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.
|Publication status||Published - 19 Sep 2013|
van Leeuwen, J. L., Hogewerf, P. H., Ipema, A. H., de Koning, C. J. A. M., van den Boogaart, J. G. M., & van Turnhout, M. C. (2013). Method of mechanically milking an animal and teat cup liner . (Patent No. WO2013137735). https://nl.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?FT=D&date=20130919&DB=EPODOC&locale=nl_NL&CC=WO&NR=2013137735A1&KC=A1&ND=4