Lameness investigation

As well as having a huge economic impact on farms, lameness also results in poor welfare of animals so any lameness problem on a farm should be addressed as soon as possible.

We can investigate the prevalence of lameness on a farm using regular locomotion scores, which can be carried out during milking to minimise the stress to cows, analyse the incidence of different causes of lameness using Total Vet and assess lameness risk factors present on a farm. This allows us to develop a farm-specific lameness control plan.

Jenny, one of our farm animal vets, is now qualified to implement the DairyCo Healthy Feet Programme.