Stalosan Hoof 15 ltr
- 1 unit = 15 kg
- 36 units = 1 pallet
Digital dermatitis (Mortellaro’s disease)
Healthy and intact skin in the hoof region can be damaged by environmental factors like moisture, manure and ammonia. Here the weakened skin areas are more susceptible to pathogenic microorganisms like Treponema that normally would not be able to cause infection in intact skin. Treponema plays an important role in digital dermatitis/Mortellaro’s disease.
Once digital dermatitis has been established, there is a risk of chronic conditions where bacteria thrive in resistant biofilm, necrotic
tissue and scales.
Here many treatments are inefficient, because of the strong and protective bacterial biofilm that prevents conventional antimicrobials from getting in contact with the bacteria. At the same time, the biofilm creates a hypoxic environment that inhibits wound healing and increases bacterial survival. In here bacteria excrete damaging chemicals like ammonia and hydrogen sulphide that breaks down tissue and oxygen, respectively.
The immune respond is also partly inhibited by biofilm.
Mechanisms of action for Stalosan Hoof
- Powerful removal of biofilm without damaging the skin
- Neutralises ammonia and sulphides on the skin
- Increases the concentration of oxygen in the wound
- Supports sebum
- Closes the DD wound with a scab
- Forms a protective and resistant layer on the skin that protects from future DD infections.
- Hoof mat is placed in a hoof bath
- 35-40 litres of concentrated or diluted Stalosan Hoof (1:1 with water) is poured into the bath. The hoof mat can contain 35 litres of solution and will allow the passage of 200-300 cows
- Use two times per week. If severe problems exist the weekly application can be increased in the first four weeks
- Wash the hoof mat surface after use and hang over a fence to dry
- (NB: Washing water will not run of, if the mat is laid flat on the ground or slats)