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How to Best Treat Strawberry Foot in Cattle

How to Best Treat Strawberry Foot in Cattle

As a hoof trimmer, I often get the question about how to treat strawberry foot in cattle, so I've decided to write a post with some successful tips. Treatment of severe cases of strawberry foot we've tackled with a wrap or bandage on the hoof to ensure a longer...

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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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Should Your Hoof Products List Include Formalin?

Should Your Hoof Products List Include Formalin?

Adding formalin (also known as formaldehyde) to the foot bath is believed to make hooves harder. But when lameness is an issue, hoof hardness doesn’t always matter. Before adding formalin to your hoof products shopping list, consider all variables. Our dairy producers...

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The ABC Chart: your guide to the dairy hoof diseases galaxy

The ABC Chart: your guide to the dairy hoof diseases galaxy

When you own a dairy herd, maintaining its hoof health is a constant challenge. However, we have some great news for you: there are ways to control and contain the impact of lameness. To begin with, you have a variety of great products at your disposal to tackle this...

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The Case for Keeping Hoof Trimming Records

The Case for Keeping Hoof Trimming Records

They say keeping records is essential for progress. Does it hold true for keeping track of what happened on hoof trimming day?    I say, it sure does! Let me explain. As a hoof trimmer, I used paper copies to share the results of my hoof trimming visit with the...

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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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