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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation in & around Watchet

It is believed that Watchet began with the arrival of St Decuman from what is now South Wales. Legend says that he arrived on a raft with only a cow as a companion. There must have been a bull already there as now watchet boasts a number of substantial herds of dairy cattle in the area. In common with most areas, one of the major concerns of the dairy farmers who manage those herds is lameness in cattle. Many of the farms in Watchet have come to rely on NJB Hoofcare for:

Photo from Featured Project near Watchet
Training and CPD

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.

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
For details of training events 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