Farmer Workshop: Lameness

16nov10:00 am1:00 pmFarmer Workshop: Lameness


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Piri road (just off Orini rd), Dairy number 72252


Members $150, Non members $300

Event Details

Learn how to find & fix lame cows

A severe case of lameness can cost $450 to $500 per cow! Save time, money and stress by
learning how to identify and treat lame cows early.

Answers to these burning questions and more…

? Why does it feel like there’s more lameness following rainfall?

? When do antibiotics successfully cure lameness and when do they not?

? What are the most common causes and how do I identify and treat them?

? We don’t have a cow crush – what are my options for restraint? And how do I restrain a cow?

? I’m not confident with a hoof knife – how do I know how far to go and what damage I can do?

? What can I do to prevent lameness?

? I think I know what causes lameness on my farm, but I’m not sure what to do to fix it – who can help and what will this cost?

Our goal is for you to leave this workshop with as much confidence as possible to tackle lameness on your farm. We will show you how to identify the different lesions, then you will have the opportunity to try out your skills with guidance from one of our vets.

This workshop includes:

  • Lameness prevention
  • Lameness risk factors such as shed and track layout, and track surfaces
  • Identifying early lameness
  • Hoof anatomy
  • Cow restraint options and how to lift a foot
  • Appropriate use of
    anti-inflammatories and anti-biotic for lameness
  • Common foot lesions
  • Hoof knife use, including how to trim overgrown toes
  • Safely pare lame feet
  • Identifying cows that need preventative foot trimming

Lunch will be provided.

Members $150, Non members $300

Cancellation Policy
No-shows and cancellations within 24 hours prior to the event will incur a 50% charge.


Register for Lameness Workshop