Hoof trimming

Questions about Hoof trimming

 

Question:

What kind of hoof trimming method your people use?

Answer:

All our people are educated in the Dutch hoof trimming method (Toussaint-Raven). Experts have called this method one of the best hoof trimming methods in the world.

  

Question:

Our hoof trimmer comes 2 times a year, but some cripple cows need to wait 3 months till the next hooftrimming session.

Answer:

That's the reason why we advice farmers to also buy their own hoof trimming crush and get a introduction training in hooftrimming. Cows which are cripple need to be cured directly, else it will cost you a lot of money. See also our ClawHealth Calculator.

 

Question:

The hooftrimmer which now visits our farm always trims till the claw bleeds. Afterwards the cows are more then one week cripple. He says that is allright, is it?

Answer:

If you cut your nails, you also do that till you fingers bleed? No, so it is definetly time to find another hoof trimmer. 

 

Question:

How long should hoof blocks stay on?  

Answer:

Minimal 3 weeks. If after 6 weeks the cows are still walking with the blocks I would advise to take them off and if necessary replace them. Also for getting hoof blocks off a crush is helpfull, another reason why every farm needs a crush.

 

Question:

My herd has a problem with digital dermatitis, what can I do?

Answer:

Main thing is to take away the main causes which makes it possible that the biggest part of your cow hhas this illness. For every farm there is a different way how to tackle this problem. For that we need more details, so send us an email (cowcaresia@gmail.com) or call 0031 64 22 88 638 and we will give you a consult.