One case of lameness is estimated to cost around £170, with an average herd incidence of 22% in a year. As the third most common reason for culling, it is not only a welfare concern, but also one of economic importance, adversely affecting fertility and milk production.
We aim not only to provide preventative and lame cow treatment to individual animals, but also to maximise cow comfort at the herd level, through:
Regular mobility scoring
Assessment of environment and housing
Hock lesion assessment
- Providing footbathing and routine trimming protocols
We also run regular foot trimming courses, including routine trimming and identifying and effectively treating the most common causes of lameness.