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Feb
27
Tue
Practical foot trimming course – Day 1 @ Townsend Farm
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical foot trimming course - Day 1 @ Townsend Farm

Three and a half day practical foot trimming course – first practical session

This course will cover the anatomy of the hoof, the causes of claw horn lesions, infectious causes of lameness, appropriate treatment of lame cows and mobility scoring. The practical trimming days will allow all attendees to do routine trimming on both fore and hind feet and lame cows. The application of blocks will be covered and attendees will be able to apply blocks to the cows that require it. The course will be run through a hydraulic WOPA with both foot trimmers and vets attending.

The course will cost £400 excl VAT and lunch will be provided. For those unable to attend all dates the billing will be reduced accordingly.

Please contact Eleanor on 07970 784 631 for more information or to book a place.

More about the Foot Trimming Course.

Mar
7
Wed
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]

One day small group (6-10 people) theoretical training followed by practical use of the AI equipment and practising passing the AI catheter on real uterus post mortem. This will then be followed by individual or paired on farm training within the area on local farms using real cows.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Please Please contact the practice for further information or to book a place.

See also:
DIY AI Course

Fertility and Behaviour Monitoring on the Dairy Farm @ Home Farm
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
The event will focus on the use of precision technology for dairy farming and highlight the benefits of CowAlert and its practical application. There will be discussion around fertility and lying time from Friars Moor and guest speaker Nick Bell.
Please RSVP to Jessica McCann on 0131 510 0431 or to Friars Moor vets on 01258 472314
Mar
8
Thu
Practical foot trimming course – Day 2 @ Townsend Farm
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical foot trimming course - Day 2 @ Townsend Farm

Three and a half day practical foot trimming course – second practical session

This course will cover the anatomy of the hoof, the causes of claw horn lesions, infectious causes of lameness, appropriate treatment of lame cows and mobility scoring. The practical trimming days will allow all attendees to do routine trimming on both fore and hind feet and lame cows. The application of blocks will be covered and attendees will be able to apply blocks to the cows that require it. The course will be run through a hydraulic WOPA with both foot trimmers and vets attending.

The course will cost £400 excl VAT and lunch will be provided. For those unable to attend all dates the billing will be reduced accordingly.

Please contact Eleanor on 07970 784 631 for more information or to book a place.

More about the Foot Trimming Course.

Mar
14
Wed
Bovine TB Biosecurity Meeting @ Lymburghs Farm
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bovine TB Biosecurity Meeting @ Lymburghs Farm

Please join us on Wednesday 14th March, 11am-2pm, at Lymburgh’s Farm (by kind permission of Mr J Primrose) for an informative day of learning about Bovine TB Biosecurity. It will include detailed information to help you improve biosecurity on your farm with an interactive farm walk so that you can reduce the risk of introducing TB to your herd. It is particularly relevant as we approach the compulsory 6 month TB testing in 2019.

Low risk herds, which have a bTB CHeCs Biosecurity Scheme score of 1 or more will be exempt from the 6 month testing and we will be giving advice about this on the day. This will also apply to farms that have lost their Officially TB Free (OTF) status as we can give you some top tips on how to find evidence of wildlife on your farm.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Free and open to all – for more information and to book your place please contact the office.

Mar
20
Tue
Hoof anatomy and lameness meeting @ [Venue TBC]
Mar 20 @ 10:45 am – 2:30 pm
AHDB invite you to join them for a meeting on hoof anatomy and lameness with Nick Bell to include dissection of normal and diseased feet. Lunch provided.
Please RSVP to Becky Miles, AHDB on becky.miles@ahdb.org.uk or 07500 873 258
Mar
26
Mon
Practical foot trimming course – Day 3 @ Townsend Farm
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical foot trimming course - Day 3 @ Townsend Farm

Three and a half day practical foot trimming course – third practical session

This course will cover the anatomy of the hoof, the causes of claw horn lesions, infectious causes of lameness, appropriate treatment of lame cows and mobility scoring. The practical trimming days will allow all attendees to do routine trimming on both fore and hind feet and lame cows. The application of blocks will be covered and attendees will be able to apply blocks to the cows that require it. The course will be run through a hydraulic WOPA with both foot trimmers and vets attending.

The course will cost £400 excl VAT and lunch will be provided. For those unable to attend all dates the billing will be reduced accordingly.

Please contact Eleanor on 07970 784 631 for more information or to book a place.

More about the Foot Trimming Course.

May
31
Thu
Practical Calving Course @ [Venue TBC]
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical Calving Course @ [Venue TBC]

Small group practical session covering when to intervene, common malpresentations and care of the cow and calf.

(Further details will be added in due course.)

Oct
10
Wed
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]

One day small group (6-10 people) theoretical training followed by practical use of the AI equipment and practising passing the AI catheter on real uterus post mortem. This will then be followed by individual or paired on farm training within the area on local farms using real cows.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Please contact the practice for further information or to book a place.

See also:
DIY AI Course


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