Dairy NZ estimates that lameness costs around $350 per cow, as lame cows produce less milk, weigh less and take longer to get back in calf. When you take into account the pain and suffering it can cause affected cows, preventing and treating lameness is not only a wise farm management practice, it’s a humane and positive welfare one too.
Regular hoof trimming is recommended as part of a lame cow prevention program. But if lameness does occur, we provide a vital part of the recovery process.
Did you know that there are about 20 different types of lesions?
Because we’ve trimmed 100,000’s of hooves over 10+ years, we can competently diagnose each one. Using professional trimming techniques, we can re-shape and re-balance the claws to a proper and functional form. We will alert you to any issues that may require medicinal treatment.
Every animal is recorded, so you have an accurate record for your veterinarian and cost purposes.
Hoof-It is a cow hoof trimming service that can help prevent and treat lameness issues in your herd. Having shaped and rebalanced 100,0000’s of hooves over 10+ years, we have the experience and knowledge to skilfully trim hooves, while diagnosing the cause of lameness issues.
There are over 20 different types of hoof lesions and ailments, so it takes a great deal of experience and knowledge to learn about each one. Because hoof trimming is all we do, we’ve mastered our skill well. With the knowledge and experience gained over the years working on many thousands of hooves, your cows are in good hands with our expert team. We can identify which infections to treat, and promote faster healing, saving you a lot of time and hassle.
Lameness, as well as causing the cow unwanted pain and suffering, can lead to body condition loses and milk production loses. It may also take a lot longer for the cow to get back in calf, all these factors greatly affect the profitability for the farmer. So preventative hoof care may be better and more cost effective than cure.
Prevent more serious health issues in your herd with regular hoof trimming from professional hoof trimmers. Keep costs down and minimise stress to your animals, by getting the professionals to do it.
Our mobile service is as safe and stress free as possible for your cows. With each cow securely held within a crate, they can’t injure themselves. What’s more, by lifting and holding the hoof in place, we can carefully inspect each one. If there is a problem, we can take the time needed to attend to it in more detail; so it heals faster and better.
Our team use purpose-built hoof trimming crushes, which enable a greater rate of cows per hour. They also make trimming easy as they hold each hoof securely, enabling us to give it the attention to detail needed for accurate diagnosis and careful trimming. For more reasons why you should choose Hoof-It, check out this section of our website.
Check out our purpose built hoof trimming crush in action.
Ekochute Hoof trimming Crushes are the end-product of years of hands-on hoof trimming experience combined with high quality manufacturing with simplicity taking the forefront.
Prevention of lameness is critical in improving farm profitability and cow welfare. The financial impact of lameness is estimated in excess of $350 per lameness case, for the average cow and farm. We believe this cost to be higher in herds that are above the national average.
We keep accurate records of each and every cow, so you have all the information you need to share with your vet/nutritionist/adviser and to work out costs per cow.