Hoof health is of major importance for the wellbeing of the cow and enables her in natural behavior. This results in voluntary visits to the Lely Astronaut milking robot, resulting in optimum feed intake and milk production. Optimal hoof health gives also less labor for the farmer. To improve overall hoof health, Lely has a Lely Meteor hoof health approach which consists of an individual- and a preventive approach. Farm Management advisors can discover the needs of the farmer and give proactive support and the right expectations and advices for the Lely Meteor approach to continuously optimize hoof health on the farm. The Lely Meteor approach exists of hardware (Lely Meteor automatic hoof sprayer, Mobile sprayer, Hoof bath for Lely Meteor), Consumables for individual action (Lely Meteor Balm, Bandage, Pads, Spreading plier), Consumables for preventive action (Lely Meteor Wash Spray, Lely Meteor Care Spray, Lely Meteor Hoof Bath Liquid) and Farm Management Support. The Lely Meteor automatic hoof sprayer in the Astronaut milking robot represents the preventive actions to control and maintain hoof health on the farm. Prior to milking, the hooves are cleaned and after milking the hooves are cared with a spray. Also young stock and dry cows can be included for the preventive application via the Mobile sprayer. Lely Meteor Wash Spray is part of the preventive action and meant to clean the hooves before milking via the Lely Meteor automatic hoof sprayer. Washing the hooves results in cleaner hooves and helps in reducing hygiene related hoof disorders. With the Lely Meteor settingstool the right spray settings can be entered and depends on the hygiene score of the hoofs. The efficacy of Lely Meteor Care Spray is improved by washing the hooves upfront with Lely Meteor Wash Spray. Lely Meteor Wash Spray is a unique blend of surfactants, especially developed for the Lely Meteor automatic hoof sprayer and improves the cleaning power of water.
Safety Data Sheet: https://www.lely.com/nl/techdocs/consumables/