Healthy Feet, the next step: Making a good farm great
- Dr Gerard Cramer, DVM, DVSc, University of Minnesota, USA
- Dr Nick Bell, MA VetMB PhD PG cert Vet. Ed. FHEA DipECAWBM(AWSEL) MRCVS RCVS recognised specialist and European College Specialist, Honorary Associate Professor University of Nottingham, Herd Health/Bos International Ltd
- Sara Pedersen, RCVS Specialist in Cattle Health and Production, Farm Dynamics Ltd
This Masterclass offers a unique opportunity to attend a dynamic, interactive and practical masterclass on lameness control in the dairy herd. It is aimed at practitioners who are already implementing the basics of lameness control plans on farm i.e. the AHDB Healthy Feet Programme, and want to gain ideas on moving farms from good to excellent.
Using a facilitated and interactive workshop format participants will be tasked with developing a foot health management plan for a large dairy farm. This will involve practical on-farm sessions in small groups looking at aspects of lameness control followed by classroom based group work during which participants will work together to develop and present a foot health management plan to the farmer and his team guided by the three facilitators.
The key objective is to ensure that participants leave the day understanding how to develop practical plans and the evidence base behind them.