Contents tagged with Healthy Feet Programme

30 July 2020

Regularly scoring your cows for mobility is the first step towards reducing lameness in your herd.

4 August 2020

Find out how to mobility score your dairy cows

27 February 2020

A structured approach to help dairy farmers diagnose, develop an action plan and learn the skills for long-term lameness control.

27 February 2020

The vitamins and minerals for healthy hoof horn growth and development.

10 December 2019

Top tips for mobility mentors about incorporating the Healthy Feet Programme into their work

8 May 2019

Building an effective footbath is an essential part of dairy farm design. Work through the footbath fitness test to see if you can improve your footbath design and use.

23 January 2019

Practical advice about reducing herd lameness from Owen Atkinson of Dairy Veterinary Consultancy Ltd

29 May 2020

A guide to recognising the common causes of lesions in dairy cows and the factors that reduce their occurrence.

18 February 2020

Guidance about the standard operating procedure for foot trimming to reduce the spread of digital dermatitis.

4 January 2019

Guidance about using alternative treatments from our Healthy Feet Programme to manage lameness and reduce antibiotic use in your herd.

10 August 2018

The key points to consider when laying cow tracks, including location, materials, drainage and maintenance.

29 May 2020

A handy pocket guide to help manage lamness and mobility in dairy cattle. Includes the essential tools that should be in your 'hoof trimming kit', how to sharpen knives, how to block the foot and when to call the vet out to deal with problems.