Lameness is one of the major problems on British dairy farms, as well as providing specific treatment for individual lame cows by the vets, we can also carry out locomotion scoring using trained lay staff or vet students and devise control programmes.
Andrew is the AHDB Lameness Plan deliverer in the practice. We also have a Vet Tech who is trained and on the Register of Mobility Scorers.
When a farm signs up for a plan, a vet will visit the farm to look at the main lesions in the cows’ feet and look at the factors which will be contributing to this.
Practical advice is then given on prevention and control to reduce the incidence of lameness on the farm.