ONE-DAY LAMENESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

This workshop is designed to give students an overview of issues relating to lameness management and introduce them to the 5-step trimming process according to the Dutch Method.

The workshop has both theory and practical aspects, so bring your gumboots, overalls, warm clothing, lunch and refreshments.

Certificate on full attendance.

What you will learn:

  • Anatomy and function of the hoof

  • Animal management and its impact on lameness

  • Safe trimming techniques

  • 5 Step Process of hoof trimming according to the Dutch Method

LAMENESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Practical and theory one-day workshop
$ 295 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL + GST per person
  • Workshops are delivered on regional farms throughout New Zealand
  • One day only 9am - 3pm
  • Cost $395 + GST per person
  • Free Course Textbook: “Foot Care in Cattle”
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ADVANCED HOOF CARE MANAGEMENT COURSE

This course is aimed at those who are serious about minimising lameness on their farm through gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the contributing factors, as well as becoming competent in the technical aspects of hoof trimming.  If you would like to become a professional hoof trimmer, this course is for you.

This is an intensive 5-day course that covers both the theory and the practice of hoof care and hoof trimming techniques led by our director Fred Hoekstra, who is NZ’s only fully qualified hoof care instructor.

In fact, because of Fred’s vast experience in this field, he’s been invited by Massey University to provide two-day courses in hoof care and hoof trimming to final year vet students, so you can be sure the information is completely up-to-date and highly practical.

There is no prerequisite training required to do the advanced course.

ADVANCED HOOF CARE MANAGEMENT COURSE

Are you serious about minimising Lameness?
$ 2,499 + GST per person
  • This course is presented at DHI headquarters (Ashburton) and on host farms.
  • When: Mon 2nd - 6th May 2022
  • Time: Five days – 8:30am to 5pm
  • Free Course Textbook: "Hoof Signals – Success factors for healthy hoofs" (supplied)
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What you will learn:

  • Hoof care theory
  • Foot anatomy and function
  • Recognition and treatment of claw disease
  • Lameness prevention
  • The relationship between Nutrition and Lameness

Hoof Trimming – Best Practice:

  • Hoof care theory
  • Foot anatomy and function
  • Recognition and treatment of claw disease
  • Lameness prevention
  • The relationship between Nutrition and Lameness

What’s included:

  • Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch
  • The option of 3 x trimming refresher sessions with Fred within the year after completion of Advanced Course (student to schedule)
  • Certificate awarded on completion of all elements of the course (Note: full Attendance for the duration of the course is a requirement)
  • Examination: Students are able to sit an examination following 12 months of practical trimming experience or on completing a minimum of 400 cows. The Diploma in Bovine Hoof Care will be awarded on the successful completion of practical and theory aspects of testing.  (Note: Additional cost involved)

Share-milkers and dairy farm managers who are competent, confident and demonstrate leadership when managing lameness with their staff, achieve far superior outcomes.

Diploma in Bovine Hoof Care

Following the successful completion of the Advanced Hoof Care Management Course, you can then progress further to gain a Diploma in Bovine Hoof Care.

Examination: Students are able to sit an examination following 12 months of practical trimming experience or on completing a minimum of 400 cows. The Diploma in Bovine Hoof Care will be awarded on the successful completion of practical and theory aspects of testing.  (Note: Additional cost involved)

The back story to DHI.

Fred Hoekstra is a qualified professional hoof trimmer who has been working in New Zealand for over 20 years. He holds his instructor’s Diploma in Hoof care from PTC+ in Holland and has been teaching final year Vet students at Massey University for the last 4 years.

Take a moment and watch this video, which is the back story to DHI.

Get in touch to learn more.

Please be in touch if you have any questions, we look forward to speaking with you soon.














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