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Dairy Research Conference (online): Lameness


The Dairy Research Partnership online conference will share the outcomes of research projects undertaken as part of our Dairy Research Partnership Initiative, led by the University of Nottingham.

Booking will open later in the year.

Lameness session agenda:

13:00 – 13:05: Chair’s introduction. Derek Armstrong, Lead Veterinary Science Expert, AHDB.

13:05 – 13:25: Effective prevention and treatment of claw horn lesions. James Wilson, PhD Researcher, University of Nottingham

13:25 – 13:35: Non-infectious lameness causing lesions; bringing together current theories. Bethany Griffiths, PhD Researcher, University of Nottingham

13:35 – 13:45: How does lameness affect milk production and feed efficiency?  Chloe Geoghegan, PhD Researcher, University of Nottingham

13:45 – 14:00: Question and Answer session

14:00 – 14:05: Summary by Chair. Derek Armstrong, Lead Veterinary Science Expert, AHDB.

14:05 – 14:20: Pre-recorded PhD Showcase – Controlling Digital Dermatitis. Amy Gillespie, PhD Researcher, University of Liverpool


Dairy Research Partnership 2016-2021

Our five-year Dairy Research Partnership initiative began in June 2016. It was funded by AHDB Dairy (£1,700,000) with financial contributions from the academic partners - University of Nottingham, Harper Adams University, Royal Veterinary College and SRUC - bringing the total to £2,100,000. 

What does the research partnership involve?

The partnership, led by University of Nottingham, addresses three of our strategic priorities:

  1. Feed efficiency and sustainability
  2. Optimising cow performance through health & welfare
  3. Creating a positive image for dairy farming.

Learn about the seven work packages in the Dairy Research Partnership Programme by visiting our webpage.