One Day Hoof Trimming, Lameness Prevention and Mobility Workshop

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One Day Hoof Trimming, Lameness Prevention and Mobility Workshop

December 6 - December 10

Brief Biography

This course is designed to assist Farmers with the correct method of hoof trimming, checking for lameness in cattle, and how to practically and safely perform preventative hoof care.
This will improve the health and wellbeing of the animal, assisting farmers in identifying problems before they escalate.


Course Content 

How to practically and safely perform preventative hoof trimming using five step Dutch method. Identify common lameness conditions and treatments required, applying shoes and blocks. Understanding the causes and prevention methods, equipment requirements for hoof work. Introduction to locomotion/mobility scoring in the herd. Delivery through theory and practical “hands on” session.



Course Duration

10 am until 4.30pm – 6 hours. There is a short break for lunch at 1 o’clock. Participants should bring a packed lunch



Safety Measures

During the day spent on the training course, creates for trimming animals will be in place and, for health and safety reasons, each animal will remain locked in. Participants will receive and of the necessary PPE. However you are expected to bring your own booths, wet gear and overalls.


We have also made several changes to our course following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic; participants must bring their own face mask and, as part of our policy to safeguard participants, each person will avail of complimentary hand sanitiser. There will be disinfection points in place and participants must also ensure that their footwear is clean.


This training courses will also be subject to the prevailing coronavirus measures and can be cancelled at short notice.


Training Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the training course, participants will receive a certificate.



If you have any further queries about this training course, please do not hesitate to contact us.

There is grant aid available for our course from Macra Skillnet


December 6
December 10
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Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise Co. Laois
Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise Co. Laois R32 KV20


Dunmasc Genetics
353 (0)57 864 6688