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NJB Hoofcare - Area of Operation for Swindon, Wiltshire

Although many people see Swindon as a huge, sprawlig metropolis, it is surrounded by delightful countryside and villages such as Hinton Parva, blessed with several picturesque thatched cottages and a Saxon church. On the edge of the village is the National Trust's 'The Coombes', where medieval strip lynchets are preserved in a steep-sided valley. These are evidence of the open fields farming practice of the day and were commonplace among the chalky hills of Wessex. The name comes from the Old English word "hilinc", meaning ridge or mound. The most commonly accepted reason for their use was that in the 13th and 14th century, communities were becoming over populated and land hungry, there wasn't enough easily farmed, low lying arable land to go round, so the hills were scarred with ridges to provide viable farming area where there previously was none. Other explanations are available, but we prefer that one. What we also prefer is to have zero lameness in cattle in the Swindon (or any other) area, so very often find ourselves visiting farms there to provide:

Photo from Featured Project near Swindon
Training and CPD

<p>Training is available at varying levels on group or individual basis. 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 with a host farm 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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