe or cut the leg whilst being lifted with normal rope tackle etc. Length 60cm (24 inches) o.a. Two eye splices. Many other uses around the farm.
The Shoof Walkease hoof rasp uses the same blade and cutting action as well-known wood working rasps. Blade is 40mm x 60mm, mounted in a plastic handle. A very useful tool for finishing the hoof prior to application of Walkease. Length 18cm o.a.
A handy template tool to use when hoof trimming dairy hooves to try to achieve the optimal natural hoof shape.
1. To check correct sole to hoof wall angle.
2. To check correct toe length.
3. To check claw depth.
4. To check correct plane of soles.
Instructions are included with the Claw Checker.