One method used by many farmers to check on their cattle is to use a hoofcount footbath.

Hoofcount footbaths count the cows through the bath and refreshe the water and chemical after a preset number of cows. A video link illustrates the system and pump in action.

The optimum for most baths is between 150 - 200 cows. After this point the concentration of faeces and chemical within the water seriously deteriorates the effectiveness of the footbath.

Each cycle of the hoofcount from emptying to refilling takes up to three minutes with a pumped water supply, enabling the smooth flow of cow traffic.

Chemical is dosed via the M1500 peristaltic pumps and a further blast of water mixes the chemical thoroughly.