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Hoof maintenance can help

Oct 3, 2018 | Dairy, Dairy Animal Health & Welfare, Lameness

Lame cows with visible claw lesions are half as likely to conceive as unaffected cows and take on average 40 days longer to get in calf. 
Hoof trimming is like a pedicure for cows in that it restores the natural shape, balance and weight bearing surface of the claws. This takes them back to a foot shape as if she were a fresh calved heifer. Hoof trimming is an effective preventative process to help lower the risk of lameness. 
Stuart Rogers from Hoof-IT has partnered with our Anexa Vets business to provide this service to help prevent lameness. With mating upon us, and added stress to claws, it is imperative cows are free of hoof discomfort. Feedback from clients so far has shown Stuart to be thorough, experienced, highly efficient and well-equipped. Call Rhonda at the Anexa FVC Gordonton clinic to book Stuart in for your herd. 

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