The mechanics of the foot - Somerset

Past Event - booking closed

21 February 2019

10:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Bineham City Farm, Bineham Lane, Knole, Langport, Somerset

TA10 9JF

Join us and Dr Reuben Newsome for a practical session which will include dissecting hooves, as well as discussing new research findings in how to protect cows’ feet and prevent lameness.

Nick will explain why an understanding hoof anatomy is crucial if you want to reduce lameness in the herd and demonstrate:

  • Dismantling healthy and diseased feet to see the important structures to maintain for good mobility
  • Observe the attachment between hoof and bone – the laminae.
  • Identify the fat pads and compare this structure in healthy and compromised hooves
  • Compare white lines
  • Measure and compare pedal bones
  • Examine sole thickness – what is optimal?
  • Assess digital and interdigital skin – how to prevent digital dermatitis
  • Ideal foot trimming method and timing

We thank Garston vets for their support with this event.

To find out more or book a place, please contact the KE Events hub on 01904 771216 or email

The cost of attending this meeting is funded via your levy.  Please ensure you register as there are only 25 places and a light lunch will be provided.

Please ensure you wear a clean pair of wellington boots and clothing for biosecurity reasons and out of respect for the host farm.

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details