Master Hoof Care Program Set For June 6-7 In Ames

Research has proven that with each incidence of lameness the loss of milk production, lowered conception rate, and treatment cost exceeds $120 and over 90 percent of foot rot cases, digital dermatitis and sole ulcer cases can be treated.

Finding cows early and treating them right away will shorten the duration of disease and limit the probability of relapse, but the knowledge and training of the hoof trimmers in paramount in a herd program that lowers lameness.

A Master Hoof Care training will be held on June 6-7 at Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa. This course is a hands-on training program for instruction in hoof care and trimming.

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