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LAMENESS COURSE OUTLINE:

 

SESSION 1

 

Monday 16th December 2019 – 1pm to 4pm

An interactive theory session at the practice in Quedgeley covering:

  • Foot anatomy
  • Form and function – how the anatomy functions especially around calving
  • Identifying lameness – Mobility Scoring cows
  • Basic foot lesions – description, identification and treatment approaches
    • Horn defects – ulcers and white line lesions
    • Skin conditions – digital dermatitis and interdigital dermatitis
    • Joint lesions – a brief review of chronic joint problems
  • Risk factors in lameness
  • Foot trimming Skills – trimming approach and health and safety

 

SESSION 2

 

Wednesday 18th December 2019 – 9am to 1pm

On farm practical training by kind permission of John, Ed and Tom Burcher

Puckpool Farm High Street Arlingham Gloucester GL2 7JN

This session will include:

  • Lifting and securing feet safely for trimming in a crush
  • Trimming demonstrations of live cows with Rich Jones Diploma holder NACFT foot trimmer
  • Trimming training for each candidate on abattoir feet to allow trimming practice and block application with a vet

 

The course will be limited to 8 delegates

Please bring waterproofs and wellingtons suitable for trimming and disinfecting to the farm practical day.

The cost will be £175 + VAT per person for the two days training

 

Please contact Wendy or Flick at the practice on 01452 543 999 or email farmteam@woodvet.co.uk or to book a place.