Hoofcount Excel footbath: The one that counts

The Hoofcount Excel footbath is a fully automatic system built in Britain and now exported worldwide. Activated either manually by timer or by a ‘cow counter’, the footbath automatically introduces water, doses up to two active ingredients and also empties itself under its own steam after a pre-programmed number of cows have ambled through. We look at the technology in situ

30 Apr 2020

Regular footbaths on dairy farms are reckoned to be the best protection against acute lameness problems, particularly digital dermatitis. No matter what foot protection chemical you use, the shortcoming of footbaths is that by their nature they become contaminated and must be flushed out, cleaned and refilled on a regular basis, often manually.