The county town of Wiltshire, Trowbridge has a rich history in weaving and cloth making. In the Industrial Revolution Trowbridge was described as "The Manchester of the West", and many of the newly rich cloth merchants built fine houses near the town centre. Like so many towns in Wiltshire, Trowbridge originally had its roots in agriculture, with the wool and textile industry growing out of that ready availability of fleeces. For similar reasons, Trowbridge also had a healthy leather tanning industry for many years. Since the end of the 19th century, both those industries have declined in Trowbridge and are now gone completely.
However, agriculture is still flourishing in the area, with a number of sizeable dairy herds spread out to the south of the town. The number of cattle there certainly means that we are very busy when we visit Trowbridge to provide: Photo from Featured Project near Trowbridge
Training and CPD
Training is available for all interested parties at varying levels. You can choose a one or two day Herdsman level or a full, four day Professional level course. The locations are flexible, either on your own farm or at a central location that can accommodate a number of attendees.
The course contents include:
- Basic anatomy of the hoof
- Anatomy of the lower leg and its effect on the foot
- Causes of lameness in cattle
- Common infectious and non-infectious conditions of the foot
- Trimming techniques
- Practical sessions with cadaver feet
- Preventative measures
- Cattle welfare and handling while trimming
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