Lying and walking as in nature: animal comfort for fattening bulls

The LOSPA swiss rubber covering for slatted floors was developed in cooperation with Swiss bull fatteners and has proven successfully in practice for many years.

Positive effect and practical use examined closely: the practical use and reliability and the positive effects on animal well-being of LOSPA swiss were scientifically examined at several institutions and organisations in Germany (FLI Celle, LMU Munich, LfL Bayern), Switzerland (BVET) and Austria (VU Vienna).

What are the effects of the rubber floorings in fattening bulls housing?

Enhanced animal comfort:

  • more natural physical activity: natural behaviour such as mounting other animals and rank fights can take place without the risk of the animals slipping
  • natural lying behaviour, as rubber floorings help to reduce extreme joint straining when lying down and standing up
  • thermal insulation properties enhance welfare and energy balance (specifically important for houses with an outdoor climate and which have no straw bedding material)

Supports bulls´health:

  • improved claw health
  • less tail tip injuries
  • better carpal joint health (less carpal hygroma!)

Higher productivity:

  • higher weight gain through improved animal health, more frequent feed intake and better feed conversion
  • thereby considerably shorter fattening period than with fully slatted pens without rubber coverings
  • less diseased animals and losses
  • lower costs of vets and treatments

Investing in animal comfort pays off!

products

characteristics

KRAIBURG manufacturer guarantee*

slatted floor
LOSPA swiss claw friendly and more slip-resistant cover for slatted floors  5 years
LOSPA SB

rubber cover for common longitudinal and transverse slats with reinforced, curved surface

5 years
KURA SB

rubber cover for longitudinal and transverse slits on common concrete or wooden slats with curved surface

5 years
cubicles
KKM LongLine the popular KKM single mat as continuous system  10 years
KIM LongLine innovative continuous system with supple, highly wear resistant air cushion profile  10 years
CALMA single mat with puzzle interlocking system: pleasant softness through air cushion-like lower side profile

 10 years 

paved/concrete floor

KURA P claw friendly and more sure-footed cover for paved/concrete floors

 5 years 

The products presented here should only be used for the mentioned applications. Technical specifications are subject to alterations. All sales are subject to our General Terms and Conditions. Legal basis is the German version of the document.

Tolerances:
thickness: +3/-2 mm
length + width: +/- 1.5 % (DIN ISO 3302-1 tolerance class M4)
The tolerances also apply within the mat and when installed.

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From Research & Development

From Research & Development From Research & Development

Independent scientific studies confirm the positive effects of KRAIBURG slatted floor coverings in bull fattening. more »

Installation

Installation Installation

The installation of KRAIBURG rubber floorings works easy and fast. Get useful tips and watch installation videos. more »