Representation and Education

Webinar - Cattle Foot Trimming: Research and Regulation


Cattle Foot Trimming: Research and Regulation

Monday 17th June 2019, 8-9pm

Presented by Dr Gerard Cramer and Dr Nick Bell

This webinar will offer participants the opportunity to explore the evidence base behind cattle foot trimming and its role in lameness prevention. The influence of technique and timing of trimming will be discussed allowing participants to better inform clients on foot trimming protocols. An update on the current structure of both foot trimming qualification and the regulation of professional trimmers in the UK will be given so that participants are aware of recent changes and future direction.

This is a FREE webinar for BCVA members and will be broadcast on MONDAY 17th June from 8-9pm and will be presented by Dr Gerard Cramer and Dr Nick Bell.

Gerard graduated from the University of Guelph with his DVM in 2002 and completed his DVSc thesis in 2007. He is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota in the Veterinary Population Medicine department. His responsibilities include teaching veterinary and graduate students, conducting research and providing knowledge and training to the dairy industry. The goals of Gerard’s research program are to provide evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies for dairy cow lameness. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Gerard operated a veterinary practice focused on providing hoof trimming services, monitoring foot health on dairies, consulting on lameness problems, conducting hoof trimming courses and research.

Nick graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 1999.  In 2002-5 he embarked on a PhD on lameness in dairy cattle at University of Bristol which lead on to the development of the Healthy Feet Project (2006-10) and a move to the Royal Veterinary College between 2010-2016 where he split his time between clinical/consultancy work, research and teaching. In 2016 he set-up an independent international consultancy focused on herd health, welfare and lameness prevention. He also joined the Herd Health Group at University of Nottingham as an Honorary Associate Professor in 2016 and continues to lead lameness research in many different areas, including foot trimming.

Following the webinar, you will able to:

  • Better inform clients of the optimal foot trimming protocols for their farms based on the available evidence
  • Understand the importance of correct foot trimming technique and recognise basic errors when implementing the five step method
  • Understand the current structure of foot trimming training and regulation of professional foot trimmers in the UK

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System Requirements:

PC-Based attendees - Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees - Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees - iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

We look forward to 'seeing' you there! The Webinar counts as 1 hour of CPD and a CPD certificate will be available to download after attending the webinar.


Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. After clicking on the link within this invitation, you will be invited to register for the webinar and will be given a unique log-in to access the live webinar at the time. You should enter your BCVA membership number where indicated. By enrolling for the free webinar you are giving permission for BCVA office staff to later verify your membership status. Some individuals may be contacted directly by BCVA office in order to do so. The webinar is also available to purchase by non-members for £40.

17th Jun 2019 - 17th Jun 2019
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