Aimed at individuals with some experience in foot trimming as well as those requiring competency in routine hoof trimming. Covering more in depth anatomy and how lameness develops. Safe use of grinders will be introduced throughout this course and includes two practical days.
A note from the trainer – Gareth Foden
Lameness continues to be a hot topic in the dairy industry as animal health and welfare continue to be prioritised. This is no surprise when you consider how easy it is for the untrained general public to identify lameness, and therefore how badly this can reflect on the wider industry. There are now a number of accredited training courses, with ongoing auditing, all aiming to reduce the level of lameness in the national herd. We have three courses available to anybody wanting to trim cows feet. All courses now include a certificate of competence following a successful assessment at the end of each course. The use of mobility scoring also provides a great way of identifying these animals (if done appropriately), and we can train you to do this on your own farms.
Cost £750 ex VAT
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