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.
Calling all vet practices and farm owners in Victoria and Tasmania
LAMENESS ROADSHOW IN VICTORIA AND TASMANIA - WITH NEIL CHESTERTON
When? - June 2016.
What? - I am available for whatever your clinic or farm needs (treatment, diagnosis of problems, prevention) but my passion is to teach
low-stress handling and prevention.
1) A 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.
2) A practical session for farm owners and managers - "The Track and Yard - Design Keys to Improve Cow-flow and Reduce Foot Damage".
For more information Contact Us or phone 0064 6 7568914 or mobile 0064 272217712.
Dates need to be set by 1st May 2016
LAMENESS COURSES for Farmers in Inglewood
These are held whenever there are enough people on the waiting list. To put your name on the list please phone Tracey at Energy Vets Taranaki - 06 7567228