Get moo-ving on mobility – reducing lameness on your farm
Lameness is still costing the average dairy herd 1+ppl in lost milk yield, treatment and higher culling rates, as well as affecting cow welfare and staff morale. However, by understanding the causes and working with a cow’s natural instincts, it is possible to reduce the incidence and improve mobility.
You are invited to hear international lameness vet, Dr Nick Bell, speak about cow comfort as a significant success factor for herd foot health and what can be done to improve it. He will also talk about practical solutions, mobility and some of the results from dairy levy-funded research:
- The benefits of improving cow comfort and lying times to reduce lameness
- Early detection and prompt, effective treatment
- How correct body condition reduces claw horn lesions
- Foot trimming and foot disinfection
Date: Wednesday 13 December 2017
Time: Coffee from 11:00 prompt start 11:30 – 13:30 followed by lunch
Venue: Stocken Farm, Lacey Green, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP27 0PL by kind permission of Richard West
Booking essential for lunch by Monday 11 December. For more information or to book a place please call Shirley Macmillan on 07766 402393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To assist with biosecurity and conform to government guidelines, please ensure vehicles are clean and wear clean boots that can be disinfected.
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