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Managing the Heat Stress in Your Herd

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. This summer has seen excruciating high temperatures in Western Canada, with temperatures in Alberta hitting 40 degrees Celsius! We read a lot about...

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Hoof trimming chutes to handle lameness

Hoof trimming chutes to handle lameness

Hoof trimming chutes: assets that get the job done I think we can all agree that lame cows are a source of frustration and anxiety. Besides, hoof trimming is quite the chore. When we milk our cows, we get help from neat parlour facilities and milking robots. It is a...

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Slippery barn floors? Water to the rescue!

Slippery barn floors? Water to the rescue!

Slippery barn floors can make it quite the challenge to keep your cows on all fours. Concrete surfaces become smooth over time because of general wear. On hot summer days, floors caked with manure can lead to cow accidents and harm. The manure seems to just stick to...

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When To Treat a Lame Cow?

When To Treat a Lame Cow?

Speed: your ally in keeping lameness at bay You wake up one morning and do the routine check on your cows. You notice that one of them is showing signs of lameness. Do you then start wondering what would be the best time to check her out? I often hear this question...

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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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