Lameness & Footcare (AHDB)

The AHDB Healthy Feet Programme promotes cooperation between dairy farmers and their vets or foot trimmers to increase education for correct identification and management techniques in lame cows.

The approach is centred around 4 success factors:

  1. Good quality horn and hoof shape
  2. Low forces on the feet; good cow comfort and cow flow
  3. Low infection pressure
  4. Early detection and prompt, effective treatment of lame cows.

The plan is delivered on a one to one basis between farmer and vet with the aid from AHDB resources.


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Upcoming Events

Feb
21
Wed
10:00 am Practical Lambing Course @ Lower Langham Farm
Practical Lambing Course @ Lower Langham Farm
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical Lambing Course @ Lower Langham Farm
A one day practical lambing course focusing on basic lambing skills, when to intervene, correcting malpresentations, the treatment of neonatal lambs including safe tubing of lambs, applying tail and castrator rings and recognising basic conditions in lambs and ewes around
Feb
22
Thu
11:00 am Practical foot trimming course –... @ Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic
Practical foot trimming course –... @ Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Practical foot trimming course - Theory session @ Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic
Three and a half day practical foot trimming course. 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
Feb
27
Tue
10:00 am Practical foot trimming course –... @ Townsend Farm
Practical foot trimming course –... @ 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.
Mar
7
Wed
10:00 am Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
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
10:30 am Fertility and Behaviour Monitori... @ Home Farm
Fertility and Behaviour Monitori... @ 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.
The level of support, knowledge and understanding goes above and beyond, from all [the Friars Moor team].
Steve & Jayne Brocklehurst
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