Displaying items by tag: lameness

Thursday, 19 September 2019 11:55

The true cost of lameness

Lameness can cost farmers $500 - $1000 per case, yet farmers often underestimate its cost.

Published in Management
Sunday, 30 June 2019 18:54

Hoof blocks keep away lameness

Moving promptly against lameness in cows deals to their pain and can reduce long term hoof damage, says Shoof International, which markets Walkease hoof blocks.

Published in Machinery & Products
Monday, 18 April 2016 14:55

Practical tools to prevent lameness

Lameness is estimated to cost Australian farmers at least A$250 for each cow that develops the problem and can greatly reduce cow comfort and longevity.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 11 March 2016 09:55

Digital dermatitis is here

Digital dermatitis is the most serious infectious cause of lameness in dairy cattle worldwide.

Published in Farm Health

Getting cows in calf well takes a year-round approach. The results achieved in the mating period are impacted by many factors earlier in the season or even in seasons gone by.

Published in Management
Monday, 18 January 2016 09:12

Kicking out lameness

Cow lameness is a painful condition. As farm systems change, farm sizes grow and herd numbers expand, lameness is an increasing concern on New Zealand farms.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 13 November 2014 00:00

Don’t let unhealthy animals ruin your day

UNHEALTHY ANIMALS ruin any farmer’s day. The extra time and out-of-pocket costs for treatment add up, especially as your herd grows. Most health issues your herd faces can be managed, monitored and improved through management and recording processes.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 10:43

Using the internet to tackle lameness

AUSTRALIAN DAIRY farmers can now learn how to tackle livestock lameness without leaving their farm.

Published in Farm Health

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