All Hoofcount baths come with the same control box as standard.

This having 2 chemical pumps to allow a farmer to alternate chemical solution. The Footbath may be operated using the Cow Counter, a timer, or manually. A farmer can decide how much Chemical and which chemical to use on different days. Good footbathing practice is seen to be ‘little and often’. This being everyday, the chemical ratio in the bath may be as low as 1.5%.

We have also released another new product called the Spray wave. This new spray bar ensures the bath is washed out from top to bottom and will push any excess muck out of the bath during the washing our process. This product can also be fit to existing baths but comes as standard to new ones.

’In addition to the Footbaths, we supply the iCAM. This is a touch screen control box which is most beneficial to customers with more than one footbath on farm. By controlling all footbaths from one central box, a farmer may change setting on all the Footbaths at the same time and ensure that all the footbaths are working in exactly the same way.

This new control system allows other professionals such as Vets, Hoof-trimmers, Herdsman to input data regarding lameness. The system may then decide on the correct chemical/chemical mix to add to the bath in order to best deal with lameness. The ICaM can be purchased with a new Footbath or added to an existing Footbath.


The process of the Hoofcount Footbath is simple and can work to however you wish. The Bath can be set to either count the cows, a timer or be on manual.

Our NEW moving spray bar ensures the bath gets washed all the way down.

The chemical concentration can be set to the desired percentage as well as the days you wish it to be added to the bath.

The two chemical pumps also allows for two different chemicals to be used and set on different days, saving you handling chemicals.


Cost of Lameness

Lameness in the dairy herd is a significant welfare problem and leads to:

  • Loss of milk production
  • Decreased fertility
  • Poor longevity
  • Increased trimming costs
  • Extra unnecessary labour

With many costs hidden, studies still show the minimum cost of lameness to a 100 cow dairy herd is £4,000* (€5,500) a year.

Effective footbathing with the Hoofcount automatic footbath reduces lameness and saves unnecessary costs.

Hoofcount recommend footbathing is carried out as part of a lameness management routine.