FarmSkills Lameness & Foot Trimming Course

Book your place on our 5-day FarmSkills Lameness training course, 23-27 April. Find out more and book your place.

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23-27 April 2018

Book your place on our 5-day FarmSkills Lameness training course.

This course will be taught by Carolyn Baguley from Scarsdale Vets and Alex Burrows.

Teaching will be practical and within a small group.

Why Book Your Place on the FarmSkills Course?

The aim of the course is to give a thorough, holistic approach to lameness prevention.

Increasingly with farm assurance, you are expected to prove your training and expertise. With FarmSkills, you will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the week.

What Will The Course Cover?

Day 1 will begin and end at our practice on Markeaton Lane. The on-farm sessions on days 2 to 5 will be held at Coton Hall Farm, Coton-in-the-Clay, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5GY.

Day 1 – Introduction to Cattle Mobility and Functional Foot Trimming

Monday 23rd April, 10am-3pm (morning session at our Markeaton practice, afternoon session on farm)

An introduction to cattle mobility, functional foot trimming and lameness, including a mobility scoring session on farm, focusing on early detection of lameness.

Day 2 – Practical Functional Foot Trimming – The Basics

Tuesday 24th April, 10am-3pm (on farm)

An introduction to causes of lameness and how to prevent them in the morning, and foot trimming using the Dutch method in the afternoon. Real feet (abattoir specimens) will be used to give a sound grounding in the fundamentals of foot trimming.

Day 3 – Practical Curative Foot Trimming – Lameness Lesions

Wednesday 25th April, 10am-3pm (on farm)

Recognising, trimming and treating different types of lameness, again using real feet.

Day 4 – Practical Curative Foot Trimming – Lame Cows

Thursday 26th April, 10am-3pm (on farm)

Trimming and treating different types of lameness, this time using live cows.

Day 5 – Lameness Prevention

Friday 27th April, 10am-3pm (on farm)

More trimming of live cows, and a discussion on how to control lameness in your herd by identifying risk factors and implementing practical solutions. Protect your herd – prevention is better than cure.

About The Trainers

Carolyn Baguley

Carolyn graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 2005, and then lived in London for two years working in small animal practice. In 2007 she moved to New Zealand with her husband to pursue her real interest – farm vetting.

Carolyn returned to the UK and has been at Scarsdale ever since.

She has a special interest in lameness and mastitis.

Alex Burrows

Alex Burrows is an experienced and qualified foot trimmer, trained by Pieter Kloosterman – an expert in cattle foot trimming.

Alex is fully licensed to the highest standard of the Dutch Diploma in Foot Trimming.

How Much Does The Course Cost?

The 5 day course is £550+VAT per person and includes lunch each day.

Book Your Place

Download, complete and return the booking form with payment to: Scarsdale Veterinary Group, Farm & Equine Unit, Markeaton Lane, Derby, DE22 4NH

Alternatively, call the practice on 01332 294929 to book your place.

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