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On hard stable floors mechanical-traumatic claw diseases can develop, caused by an unnaturally strong pressure load. In 80 % of the cases the hind claws are affected, indicating excessive load as the main cause.
Only on soft ground can cattle walk naturally on their claws - cattle are animals that require soft ground to walk on:
→ these criteria provide stability– but only on soft ground!
→ horn quality improves
→ the horn becomes more resistant to physical, chemical and bacterial effects
Length difference of inner and outer toes
Source: Muggli, E., 2007, University Zurich; images: Karl Nuss, Munich
Motion sequence of a cow stepping down
Source: Schmid, T. et al., 2008; images: Karl Nuss, Munich
… and that is why cows choose soft ground.
On soft KURA rubber mats the claws can sink in about 3 or 4 mm – which is exactly what cattle require naturally.