The system for electronic recording of the health status of bovine claws at time of trimming can be regarded as ready for routine implementation. The effect of different types of cubicles it can be stated that the perfect form of a cubicle, i.e. minimizing all claw diseases, does not exist. Keeping cows outdoors on pasture has a positive effect. The prevalence of claw diseases is significantly influenced by time dependent effects like parity, days in milk and age at calving. Time of visit has a pronounced influence on claw diseases. This finding can be attributed to seasonal effects and to changes in herd management over time. Heritabilities were in the range of 0.09 to 0.30 when applying threshold models. They show that the genetic improvement of claw health is possible. Most of genetic correlations between individual claw diseases were positive thus indicating that the susceptibility for one disease is related to the susceptibility for other diseases. Correlations between breeding values for claw diseases and breeding values for conformation traits showed relatively low, but desired values.