Our Intermediate hoof trimming course is a three-day course for those with some trimming experience which covers routine preventive trimming as well as treatment of lame cows. Day one includes a review of the anatomy of the foot and the causes of lameness and plenty of practice on cadaver feet. […]
*New* Foot Trimming Course
First Aid For Feet
Date: Wednesday 6th September
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Bespoke Foot Trimming
Monday 6th February, 10.30 am – 2.30 pm – Eccleshall
Our foot trimming courses are designed to be bespoke to you and your farm.
The course has two days, one day of theory, allowing you to review the anatomy of […]
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have both painkilling and anti-inflammatory effects and are widely used on UK dairy farms. Research has been carried out into the use of NSAIDs in the treatment of lameness which has clearly demonstrated their benefits for this costly and painful condition.
NSAIDs for Digital Dermatitis
In this article, Tom introduces eight interesting anatomical facts about the amazing bovine foot and looks at how they can impact on certain aspects of lameness, its management and control.
A cow has two digits or “claws” on each foot and each “claw” is equivalent to a […]
Lameness is a consistent problem in dairy herds, but it is quickly becoming the hot topic amongst processors and that could have a real affect on how lameness is managed on farm. We could talk all day about the facts, challenges and solutions, but we decided it would be best […]
A long term dream of mine to launch a Mobility Management service at LLM finally became reality with the arrival on 1st October of our very own professional cattle hoof trimmer – Chris Smith; he was followed in quick time a few days later by his state of the art […]
What is the cost of lameness? When you think of the reduction in yield, BCS and fertility issues all stemming from the cow not wanting to get up to eat as much as normal because it is painful to walk. The longer they are untreated the […]
Reducing Lameness in Sheep
Foot lameness in sheep is one of the biggest problems in many flocks and is a big morale sapper for anyone looking after sheep. Footrot is a major cause of lameness in sheep flocks today and although vets have been adjusting their advice and recommendations about how […]