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…
Limousin Bloem Show 2023. Dairy Smid Hoof Trimming, once again had the privilege of being a sponsor at this event. What a honour to be part of the Limousin family and providing the Hoof Trimming service. Keep them moving!
Angus Bloemfontein Skou 2023 – Dairy Smid Hooftrimming was een van die borge by die Angus Show gewees. Baie geluk aan die Angus Genootskap met n goed georganiseerde skou en diere met top kwaliteit! Knap gedaan.
Seasonal Lameness. After the good rainy season we had this year, many grazing dairies experienced more lameness than usual. The types of lameness that we found in these situations were thin soles and toe ulcers.