Using footbaths is recognised as a preventive measure, improving animal welfare and herd activity, by helping control contagious hoof problems such as digital dermatitis.
Most cattle experts advocate the benefit of regular foot bathing, indeed recommending that this is incorporated as part of the daily routine when moving dairy cattle around the milking parlour. Accounting for direct and indirect costs lameness per cow is estimated at £330 per year, reducing fertility levels and milk yields.
Our Footbath is suitable for use on either a solid floor or as a component within a suspended floor.
For further information regarding Concrete Footbaths Please contact a member of our agriculture Sales Team on
028 2565 2566, Ext 1
Footbaths are designed for use on a solid floor or to be suspended over the tank. This allows for emptying directly into the tank below.
Precast concrete footbaths are very robust.
Concrete footbaths create a permanent fixture that do not move when the cows walk through them, or create any excessive hoof noise comparison to plastic or metal options.
Precast concrete footbaths are designed to be suitable when used with corrosive chemicals.
A curved inner wall design is a feature of our Footbath which helps prevent the loss of valuable solution.
Footbaths are designed with a 100mm (4″) bung to facilitate rapid emptying.
Drainage holes can either be cast on the bottom or side of the footbath.
Each Footbath includes a slightly roughened floor as standard, providing secure footing for livestock.
Bespoke footbaths can be manufactured to fit into various locations within the parlour, see more in product applications. Research from AHDB showing ‘a footbath is most effective when incorporated into the normal routine for cows’.
AHDB recommend footbaths should be able to allow for • A cow to take 3-4 steps in the bath requiring it to be 3-4m long.
• Enough width for a cow to pass another.
• A depth to provide a minimum of 4″ of solution to cover the heels and recommends using 6″ to 8″.
• Footbaths can be manufactured to specific customer sizes and requirements, and it suit specific locations.
• Footbaths are supplied with a 100mm (4″) bung to facilitate emptying.
For further information regarding Footbaths please contact a member of our Agri sales team on 028 2565 2566, Ext 1.
Footbaths can be used on a stand-alone basis or in conjunction with another unit.
A combination of two footbaths is often used:
• The first filled with water as pre-wash to remove excess muck
• The second filled with the chemical cleaning solution.
This approach ensures that the second bath containing the active solution will be more effective over a longer period of time.
Footbaths can be designed to be located at numerous different locations within the farm building. • At the drinking tough – feet are submerged in solution whilst the animal is drinking.
• At the entry or exit of the milking parlour – research confirms pre or post milking are is equally effective. • Cubicle walkways – at the mouth of the collecting yard.