The hooves must be cared carefully to avoid limping. Limpings, when they are frequent (25-30 cases/year for 100 dairy cows) are economically important (estimated costs : about 260€/limping), which make them the third health issue in dairy cattle breeding, after reproduction and mastitis.
The good reflexes
Ideal time :
In case of lesions : curative hoof trimming, early intervention
Feet disinfection by foot bath of by spraying a disinfecting solution in the milking room