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Lockerbie: Healthy Feet in your dairy herd

Potstown, Middlebie, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway DG11 3EP

Join us for this interactive workshop with Nick Bell from Herd Health Consultancy and David Aitken from Ark Vets to explore how to identify, treat and reduce lameness in the dairy herd. 

Lameness can have a serious impact on both the health and profitability of your herd. Early detection and prompt and effective treatment is key for maintaining hoof health so knowing how to pick up the early signs and treat your herd is vital.

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At this practical and interactive workshop, you will:

  • Take part in a mobility scoring exercise, learning about the uses of mobility scoring and how to score accurately
  • Gain confidence and knowledge in how to mobility score your own herd
  • Discuss foot trimming and learn how to tackle lameness
  • Explore the current best practices for trimming, block selection and the use of hoof trimmers

AHDB’s Healthy Feet Lite programme helps you reduce the number of lame cows on your farm by identifying and applying the right management techniques.