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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation for Wells, Somerset

Wells is the smallest city in England: a city purely because of the presence of its famous cathedral. In reality, this quiet Somerset backwater, at the foot of the Mendip Hills, close to the attractions of Wookey Hole and the Ebbor George Nature Reserve is more like a compact country town. The history goes back to Roman times and beyond, with many fascinating indications to changes of occupancy. Being a small town, with easy walking distances between any parts has made Wells a great attraction for tourists and history lovers. Its sometime turbulent past has left physical marks still visible to this day. Local cheese is very popular and there is a specialist cheese shop in the town. Of course, you can't have cheese without milk, so there are dairy herds managed in many surrouunding areas. To make sure that these herds have good hoof health and low incidence of cattle lameness, we are very often called upon by farmers around Wells for:

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Training and CPD

<p>Training is available 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.<br /><br />The course contents include:<ul><li>Basic anatomy of the hoof</li><li>Anatomy of the lower leg and its effect on the foot</li><li>Causes of lameness in cattle</li><li>Common infectious and non-infectious conditions of the foot</li><li>Trimming techniques</li><li>Practical sessions with cadaver feet</li><li>Preventative measures</li><li>Cattle welfare and handling while trimming</li></ul>For details of training events in your area, including course fees, simply click in the header of any page to send us an email.</p><h4></h4><p></p><p></p>
Cattle Hoofcare & Lameness Prevention/Correction Services Provided in:
  • Routine prevention hoof trimming for dairy herds
  • Herd lameness scoring
  • Corrective hoof trimming
  • Bespoke lameness prevention packages
  • Suckler beef herd and bul hoof trimming
  • Hoof care individual and group training
  • On-site training
  • CPD for farmers
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