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EP 0973376 A1 2000-01-26 - A METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR PREPARING A LACTATING ANIMAL FOR MILKING

Title (en)

A METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR PREPARING A LACTATING ANIMAL FOR MILKING

Title (de)

EIN VERFAHREN UND APPARAT ZUR VORBEREITUNG DES MELKENS VON MILCHGEBENDEN TIEREN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE PREPARATION D'UN ANIMAL DE PRODUCTION LAITIERE EN VUE DE LA TRAITE

Publication

EP 0973376 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98912865 A

Priority

  • SE 9800557 W
  • SE 9701123 A
  • SE 9701124 A
  • SE 9701125 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9842182A1] The invention relates to a method of preparing a lactating animal for milking comprising the following steps: localizing the udder of the animal and/or at least one teat; and stimulating said at least one teat and/or the udder in order to induce milk letdown. In one aspect of the invention, the method further includes the step of premilking; in another aspect of the invention, the method comprises cleaning of at least one teat and/or the udder. The invention also relates to a corresponding apparatus and an equipment for use in semi-automatic or automatic milking of animals. The invention further relates to a cleaning fluid to be used in one aspect of said method as well as a method of preparing said cleaning fluid.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A01J 5/007; A01J 5/017; A01J 7/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A01J 5/007 (2006.01); A01J 5/017 (2006.01); A01J 7/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A01J 5/0075 (2013.01); A01J 5/007 (2013.01); A01J 5/0175 (2013.01); A01J 7/025 (2013.01); A01J 7/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9842182A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9842182 A1 19981001; AU 6755398 A 19981020; EP 0973376 A1 20000126; IL 131747 D0 20010319; JP 2001518802 A 20011016

INPADOC legal status

2003-01-08 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20020629

2002-04-03 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20020218

2000-01-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19991026

2000-01-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT NL SE