Elastic foot block gives added grip
LAME cows can be fitted with an improved block that gives them more grip, according to UK supplier Cox Surgical.
It says the slip-resistant sole of the Demotec Easy-Bloc allows mobility, and is thick enough to reduce the pressure on the affected claw, relieving pain and reducing the milk yield loss suffered by lame cows.
The Easy-Bloc features a smooth flexible upper cover that is elastic and is said to accommodate a wide range of claw sizes. This also makes the Easy-Bloc easier to remove, says Cox Surgical.
It says the fixing resin hardens quickly allowing the animal to stand on the hoof in 4-5 minutes.
The complete kit with four Blocs costs £30.03 and a 12 Bloc kit is £66.89 (0181-668 2100).