Does a Lame Cow go Thin or Does a Thin Cow go Lame?

Does a Lame Cow go Thin or Does a Thin Cow go Lame?

Recent work carried out by leading hoof specialists including Jon Huxley has shown a correlation between the fat cushion in the hoof and its effect on lameness. If a cow is lame, she is less likely to battle with the herd to get to the food. Therefore she is usually...
The Anatomy of the Hoof

The Anatomy of the Hoof

The hoof is an extremely important structure in an animal’s body   Hoof wall is equivalent to our fingernails. This is the strongest horn and is crucial for weight bearing. The Frog is equivalent to the foot pad on a dog or a cat White line is the junction...
Little and Often

Little and Often

As we understand more about digital dermatitis and other problems in the hoof, we are becoming increasingly aware about the advantages of foot bathing our cows. Similarly, we are noticing that little and often is better than the usual ‘every now and again’. A farmer...
BIBAS Finalists

BIBAS Finalists

Hoofcount are delighted to be finalists for the Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAS) in the following categories: Micro business of the year Export business of the year Growth business of the year   The BIBAs is about much more than recognising and rewarding great...
Top 10 Footbathing Tips

Top 10 Footbathing Tips

  Tip 1 Incorporate the footbath into the normal routine for the cows. I.e. On the exit to the parlour, towards cubicles or feeding areas.   Tip 2 Do it daily. It is best to keep the cows walking through the footbath even if it just has plain water or a very...
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