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Facts worth knowing about KRAIBURG rubber floorings / mats for cows, bulls and calves

The benefits of soft-abrasive walking areas

Studies show:

  • cattle choose soft flooranimals prefer soft ground → freedom of movement is not restricted
  • nature-orientated load conditions → nature-orientated abrasion
  • claw abrasion and position correction 365 days a year
    • measurements prove: claw angle remains fairly constant between 2 claw trimming dates 1)

  • physiological shape of the claw is preserved 2)
  • less haematoma and dermatitis digitalis than with cows kept on concrete 2)

Problem animal housing:

claws often become too long and flat

Problem animal housing: too long claws enhance claw diseases

Causes of incorrect claw form:
  • too much abrasion on the bulb and heel horn erosion. This is a vicious circle, because the claw form is already “sloped” and results in imbalanced load

  • high horn growth, often with poor horn quality through high yield, feeding etc.

  • claws too long → Rusterholz sole ulcer

  • hard abrasive surfaces smooth the claw flat (hardly any slope of the sole)

In nature:

sandy constituents in the elastic soil ensure that horn formation and abrasion are kept balanced

ideal claw form in nature

Correct claw form is important:

  • good load conditions on the hoof wall

  • high bulb reduces the risk of infectious claw diseases


abrasive surfaces like pediKURA or profiKURA provide with the abrasive agent corundum and the special profiling integrated into the surface for gentle claw abrasion


1) Benz, B.: „Feldversuch mit weichen, abrasiven Laufflächenbelägen in 6 Milchviehbetrieben”, 2009

2) Günther M.: „Vergleich von Klauenentwicklung und Klauengesundheit bei Milchkühen auf Spaltenboden mit teilweise abrasiven elastischen Auflagen und Betonspaltenboden”, 2015

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