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PlaWaKiRi - The use of plasma water against claw infections in cattle

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Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Lower Saxony and Bremen


Calenberger Straße 2
30169 Hannover

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

PlaWaKiRi - The use of plasma water against claw infections in cattle

Project description

In the scope of the project, an alternative, antibiotic-free therapy against the pathogen of the claw disease Mortellaro (dermatitis digitalis) is to be developed and tested under practical conditions by using the technology of cold atmospheric pressure plasmas. Through the collaboration of partners from the public and private sectors - research institutions and end users - the project thus serves the EIP's call for agricultural innovation as part of a research cooperation. The aim of the project is to reduce or completely avoid the use of antibiotics and biocides in the therapy of Mortellaro disease in dairy cows under the premise of improving animal welfare by means of a plasma-based therapeutic process. With the successful implementation of the project, the use of antibiotics can be reduced or avoided both in conventionally and organically managed dairy cattle stables. The project thus makes a contribution beyond the usual further development of conventional methods and provides a relevant building block for the barn of the future.

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Animal husbandry
  • Pest/disease control

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen
Hohnsen 4
31134 Hildesheim

Phone: 05121/881112

Email: wolfgang.vioel@hawk.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer

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