Protects the skin in the hoof region
Granda Team’s solution: use a skin protective agent specifically for the podal region.
Digital Dermatitis is a disease that causes painful lesions, generally on the heels of the rear feet.
It is a major cause of lameness in dairy cows and a significant problem for the dairy industry, causing reduced animal welfare and economic loss.
An average of 20-30% of all cows has Digital Dermatitis, but may be as high as 80% in a herd. Usually the same cows experience several cases of Digital Dermatitis, and others never have had a single case.
The risk of developing Digital Dermatitis in the 2nd lactation increases from 7% to 33%, if the cow had Digital Dermatitis in the 1st lactation.
Level of DD in high yield milk productions is around 20-30%.
SLURRY INCREASES THE RISK OF HOOF INFECTIONS
In high-yield milk productions, cows and heifers are exposed to high levels of skin-damaging waste products found in slurry. The waste products include ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, and moisture. Healthy and intact skin in the hoof region is very resistant to bacterial infections, but prolonged contact to waste products from the hoof environment weakens the skin and significantly increases the risk of hoof infection.
ELIMINATION OF BACTERIA IS NOT THE RIGHT APPROACH
Disinfectants or antibiotics are not suitable for hoof treatment in a polluted hoof environment with excessive levels of bacteria. After such treatments, bacteria will be reduced, but as soon as the cows and heifers reenter the barn, the hoof region will once again be exposed to an overload of bacteria and waste products.
The intense use of formalin, copper sulphate and other biocides have not been able to prevent Digital Dermatitis.
It suggests that another approach is needed in order to lower Digital Dermatitis
GRANDA TEAM SOLUTION: A NEW ACTIVE SKIN PROTECTION AGENT
SPECIALISED FOR USE IN THE HOOF REGION
HooFoss adds a fully covering layer of active minerals to the problem area. Once formed, the mineral layer will bind hard for several days to intact and damaged skin. When cows and heifers return to the barn, the active mineral layer will support the skin and protect against damaging waste products. This relief will allow the skin to heal, without being exposed to the harmful hoof environment.
When used continuously, HooFoss will provide ongoing protection and significantly reduce hoof problems.
Anaerobic bacteria release hydrogen sulphide, which breaks down oxygen and creates an oxygen-free zone on the surface of the skin surrounding the hooves.
Ammonia and moisture breaks down the natural skin barrier.
Bacteria penetrate the skin and cause infection.
START OF TREATMENT
WITH HOOFOSS SOLUTION
Hoofoss solution working in 4 steps:
- Cleans the skin from skin-damagingcomponents, such as manure and ammonia
- Powerful drying and increased oxygenation of the problem area
- Covers the problem area with a protective crust that supports skin healing
- Forms a resistant mineral layer on the skin that protects the skin for several days
HOOFOSS SOLUTION, USE IN FIELD BY GRANDA TEAM PROFESSIONAL HAS THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS:
Ready to use liquid
Application in spraying systems and hoof baths
Contains inorganic acidic minerals mainly based on aluminium, Iron and Zinc
Binds with high affinity on skin, wounds and hair for several days
Will treat acute and chronic Digital Dermatitis cases
Has a high prophylactic effect
The spraying method is the most effective and simple form of application, which ensures full contact to the hoof region. Spraying is easily combined with the daily work routines. HooFoss does not cause pain or distress in the animals. In the effort to reduce working time, we recommend spraying the rear legs only, since this is the location of the majority of hoof problems.
Packing sizes: 25 – 250 Kg
For use in milking parlours, rotary, head lock systems and other situations where spraying is feasible.
Use a knapsack sprayer made of durable plastic or stainless steel. For safety reasons, it is recommended to use a sprayer with a long telescopic lance in head lock systems, or similar.
Apply a concentrated solution twice per week.
Increase the application rate in case of severe problems.
IMPORTANT: Spray directly with powerful jet of HooFoss on the problem area and in the hoof cleft from a distance of approx. 2 cm. Rinse well through and make sure that HooFoss gets deep into the folds and fissures.
In hoof bath with specific mat
If spraying HooFoss is not possible, the product can also be used in hoof bath. It is, however, highly recommendable to spray HooFoss at least for a month, before starting up with hoof bath in order to ensure an controlled and optimal effect.
Hoofoss bath: 200 x 85 x 15 cm
Package size: 1300 Kg
Hoofoss mat: 1.80 x 65 cm