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Seven Tips for the Best Time Management

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

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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How Often Should I Trim my cows?

How Often Should I Trim my cows?

"What hoof trimming frequency is best for my herd" is an understandable question. It should be built on the following fundamental statement: "The goal of successful hoof care is to prevent serious problems and control lameness as early as possible". What does it...

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How Far To Model A Cow Hoof

How Far To Model A Cow Hoof

I’m a producer who learned the basics on trimming dairy cattle hooves from my father. He taught me that the sole of the hoof has to be fully ‘dished-out’, because pasture cows in a natural environment invariably show this cow hoof form. I am wondering: is this really...

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When To Treat a Lame Cow?

What is really the best time to treat a lame cow…? “I have a good producing cow that showed lameness this morning. What would be the best time-frame to check her out?” This is a great question! The first thought that came to mind was that one word sticks out: "good"....

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Hoof Care: What You Need To Know About Blocking

Lameness is not only uncomfortable for cows, but it can cause a great economic loss for you, the farmer. Hoof blocking is generally an effective method of hoof care, but it isn’t perfect. Whenever lameness rears its ugly head, the herdsman or trimmer will choose to...

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