Delivery of AHDB Dairy Healthy Feet Programme within GB dairy herds

healthy feet programme

Aims & Objectives
AHDB Dairy Healthy Feet Programme is a step wise approach to tackling lameness on farm.

Aims include the development of a network of Mobility Mentors across GB, the introduction of the cycle of change into foot health care on farm  along with monitoring of the impact of change on farm. 

Expected Outcomes
The uptake of the AHDB Dairy Healthy Feet Programme on farm via a Mobility Mentor network across GB.

A measured reduction on farm of the incidence of lameness in the herd, by identification of risk factors leading to the implementation of suggested actions.

Start Date
April 2010           

Completion Date
On-going

Steering Group
Chair - Dick Sibley, West Ridge Vet Group

Delivery Partners
Mobility Mentors - vets and licenced foot trimmers around GB who have been trained in the programme principles and delivery.

AHDB Dairy were also involved with a DEFRA funded project in the North West - led by Reaseheath College which will look at the implementation of the Programme on farm. This will look at the potential barriers to up take, attitude to implementation of actions, alongside measurement of impact.

Funder
AHDB Dairy

For further information please contact: Kate.Cross@ahdb.org.uk or call 024 7647 8686

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