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Managing the Heat Stress in Your Herd

As a professional hoof trimmer, I have experienced days so hot that I wished I had a swimming pool nearby to dive into to cool down. We read a lot about heat stress in dairy cows. I certainly don’t have the definitive answers. However, I do know this for sure: a cow,...

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Seven Tips for the Best Time Management

Lack of time is the number one reason for not having a preventative hoof care plan in place on our farms. However, some farmers have found a way to do all their daily chores plus implement a hoof care plan. Their key to success: time management. How do they do it?...

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Dairy cow lameness: Foot rot vs. Hoof rot

The term foot rot or ‘hoof rot’ is one that might be used on your farm to describe a sore foot. Before explaining the disorder itself, let's first check whether Google can shed some light on the definition. Actually, none can be found when using 'hoof rot' to refer to...

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