Five steps for trimming a cow

Are you struggling with hoof trimming? This free infographic shows you how to trim a cow in 5 easy steps. Our mission is to make hoof trimming easier and more enjoyable for you and others. Can we help you?
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Hoof Trimming Infographic

Infographic Overview

This single-page infographic explains how to trim a cow in 5 steps. These easy steps are laid out in clear, easy-to-follow graphics.

And as an added bonus, we’ve added tips to each step to explain correct hoof trimming.

Proven methodology

To explain hoof trimming, we use the proven Dutch method which was developed in 1973.

Functional and curative

The first steps explain functional trimming, while the last two steps explain curative trimming.


This infographic is a great tool to print off and hang beside your hoof trimming chute.

Detailed graphics

The Dutch trimming method is explained using clear and easy-to-read graphics.

About The Author

the author
Koos Vis
“Being a professional hoof trimmer by trade, I’ve first-hand experience with the lameness challenges. My passion is to help the dairy industry to overcome and manage these challenges.”

Koos’ career as a full-time hoof trimmer was from 1994 until 2010. He now runs Diamond Hoof Care and has made it his mission to help thousands of dairy herdsmen understand, overcome and prevent lameness.

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Diamond Hoof Care Ltd. is specialized in hoof care for cattle. Together with Intracare BV from the Netherlands, we keep abreast of trends in the animal health world. Our specific focus is on dairy hoof care and digital dermatitis control.