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**FULLY BOOKED** The mechanics of the foot - Dorset

When: March 20th 2018 11:00 to 14:00
Location: DT2 8PY

Understanding hoof anatomy is crucial for anyone who wants to reduce lameness in the herd. Join AHDB Dairy and Dr Nick Bell for a practical session which include dissecting hooves and explain new research findings in how to protect cows feet and prevent lameness - as well as the ideal foot trimming method and timing. Nick will 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

We thank Friar Moor Vet Practice and Damory for their support with this event.

Date:                Tuesday 20 March 2018

Venue:              Classroom next to Dairy, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY (Bockhampton   entrance –signs will be out)

Time:                11:00 – 14:00 (lunch provided)

Speaker:           Dr Nick J. Bell MA VetMB PhD PG cert Vet. Ed. FHEA DipECAWBM(AWSEL) MRCVS

 The cost is covered through your levy.  Please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes

Please contact Becky Miles:

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