Lameness Workshop

Lameness Workshop
Date: Wednesday, 11th March 2020
Time: 10-1 pm (lunch provided)
Location: Singh farms, 180 Law Road, Whitikahu, OCD 542
Cost: $100 (Members), $150 (Non members)

How to find and fix lame cows?

It's not necessarily easy. Yes, a hobbling cow is quite obvious, but can you pick up subtle gait changes indicating early lameness? And if so, can you correctly identify the cause and fix it?
These and more lameness learnings will be discussed at our practical lameness workshop:
  • Why does it feel like there’s more lameness following rainfall?
  • When do antibiotics successfully cure lameness and when do they not?
  • What are the most common causes and how do I identify and treat them?
  • We don’t have a cow crush – what are my options for restraint? And how do I restrain a cow?
  • I’m not confident with a hoof knife – how do I know how far to go and what damage I can do?
  • What can I do to prevent lameness?
  • I think I know what causes lameness on my farm, but I’m not sure what to do fix it – who can help and what will this cost?
We want to make sure you leave this workshop with as much confidence as possible to tackle lameness on your farm. We will show you how to identify the different lesions, then you will have the opportunity to try out your skills with guidance from one of our vets.

Sign up for our workshop now, spaces are limited.

*** Update*** This workshop is now full. To join the waiting list, or to register your interest for the next one, please phone Diane on 07 824 2103.