LAMENESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

One day workshop

Course outline

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

5 Step Trimming Process - click to download

Costs and location

Location: On Farm (Location to be confirmed 5 days prior to your course)
Time: 9am – 3pm (one day only)
Free Course Textbook: “Foot Care in Cattle”
Cost: $395 + GST
Early Bird Fee: $295 + GST

(Note: Payment must be received prior to the workshop to be eligible for the Early Bird Discount.)

Our guarantee

This course has been developed and presented over many years by DHINZ
founder, Fred Hoekstra, who is NZ’s only fully qualified Hoof Trimming
training instructor.

That’s why, we provide all of our students with a 100% ‘Satisfaction Guarantee’ that they will improve their skills immediately, saving you a small fortune with lost productivity etc.

You’ll also learn professional hoof trimming techniques that are guaranteed to save you time and physical stress – and of course increase your productivity with this demanding work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries on
03 662 8015.

Our terms & conditions
In order to secure your place a deposit of 50% of the course fee is required.
The payment of the remaining balance is required on the first day of the course.
If, for any reason, the course is cancelled your deposit will be refunded.
If, for any reason, you are unable to attend the course and have paid your deposit we must be notified at least 48hrs prior to the course date and your deposit will then be refunded. If this criterion is not met then your deposit will not be refunded.

Upcoming Events

15apr8:00 AM2:00 PMLameness Management Workshop - Cust - 15th AprilEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island

16apr9:00 AM3:00 PMLameness Management Workshop - Mount Hutt - 16th AprilEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island,Mid Canterbury

04mayAll Day08Advanced Hoof Care Management CourseThis event is now fully bookedEvent Type :Advanced Hoof Care Management CourseDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island

01julAll DayLameness Management Workshop - North IslandFarming location and exact days to be confirmed after COVID-19 ends!Event Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Bay of Plenty & Gisborne,Hawkes Bay,LOCATION North Island,Northland,Taranaki,Waikato

01octAll DayLameness Management Workshop - SouthlandFarming location and exact days to be confirmed after COVID-19 endsEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Southland

19octAll DayLameness Management Workshop - Mid CanterburyFarming location and exact days to be confirmed after COVID-19 endsEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Mid Canterbury

07decAll Day11Advanced Hoof Care Management CourseEvent Type :Advanced Hoof Care Management CourseDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island

25janAll DayLameness Management Workshop - North Canterbury / West CoastFarming location and exact days to be confirmed after COVID-19 endsEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,North Canterbury,West Coast

All Map

UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR

Events listed below, highlighted green, are available for immediate booking.  For events highlighted in blue, you can register your interest now, and we will be personally in touch with you as the farm locations and dates within your region are confirmed.

You can book your place on the workshop closest to you by clicking on the date you prefer and following the prompts.

15apr8:00 AM2:00 PMLameness Management Workshop - Cust - 15th AprilEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island

16apr9:00 AM3:00 PMLameness Management Workshop - Mount Hutt - 16th AprilEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Canterbury,LOCATION - South Island,Mid Canterbury

01julAll DayLameness Management Workshop - North IslandFarming location and exact days to be confirmed after COVID-19 ends!Event Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:Bay of Plenty & Gisborne,Hawkes Bay,LOCATION North Island,Northland,Taranaki,Waikato

01octAll DayLameness Management Workshop - SouthlandFarming location and exact days to be confirmed after COVID-19 endsEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Southland

19octAll DayLameness Management Workshop - Mid CanterburyFarming location and exact days to be confirmed after COVID-19 endsEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,Mid Canterbury

25janAll DayLameness Management Workshop - North Canterbury / West CoastFarming location and exact days to be confirmed after COVID-19 endsEvent Type :Lameness Management WorkshopDHI Event Region:LOCATION - South Island,North Canterbury,West Coast

Special Offer

On-Farm Group Sessions.

Personalised on-farm workshops for up to 8 people

$2,200 + GST

Fill in the quick form below to find out more

On-farm Group Session enquiry

Meet your instructor

dhi-dairy-hoofcare-institute-of-new-zealand-tutor-fred-hoekstra

Fred Hoekstra is widely known throughout New Zealand for his skill and experience in hoof trimming and  for his ability to train others in this crucial  aspect of farm management.

Originally from Friesland, Holland, Fred moved out to NZ in 1990 to work on dairy farms but quickly realized that there was an opportunity for raising the standard of Hoof care so returned to Holland, gained his Diploma in Hoof Care from PTC Oenkerk, returning to start his own business.

Fred is passionate about lameness and related issues, and gained his Instructors Diploma in 2011. He is enthusiastic about extending the availability of hoof care training workshops nationwide. He is keen to conduct further research into lameness treatment and the benefits of preventative hoof care.

For the past few years, he has also presented a 2 day course for final year vet students at Massey University on the theory and practice of hoof trimming as part of their ‘Bovine Procedures Special Topic’.

What others gained from this one day workshop

It is a really good way to learn all of the things that contribute to lameness and it is explained very well. It also helps to be able to do the practical section and know that someone is there to guide you.
– Margot, Gore

You have no idea how lameness works – do the course. It will change your mind!
– Johan, Morrinsville

Very good, I like Fred’s view on feeding and the health of the hoof.
– Kieryn, Otautau

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