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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation in & around Dunster

Dunster is a picturesque village located on the fringes of Exmoor. Characterised by thatched cottages, a unique octagonal yarn market and the imposing Dunster Castle. Once a thriving trading port on the coast, Dunster was left high and dry when the sea retreated, cutting off their access to the coast. The textile industry kept the town prosperous for many years, with a special type of yarn, Dunster, being accredited to local spinners in a way that made it stronger and more durable than anything else at the time. With the sea receeding, there was more useful land available for agriculture too, and many of the farms still operational around Dunster can trace their history back to those times. It is always a joy to visit this area when local farmers call us in for:

Photo from Featured Project near Dunster
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, four 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 hoofcare training courses in your area, including course fees, simply click in the header of any page to send us an email.

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