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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation for Wiveliscombe, Somerset

Lying to the ENE of Yeovil, Wiveliscombe is on the edge of the Brendon Hills that reach all the way to the coast at Minehead, Porlock and Watchett. The town has a farmers market and a number of sizeable dairy farms in surrounding areas. With rain running down from the hills, the land here can tend to high moisture levels, so local cattle farms frequently call on NJB Hoofcare for:

Photo from Featured Project near Wiveliscombe
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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