ALE Expo 23 Parys. Hoeftrimming DairySmid is een van die borge by die ALE Expo in Parys. Riaan het hoewe mooi gemaak en demonstrasies gedoen!
Dairysmid Hoof Trimming had the privilege to demonstrate our passion Hoof Trimming and Consultation, to the veterinarians, at the SAVA Eastern Free State Branch Congress at the Zuidkop Country Lodge, Clocolan.
Watch the incredible transformation as we work our magic on this lovely dairy cow’s overgrown hooves!
Interview by Farm TV with Riaan van Zyl, co-owner of DairySmid Hoof Trimming about the importance of preventative Trimming and the treatment thereof.
Hoof health is essential for a beef or dairy cattle herd to perform optimally, and nutrition and good hoof care should form part of any animal health programme.
Hoefversorging is ʼn wye onderwerp. Mankheid by beeste kan in verskeie kategorieë ingedeel word en vereis ook verskillende benaderings en vorms van behandeling.
In die ewig veranderende wêreld waarin ons lewe, is ’n goeie, gesonde verhouding tussen die veearts en die hoefsmid belangrik om te verseker dat die boer op die voorpunt bly.
In this series, we have explained in detail how correct functional trimming can prevent mechanical lameness. The previous article was devoted to the most common form of bacterial lameness in dairy operations, namely digital dermatitis (DD). This can be successfully treated by a professional hoof trimmer, but the emphasis must be on herd prevention.
During winter time, in the summer rainfall areas of South Africa, we observe a higher incidence of bacterial-related lameness in dairy cows. The two major diseases in this category are digital dermatitis and interdigital dermatitis.
In the first few articles of this series, I explained how hard and non-yielding surfaces cause lameness in cows and why we see more mechanical lameness in dairy cows than in beef cows. Although standing on concrete is known to be the single most important risk factor for mechanical lameness, as it is for sole…