Lame cows continue to be among the three main problems on New Zealand dairy
farms together with mastitis and infertility. This is true world wide.
It is possible to have very low lameness in a herd by understanding the causes of
the different foot lesions and by putting into place certain
management practices that will reduce foot wear.
This website is a source of information and helps for farmers and vets in the dairy industry. There are free downloadable articles on many topics available in the Articles and FAQ tab. New - an article on Footbaths in both Pastoral and Indoor Dairy Systems.
You can purchase resources to learn about Lameness and Cow Flow. We regularly run courses on lameness in Inglewood, NZ. Neil is also available for lameness investigations and consultations world wide.
Neil has just returned from a seminar tour in Northland where he was teaching on Prevention of Lameness. Click here to find a summary on this. Prevention of Lameness He also gave 8 Keys to Understanding the Dairy Cow - click here to see a pdf of this. 8 Keys to Understanding the Cow