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Hoof trimming chutes to handle lameness

Hoof trimming chutes: assets that get the job done I think we can all agree that lame cows are a source of frustration and anxiety. Besides, hoof trimming is quite the chore. When we milk our cows, we get help from neat parlour facilities and milking robots. It is a...

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Slippery barn floors? Water to the rescue!

Slippery barn floors can make it quite the challenge to keep your cows on all fours. Concrete surfaces become smooth over time because of general wear. On hot summer days, floors caked with manure can lead to cow accidents and harm. The manure seems to just stick to...

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Managing the Heat Stress in Your Herd

As a professional hoof trimmer, I have experienced days so hot that I wished I had a swimming pool nearby to dive into to cool down. We read a lot about heat stress in dairy cows. I certainly don’t have the definitive answers. However, I do know this for sure: a cow,...

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Seven Tips for the Best Time Management

Lack of time is the number one reason for not having a preventative hoof care plan in place on our farms. However, some farmers have found a way to do all their daily chores plus implement a hoof care plan. Their key to success: time management. How do they do it?...

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Dairy cow lameness: Foot rot vs. Hoof rot

The term foot rot or ‘hoof rot’ is one that might be used on your farm to describe a sore foot. Before explaining the disorder itself, let's first check whether Google can shed some light on the definition. Actually, none can be found when using 'hoof rot' to refer to...

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