Lameness Investigation

lame1Mark Humphris is one of our veterinarians and is the only veterinarian in Australia to be trained in First Step. With the backing of the best Lameness Investigative Package available we are able to prioritise areas for improvement in reducing the incidence and impact of lameness.

Do you need a clear direction with reducing lameness on your farm. Due to the complexity of risk factors and causative agents in lameness a baseline information is very helpful in starting the process of determining your specific farm risk factors. These vary greatly from farm to farm.

Two critical pieces of information are the lesion identification records of any lame cows that either the Veterinarian or Hoof Trimmer has recorded and also the number of lame cows you have had during the year.

Other information that we will seek during our investigation is details of transition diets and lactating cow rations, animal movement and staff routines, size of the dairy, yards and races.

Follow this link to find out more about the First Step Program http://www.zinpro.com/lameness/dairy

Sale Veterinary centre

  • Address: 262 York Street, Sale
  • Telephone: (03)5144 3100
  • Fax: (03)5144 5968
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Gippsland Equine Hospital

  • Address: 31 Beet Road, Maffra
  • Telephone: (03)5147 1008
  • Fax: (03)5141 1439
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