March 31, 2022


Lallemand introduces PODO CONCEPT for ruminant mobility



Lallemand Animal Nutrition recently introduced the PODO CONCEPT, an innovative bacterial programme to help maintain ruminant mobility.


PODO CONCEPT includes a range of bacteria-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. It 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," said Agnès Corbin, technical support manager of Lallemand Animal Nutrition.


Lallemand Animal Nutrition can offer a different approach to lameness based on the management of microbial ecosystems naturally present around the hoof, the company said. Its main innovation consists of dry bacterial inoculation of hoof through a specific and patented footbath. This allows ruminants to maintain hoof health and reduce the need for veterinary interventions.


The PODO CONCEPT, covers four steps:


    - The global evaluation of the situation;


    - Individual care, including a protection paste;


    - The bacteria programme with hoof application, dry and/or liquid bacterial solutions, complemented by bedding inoculants;


    - A follow-up for three months.


PODO CONCEPT products are:


    - PODO DRY and PODO LUVE: PODO DRY contains live beneficial bacteria selected for their capacity to colonise surfaces and to form a positive biofilm. It is formulated as a dry footbath to be used with the patented equipment, PODO LUVE, for milking ruminants. This innovative bacterial dry footbath offers many benefits under normal conditions of use;


    - PODO SPRAY: A complementary liquid bacterial spray, this liquid solution of beneficial bacteria has been designed for dry cows and heifers that do not have access to the dry bacterial footbath in milking areas. It is provided as a powder to dilute in water and use as a liquid bacterial spray. Its adhesive formula allows the product to stick at the hoof surface. It can be used with a dye to ease the application follow-up;


    - PODO PASTE (non-bacterial): An easy-to-use topical paste for hooves with a local application before starting the programme to help optimise the efficacy of the bacterial programme.

- Lallemand

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