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Video: Innovation in hoof health management

Tuesday, March 7, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWixX57j7l0&feature=youtu.be.

What to expect: Profitable, consumer friendly dairy farming is underpinned by good health and welfare. Join Jon Huxley to hear about new approaches to lameness control in dairy cattle. Every year thousands of cows are treated for claw horn lesions, such as sole ulcers and white line disease, but hard evidence on the most effective treatment is limited. A five-year study on commercial farms in England highlighted the importance of early detection and treatment of claw horn lesions. These new research findings are fed directly into programmes such as the AHDB Dairy Healthy Feet Programme which helps farmers make changes to reduce lameness on their farm.

Presenter Biography: Jon Huxley was born and raised on a dairy farm in North Wales in Great Britain. He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1995. After time in commercial farm practice and at Bristol Vet School he moved to the Nottingham Vet School where he is currently Professor of Cattle Health and Production. He is a UK and European specialist in cattle health and production medicine. His interests are in the endemic diseases of dairy cows, particularly lameness and mastitis, and the impacts of production and the housed environment on cattle health.

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