Mobility scoring has become widely adopted for quantifying lameness and screening herds for new lame cows. A register of mobility scorers (www.roms.org.uk ) has been formed which provides the dairy industry with a list of trained and tested (calibrated) scorers from a range of professions, including cattle vets, trimmers, technicians, nutritionists, breeding technicians, consultants and other advisors.
Some scorers have allowed their registration to lapse and so RoMS have put together a 60-minute refresher presentation and quiz so trained registrants can re-join the register. PLEASE NOTE: if you have not previously attended RoMS approved training this training is not suitable for you to become a RoMS member – please contact RoMS ([email protected]) for more information about what is required to become a RoMS member.
Learning outcomes for 60-minute refresher workshop:
- Identify the problems associated with delayed detection
- Identify all the early signs of lameness and rank their reliability
- Identify and evaluate reasons why we get true and apparent false positives on lameness scoring
- Clearer standardisation thresholds for observable signs of lameness
- Greater scoring confidence with some guided scoring discussions and practice