Cobiotex

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

Benefits of Cobiotex

  • Reduces the risk of mastitis and digital dermatitis
  • Reduces somatic cell counts
  • Reduces the use of antibiotics
  • Suitable for all bedding types
  • Increased absorbency
  • Easy and quick to apply
  • Multi-strain bacteria so no risk of resistance

“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.” 
Dr David Townsend, Head of Research at EnviroSystems

What is the difference in the mode of action from 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.

Cobiotex in Action

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.

To maintain this population dominance, the bacterial additives in Cobiotex must be regularly topped up. Cobiotex works with all bedding options, but is most active with neutral pH bedding, such as the EnviroBed range.  The absorbent carrier in Cobiotex ensures a drier and cleaner bedding. 

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 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.

Application:

Cobiotex is for use on clean and damp bedding (mats/mattresses, loose-housed and deep beds).

It is also suitable for:
Calf housing
Calving pens
Loose housing
Dry cow housing
Lambing pens

Ewe housing, pre- and post-lambing

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Instructions For Use

Cobiotex 410 Absorbant is for use on clean and damp bedding (mats/mattresses,loose-housed and deep beds). Do not use in conjunction with lime or other disinfectants.

Cattle

• For cubicles/ loose-housing, apply 200g/cow/week to the back third of the cubicle (under the udder)

• For calves and young stock, apply 100g/cow/week

• For 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

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

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

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

 

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