When cattle are housed, access to soil on feet is replaced by faeces. This can cause different types of foot disease. Lameness is reputed to be the greatest drain on dairy cow margin generation.
Post turnout, when cattle graze, and get soil or dust coverage on their feet, typically, if stocking rates are correct and pastures and walkways are not contaminated, their feet disease issues like digital dermatitis subside. Constant feacal bacterial contamination of the foot can lead to many cow foot problems.
Pruex AHC Foam applies soil type bacteria to the cows feet in a similar way to what happens naturally when the cows graze.Marcus Hunt, a dairy farmer discusses the issues he had with his cows' udders and feet.