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Comfort mats for
High-performance, intensively fed dairy cows have stronger horn growth. Too much abrasion on the heel will allow the claw to "tip backwards" and the claw angle will be flatter. Abrasive hard floors also grind the claw flat, resulting in the loss of the wall edge and thus the natural slope of the sole.
Source: Kümper, 2003
Uniform load conditions of the horny shoe prevent
punctual bruising of the sole's corium. A high heel
lifts the bulb area away from the dirty surface and
lessens the risk of infection.
This leads to overloading and punctual bruising of
the corium (often resulting in Rusterholz sole ulcer).
A low heel increases the risk of infectious claw diseases such as heel horn erosion and digital dermatitis. Regular corrective claw trimming is therefore necessary.
Soft flooring with the abrasive corundum incorporated in the surface supports physiological claw abrasion 365 days a year. Studies indicate that the corundum mats preserve the claw angle as well as the wall edge. The soft floor keeps the outer claw from being overloaded and reduces pressure ulcers. Maintenance of the claw angle with a high heel keeps the bulb off dirty surfaces. This helps to prevent infectious claw diseases!
Benz, 2009; Telezhenko and Bergsten, 2011; Günther, 2015
The study shows that pediKURA helps to maintain
correct claw position even between claw trimming
sessions, allowing routine claw trimming to be
genuinely about care. These will take less time and
involve fewer treatments of misalignments and
diseases caused by incorrect load.
profiKURA and pediKURA with corundum in the surface provide a unique combination of comfortable
softness and claw abrasion whilst preventing the
loss of the wall edges of the claws.
the pediKURA tester from KRAIBURG
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