Dairy Cattle Hoof Health Workshop

Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Steenblik Dairy, 3844 Hubbardston Rd., Pewamo, MI 48873
Contact: Marianne Buza, 989-269-9949, mbuza@msu.edu

This is a hands on workshop that is made up of presentations, hoof trimming demonstrations, and hands on trimming of cadaver feet. Topics covered will be causes of lameness, hoof diseases, lameness prevention and how facilities play a role in hoof health.

Lameness and other hoof health issues are common problems on dairy farms. They can have significant health, production, cost and well-being implications on farms. Participants will be presented with practical information and training to help dairy producers, employees, veterinarians and other dairy professionals address hoof health issues. Participants will receive hands on knowledge as well as printed materials to take home.

This workshop will include:

Dr. Ernest Hovingh a veterinarian and professor from Pennsylvania State University discussing hoof health, why it is important, what can go wrong and practical ways to help alleviate the problem. Dr. Hovingh will then teach hoof trimming on cadaver feet in the afternoon.

Marianne Buza a Michigan State University Extension dairy educator will speak about nutritional impacts on hoof health and also teach hoof trimming on cadaver feet in the afternoon.

Kathy Lee, a Michigan State University Extension dairy educator will teach lameness evaluation and discuss prevention.   

There will also be a hoof trimming demonstration.

Location, time and registration fee:
Steenblik Dairy
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
3844 Hubbardston Rd., Pewamo, MI 48873
Cost: $60.00/person

The farm is located at the corner of North Hubbardston (Clintonia) Road and West Colony Road. Please meet us at the rotary parlor located in the south west corner of the farm. There is parking available along the parlor and free stall barn to the north. These is also parking available along the back side of the bunker silo in front of the parlor.

 

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