An automated hoofbath is an excellent way to maintain the health of your animals. Lameness can be brought on by infectious diseases such as hairy warts. And even non-infectious issues like bruises and ulcers can be treated early as well as infectious diseases so as to not affect the entire herd. A healthy cow will help you maintain a healthy bottom line.
StepGuardian is an automated hoof bath system that improves herd hoof health while at the same time saving time, labour, and chemical costs.
Hoof treatment is improved by automated cycling which enables timely and effective solutions while at the same time reducing chemical wastage by precision metered dosing.
Newly updated PLC is much easier to use and see. It has a large touch display for better visibility. There are inputs for external control functions. The menu guide is simple and has a help function. The display also provides clear status information.
Durable, long last design. It is 9-ft (2.8 m) in the total length of the bath. This is the minimum required to achieve two hoof strikes.
Having a separate mixing chamber is safer for the farm employees since it can be mixed hands-free. It also means that there is a consistent, uniform mixing with better dose control.
There can be one controller for up to 4 hoofbaths. The installation is simple, and the programming is not complicated.
The StepGuardian can be used as a standalone or can be integrated with SmartDairy for capturing additional data.