Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to introduce an innovative bacterial program to help maintain ruminant mobility: PODO CONCEPT.
PODO CONCEPT is an innovative program including a range of bacterial-based products combined with patented equipment and technical recommendations to easily and efficiently help maintain the hoof health of the entire herd.
Maintaining healthy hooves can help reduce the risk of health issues such as lameness. PODO CONCEPT can be used in all ruminants, including dairy cows, beef, ovine, and caprine.
PODO CONCEPT is designed for on-farm advisers looking for more natural and complete ready-to-use solutions to help maintain cow mobility and hoof health.
“According to a scientific consensus, the sooner lameness is detected and addressed, the better the results. Today, mainly chemical liquid solutions are available, which have technical limitations, environmental concerns, and future regulatory uncertainty – like the extensive use of formalin in some products, for example. Lallemand Animal Nutrition can offer a different approach to lameness based on the management of microbial ecosystems naturally present around the hoof. Our main innovation consists of dry bacterial inoculation of hoof through a specific and patented footbath. It allows ruminants to maintain hoof health and reduce the need for veterinary interventions,” said Agnès CORBIN, Technical Support Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition.
The bacterial program to help maintain hoof health, PODO CONCEPT, covers 4 steps:
- Global evaluation of the situation
- Individual care, including a protection paste
- The bacterial program itself with hoof application, dry and/or liquid bacterial solutions, complemented by bedding inoculants*
- Follow-up for 3 months.