Hoof Health and Lameness
Hoof Health is incredibly important in today's dairy herd. Clinical lameness can cost the producer in terms of treatment for the problem, but lameness can also lead to decreased milk production, impaired reproductive performance, and costs related to culling an animal. Below are resources that explain the problem of lameness and how to prevent and treat hoof health problems.
Paper Record Keeping Systems
Claw Zone Reference Guide (.pdf) - for use with Hoof Trimming Reports
Hoof Health Workshops
Check our teaching and outreach page to look for extension meetings on hoof health!