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 tab at the side. 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.
LAMENESS ROADSHOW IN SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA - WITH NEIL CHESTERTON
When? - June 2016.
What? - Neil will be travelling to 5 areas in Australia presenting his latest
seminar for farm staff - "Understanding Lameness on Pasture Based Dairy Farms". The emphasis is on reducing pressure on the foot
by understanding cow behaviour and improving cow-flow through the dairy.
In some places there will be a practical session. Contact the local vet for information.
Tuesday 7th June: Kyabram
Wednesday 8th June: Finley
Friday 10th June: Mt Gambier
Tuesday 14th June - Friday 17th June: Warrnambool
Tuesday 21st June: Smithton
Thursday 23rd June : Scottsdale
PREVENTING LAMENESS SEMINAR for Farmers in Inglewood
This will be on June 30th, 2016
10 am - 12:00
$30 per person or $60 for your whole team. Morning tea included
To put your name on the list please phone Tracey at Energy Vets Taranaki - 06 7567228