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An effective regimen for preventing lameness in your herd can have a significant impact on the yield and profitability you achieve.

Regular visits for mobility scoring, assessment and hoof trimming as required can help you minimise the main causes of lameness. As highly experienced and qualified hoof trimmers, and licenced Mobillity Scorers, you can be sure of first class lameness prevention services for your herd. Throughout Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Monmouthshire and Gwent, we offer a complete consultancy, assessment and foot trimming service.

Call us on the number shown or click in the header of any page to send us an email and arrange an initial consultancy visit.

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Cattle Foot Trimming Training Courses and CPD

Training icourses are available at varying levels on group or individual basis. You can choose a one or two day Herdsman level course or a full, two day Professional level course. The locations are flexible, either on your own farm or with a host farm 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
  • Routine prevention trimming
  • Cattle welfare and handling while trimming
For details of hoof care training courses in your area, including course fees, simply click in the header of any page to send us an email.

The high plateau of Exmoor is criss-crossed by numerous streams and slashed by a few deep river valleys. It rises up steeply from the gentler farmland to dramatic cliffs viewing the Somerset/Devon border and the Severn estuary from the highest point of some 1705 feet. Since 1954, Exmoor has been a National Park, some of which is owned by the National Trust, but much is still owned and operated as private farms. The whole area is scattered with tiny hamlets and historical sites, making it a very interesting visit for us when Exmoor farmers call us to provide:
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