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Will a Hoof Abscess Burst if Left Alone?

Will a Hoof Abscess Burst if Left Alone?

Considering that hoof abscesses are one of the causes most commonly linked to acute lameness in cattle, knowing how to address such a time-sensitive issue adequately is vital for maintaining the health and agility of the animal. Abscesses begin to form as bacteria...

How Quickly Do Goats Grow Their Horns?

How Quickly Do Goats Grow Their Horns?

Among horned livestock, goats are the most curious and active by nature. For this reason, their horns are often removed for their own and others' safety. So, how fast do goat horns grow? Goat horns grow quite quickly, so disbudding must be done within three weeks of...

What is the Proven Treatment for Digital Dermatitis?

What is the Proven Treatment for Digital Dermatitis?

What is the Proven Treatment for Digital Dermatitis? Digital dermatitis (also called hairy heel warts, Mortellaro disease, fungus and strawberry foot, or DD for short) is perhaps the most common hoof problem in dairy cattle. It starts as mildly sore feet. In no time,...

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How Quickly Do Goats Grow Their Horns?

How Quickly Do Goats Grow Their Horns?

Among horned livestock, goats are the most curious and active by nature. For this reason, their horns are often removed for their own and others' safety. So, how fast do goat horns grow? Goat horns grow quite quickly, so disbudding must be done within three weeks of...

Why Are Your Goat’s Horns Cracking?

Why Are Your Goat’s Horns Cracking?

Horns aren't just pointy ornaments adorning the head of a goat. Sometimes a goat will get in a fight that results in significant damage to its horns, so even cracks can concern a herd owner.  Goat horns are likely to crack because of an injury. Goats often play with...

Do Sheep Hooves Grow Back Over Time?

Do Sheep Hooves Grow Back Over Time?

Hoof care is critical for ensuring the well-being of sheep. To provide good hoof care, you must understand how fast the hoof horn grows, when to trim it, and what diseases may affect it.  Sheep hooves grow continuously. Thus, even after wearing or trimming, they grow...

Will a Hoof Abscess Burst if Left Alone?

Will a Hoof Abscess Burst if Left Alone?

Considering that hoof abscesses are one of the causes most commonly linked to acute lameness in cattle, knowing how to address such a time-sensitive issue adequately is vital for maintaining the health and agility of the animal. Abscesses begin to form as bacteria...

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5 Ways to Stop Cow Hooves from Smelling

5 Ways to Stop Cow Hooves from Smelling

The most common cause of foul smell in cattle hooves is interdigital necrobacillosis, or foot rot, although surface bacteria may also lead to a cow's hooves smelling bad. Proper management and monitoring can prevent the smell; however, strong hoof odours are usually a...

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Tools That Make Hoof Trimming Easier

Tools That Make Hoof Trimming Easier

When the subject of hoof care arises during on-farm visits, a full to-do list is often shared. Too many chores are already on the farmer’s daily to-do lists. Lameness treatments and hoof trimming aren’t their top priority either. Thus, the following question came to...

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2 Easy Ways to Buy Veterinary Hoof Care Supplies Online

2 Easy Ways to Buy Veterinary Hoof Care Supplies Online

Veterinarians and hoof trimmers are seen as partners in servicing the cattle farmer when it comes to lameness challenges in a herd. In my career as a professional trimmer, I had the privilege of meeting many of the client's veterinarians to discuss a hoof health plan...

Hoof Trimmers and Veterinarians Can Work Better Together

Hoof Trimmers and Veterinarians Can Work Better Together

Dairy producers rely on a number of professionals to help them day in and day out. While each professional works closely with the producer, more and more farms are learning that benefits can be gained when those professionals collaborate with one another. Hoof...

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Lumpy Cow Skin Disease Treatment Explained

Lumpy Cow Skin Disease Treatment Explained

Lumpy cow skin disease is a concern for cattle owners, leading to significant economic losses worldwide. Thus, many are eager to know what treatment works.  Unfortunately, lumpy cow skin disease has no direct antiviral treatment. Instead, the infected animals receive...

How To Get Rid of Dry Skin on Cattle

How To Get Rid of Dry Skin on Cattle

Dry skin in cattle can be irritating and symptomatic, making the animal more vulnerable to infection. Thus, it's essential to treat it as quickly as possible. To get rid of dry skin in cattle, provide minerals, reconditioning products, and hydration. Dry skin is...

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Dairy Hoof Diseases

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Will a Hoof Abscess Burst if Left Alone?

Will a Hoof Abscess Burst if Left Alone?

Considering that hoof abscesses are one of the causes most commonly linked to acute lameness in cattle, knowing how to address such a time-sensitive issue adequately is vital for maintaining the health and agility of the animal. Abscesses begin to form as bacteria...

Will a Hoof Abscess Heal on Its Own

Will a Hoof Abscess Heal on Its Own

Hoof abscesses are among the most common causes of acute lameness in livestock and horses. The problem does not immediately manifest on the exterior of the hoof, and by all appearances, the animal may look fine for some time. There should be suspicion of a hoof...

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Trade shows: the ultimate place to mingle and learn

Trade shows: the ultimate place to mingle and learn

At Diamond Hoof Care, we are very serious about our presence at dairy trade shows. After all, such visits are central to achieving our primary purpose - to help farmers when hoof health problems assault their herds. For this reason, we make it a point to attend...

“For the Record”: Hoof Trimmers Gathering in Ontario

“For the Record”: Hoof Trimmers Gathering in Ontario

Our industry is getting another great chance for a pro get-together. The Ontario Hoof Trimmers Guild (OHTG) is organizing a hoof care conference on August 24-25, 2018 in Guelph, ON. Generally speaking, OHTG events aim to provide continuing education to guild members....

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Sheep & Goat Management

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How Quickly Do Goats Grow Their Horns?

How Quickly Do Goats Grow Their Horns?

Among horned livestock, goats are the most curious and active by nature. For this reason, their horns are often removed for their own and others' safety. So, how fast do goat horns grow? Goat horns grow quite quickly, so disbudding must be done within three weeks of...

Why Are Your Goat’s Horns Cracking?

Why Are Your Goat’s Horns Cracking?

Horns aren't just pointy ornaments adorning the head of a goat. Sometimes a goat will get in a fight that results in significant damage to its horns, so even cracks can concern a herd owner.  Goat horns are likely to crack because of an injury. Goats often play with...

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