may, 2024

06mayAll Day10Event OverAdvanced Hoof Care Management Course - 6th - 10th May 2024BOOK TODAYEvent Type :Advanced Hoof Care Management CourseDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island


Event Details

Date: Monday 6th – Friday 10th May 2024

This course requires a minimum of 5 students to proceed on this date.

Location: The course is presented at DHI headquarters and on host farms

Time: Five days – 8.30am – 5pm.

Course Textbook: “Hoof Signals – Success factors for healthy hoofs” (supplied)

Cost: $2,750 + plus GST

(Note: Minimum 5 attendees per course).

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

What will you 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:

  • Lameness treatment
  • Preventative hoof trimming (shaping the claw correctly)
  • Use of angle grinder for hoof trimming
  • Application of claw blocks
  • Knife sharpening
  • Hoof trimming tools and accessories

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)

Outline: This course is aimed at those who are serious about minimising lameness on their farm through gaining a more comprehensive understanding of contributing factors, as well as becoming competent in the technical aspects of hoof trimming.


may 6 (Monday) - 10 (Friday)


DHI Head Office

154 Coplands Road, RD 2, Ashburton

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