fbpx Skip to main content

Cobiotex Overview

A bacterial bedding additive which outcompetes pathogenic bacteria, producing a more hygienic and controlled bedding environment.

Shop Now


Cobiotex® is a multi-strain bacterial bedding additive which forms protective biofilms over the bedding and cubicle surfaces. 

These biofilms out compete the growth of pathogenic bacteria, including those linked to mastitis (E. Coli, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus) and digital dermatitis (Treponema, Dicholeobacter) reducing the risk of these diseases spreading. 

The biologically controlled bedding environment created by using Cobiotex®, means there is no need for irritating bedding additives (such as lime) and invasive mastitis/digital dermatitis treatments or antibiotic use is reduced. 

The bacteria in Cobiotex® are commonly found on farm environments, meaning their introduction to animal housing causes no adverse health risks to humans, animals or downstream processes. 

A Proven Concept In Dairy Cow Housing Hygiene

We want cows to spend more time lying down than anything else. So one place to look for valuable gains is by making the place they lie as comfy and hygienic as possible.

This reduction in pathogens reduces the strain on the livestock’s immune system, freeing up vital immune energy to fight any remaining pathogens. The Cobiotex multi-species microbe formulation includes a proven concept in dairy housing in Europe.

Already in use on over 180,000 cows in France, Cobiotex allows the bacterial balance in livestock housing to be effectively managed. It does so by creating a positive microbiological environment on livestock bedding surfaces; this helps stimulate the animal’s immune system.

EnviroSystems UK Ltd has been chosen as the sole supplier for Cobiotex bedding inoculants in the United Kingdom. 

For international enquiries about Cobiotex please contact manufacturer Dietaxion directly.

Benefits of Cobiotex


Reduces the risk of environmental mastitis


Reduces the risk of digital dermatitis

Reduces somatic cell counts


Incorporates into slurry stores AD systems without disruption


Avoids the use of harsh and irritating additives such as lime

Once a week treatment

Instructions For Use

Cobiotex® is a once-weekly treatment for use on clean and damp bedding (mats/mattresses,loose-housed and deep beds). It is not to be used in conjunction with lime or other disinfectants.


  • Cubicles/ loose-housing, apply 200g/cow/week to the back third of the cubicle (under the udder)
  • Calves and young stock, apply 100g/cow/week

  • Straw-beds, initially apply 800g/cow on the floor and 800g/cow on top of the bedding, then top-dress 400g/cow/week

Goats & Sheep

  • Adults in lactation, initially apply 40g/animal on the floor and 40g/animal on bedding, then top-dress 40g/animal/week

  • Pregnant adults, initially apply 50g/animal on the floor and 50g/animal on bedding, then top-dress 50g/animal/week

  • Kids/ lambs, initially apply 25g/animal on the floor and 25g/animal on bedding, then top-dress 25g/animal/week

Cobiotex is suitable for:

  • Calf housing
  • Calving pens
  • Loose housing
  • Dry cow housing
  • Lambing pens
  • Ewe housing, pre – and post-lambing

Click the image to download the brochure

We’ve used Cobiotex since January 2021 with chopped straw on mattresses in cubicles. It stays put well on the cubicles, is easy to apply and isn’t labour intensive like other bedding additives we've used in the past - making life a lot easier! We are happy with the savings we’ve made since switching to Cobiotex and plan to continue using it. We just wish we’d found it sooner!

Richard InfieldOuse Farm, Tempsford, Bedforshire (120 dairy cows)

Even though our herd cell count was already low, it’s good to see it nudge down another 10%. It’s also reassuring that microbe populations on cubicle beds have changed for the better, with much higher populations of friendly beneficial bacteria.

Andrew and Tom PembertonDairy Farmers in Lancashire

“Since changing from lime to Cobiotex in January 2021 we’ve seen good results in control of E. coli, a reduction in digital dermatitis and it’s much easier to apply. The cows are a lot cleaner and dryer, we’ve also had reduced mastitis cases- we are now running at 8/100 and 120scc compared to 22/100 and 180scc previously.”

James Weaver, Dairy Farmer in ShropshireDairy farmer at Rooms Farm in Shropshire

What is the difference between the Cobiotex mode of action and traditional methods?

COBIOTEX®: Competitive Inhibition

Non-pathogenic bacteria form biofilm layers over the surface. They then outcompete pathogenic bacteria for resources, limiting their growth and reducing the risk of disease.

TRADITIONAL: Active killing

Adding chemicals such as lime to bedding or using harsh treatments will kill the pathogens, but also causes irritation to the cows skin, which creates an unnecessary point of entry for pathogenic bacteria.

Competitive inhibition is a simple yet effective and safe way of reducing the amount of pathogenic bacteria on bedding cubicles. With it being a biologically active product, Cobiotex works best with neutral pH bedding, including EnviroBed, without any extra additives.

Watch YouTube sensation, Tom Pemberton talk about how he has lowered cell counts by 40 since starting using Cobiotex 4 years ago!

Click to visit Tom's YouTube channel

Cobiotex in action...

Before use make us aware of any chemicals, disinfectants and foot baths used on farm
Usage on cubicles is 200 grams per cow per week (560 KGS per 100 cows over 6-month winter)
Straw yards 1600 grams base dressing then 400 grams per cow per week (1120 KGS per 100 cows over 6-month winter)
Calving boxes 1 KG per box per birth/ Calf pens 100 grams per calf per week