Using this knowledge they will be able to describe the 4 stage dutch foot trimming method and relate each step to key physiological principles.
- Describe normal bovine locomotion and relate this to Dairy Co mobility score.
- Recognise lameness and grade severity
- List the key features of bovine foot anatomy Relate these anatomical features to key aspects of physiology – blood supply, normal claw horn growth & overgrowth
- Understand the theory of the ‘Dutch method’
- Safely restrain a cow and pick up feet using a foot crush
- Apply the theoretical knowledge of preventative trimming practically
- Practically re-enforce the key anatomical & physiological principles learned in  and relate this back to the practical application of the ‘Dutch method’
- Recognise the causes of foot lameness in cattle (sole ulcer, white line separation & abscess, Digital dermatitis, Inter-digital necro-bacillosis, Heel erosion, Inter-digital hyperplasia)
- Describe the basic aetiology of sole ulcer & white line disease and relate this to anatomy & physiology learned in and the specific risk factors for claw horn disease
- Describe Dutch curative foot trimming theory and relate this to lameness aetiology and the anatomy and physiology learned
- Know when and how to apply blocks
- Know when and how to apply medical treatments or seek specialist / veterinary attention
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