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Record number 541574
Title Method of mechanically milking an animal and teat cup liner
Author(s) Leeuwen, J.L. van; Hogewerf, P.H.; Ipema, A.H.; Koning, C.J.A.M. de; Boogaart, J.G.M. van den; Turnhout, M.C. van
Source Octrooinummer: WO2013137735, verleend: 2013-09-19.
Department(s) WIAS
Experimental Zoology
LR - Animal Behaviour & Welfare
LR - KC Dairy Campus
Publication type Patent
Publication year 2013
Abstract Method of mechanically milking a lactating animal, such as a cow, a goat and a sheep, comprising: providing an animal having at least one teat (110), said teat comprising an elongate shaft (112) and a teat end (114) at an end of said shaft, said teat end comprising a teat canal (116) having an external orifice (118); milking the teat (110) by repeatedly alternatingly increasing and decreasing a diameter (D) of at least a longitudinal portion of its shaft (112), while maintaining a substantially axi-symmetric shape of said portion of the shaft, and while continuously applying a milking vacuum to the teat end (114) so as to extract milk from the external orifice (118) of the teat canal (116). Also disclosed is a teat cup liner for practicing the disclosed method.
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