Farm Animal Vets - Endell Veterinary Group

Mon & Fri

8:00am - 6:30pm

Tue to Thu

8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday

8:30am - 12:30pm

Foot trimming and lameness control

Lameness has recently come to the attention of the media and has been described as one of the most significant welfare and economic diseases affecting the dairy industry, as a consequence a number of milk buyers have begun mobility monitoring programmes.

At Endell’s our vets are trained in the widely accepted ‘Dutch five-step’ trimming method for both routine and clinical cases. On top of this we can supply mobility scoring services and on-farm training courses (to individuals or groups) in both mobility scoring and foot trimming.

Endell’s has also been involved in research projects into "super-foul", "the economic aspects of clinical lameness" and recently the correlations between mobility scoring and reproductive parameters.

Lameness control advice and investigation can form part of the quarterly review system or are available on an ad-hoc basis.