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 cow’s 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 Drove Farm vets for their support with this event.
Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Venue: Classroom on farm site, Lackham College, Lackham, Wiltshire, SN15 2NY (signs will be out)
Time: 18:00 – 21:00 (supper on arrival)
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: Becky.Miles@ahdb.org.uk
Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.