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Whether it is through our group workshops, personalized one-on-one sessions, or our articles on our blog, we are always looking for new methods and opportunities to share our knowledge and findings with the world (especially our fellow Canadian neighbours)

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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Munich: host for the 2017 Lameness Conference

Welcome to Munich In September, Munich will be hosting the 19th International Symposium and 11th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants. The famous German city will play host to the biannual event for this time. Experts in cattle health, production systems,...

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Hoof blocking: what you need to know

Apart from being a scourge for cows, lameness can cause a great economic loss for you, the farmer. Hoof blocking generally is an effective method of hoof care. You should keep in mind, however, that it isn’t perfect. Whenever lameness rears its ugly head, the herdsman...

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Tools That Make Hoof Trimming Easier

When the subject of hoof care arises, I often hear dairy producers complain about trimming. They tell me they already have too many chores on their daily lists. Then they go on to add that lameness treatments and hoof trimming aren’t their top priority. Besides taking...

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A Wet Spring and its Impact on Lameness in Cows

A dairy producer recently told me they had a wet spring in their area. This left its mark on the hoof condition of his herd. The farm had its fair share of lameness, and he wanted to know how often they should run their footbath.  In preparing to provide the...

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Lameness Control Strategies: Prevention vs Treatment

I’m sure you’ve run into lameness challenges in the past – or perhaps you’re currently facing some challenges? Or maybe they’re looming around the corner, but you’re not aware of them yet. Let’s take a closer look at the different approaches and checks we need to have...

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