Representation and Education

Advanced Practitioner Course - Bovine Lameness


  • Jon Reader
  • John Remnant

This advanced practitioner lameness course is ideal for any practitioner who is keen to further their knowledge and practical skills in bovine lameness. This is a very ‘hands on’ practical course with plenty of opportunities for you to develop your techniques on cadaver feet under close supervision covering:

  • The Dutch Five Step Foot Trimming Method.
  • Claw Amputation.
  • Surgical techniques relating to the foot.
  • Block selection and application.

The course will cover all the latest theories/research into the aetiology and treatment of lameness and will bring up to date ‘research into practice’ from all the latest publications and conferences. The course will also outline the concepts and practicalities relating to the AHDB Healthy Feet Programme and will look at the effect the environment has on the farm lameness situation. A farm walk and simulated farmer feedback session will arm attendees as to how to tackle a lameness problem on farm as well as engaging a farmer in the process and managing ‘change’.

Delegates will go away confident in becoming a key farm lameness adviser being able to work with confidence with a farmer, foot trimmer and other advisers to tackle lameness problems on farm as well as providing a facilitated approach to managing individual and herd lameness problems. Tips for setting up a lameness and foot trimmer service will also be discussed.

The course tutors are both RCVS Recognised Specialists in Cattle Health and Production and have participated in lameness based research both at the University level and in practice.

2nd Apr 2019 - 3rd Apr 2019
Synergy Farm Health LTD, Unit 1, Lower Coombe Farm
Crewkerne, Somerset
TA18 8RL

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