Cattle Lameness Academy Seminar – 2018

Cattle Lameness Academy Seminar 2018

28th March 2018

The CLA Seminar was held on 28th March 2018 in Somerset, at Haselbury Mill.

The CLA is dedicated to the improvement of lameness in cattle through the application of ‘best practice’ originating from peer reviewed academic research, evidence based medicine and many combined years of experience. Bringing together specialists in the field of lameness, the CLA consistently delivers Research, Training, Consultancy and bespoke services (including foot trimming) to the agricultural industry.

The CLA Seminar warmly invited vets, foot trimmers, farmers, researchers and anyone working within the agricultural industry with an interest in lameness. It built upon the success of the first seminar held back in 2016.

Our speakers presented the latest research findings working to reduce lameness in cattle. A key theme was to introduce a younger generation of lameness enthusiasts as well as explore the essential ways that vets, foot trimmers and farmers can work together to reduce lameness. The line up of speakers was fantastic and there was plenty of stimulation for discussion, while at the same time providing practical take home tips.

It is an exciting and progressive time in the world of combatting lameness and as a new generation of lameness experts emerges the CLA will be striving to ensure we accomplish our philosophy of providing a link for ‘Research into Practice’.

The programme is below.

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We are very grateful to our sponsors for all their support; Zinpro, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer Animal Health and Ice Robotics.

CLA Seminar – 2018 Programme

New ideas, new approaches, a new generation

The CLA Seminar 2018 was kindly sponsored by Zinpro, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer and Ice Robotics

 9:00 – 9:30  Coffee and registration
Lameness; what’s new?
09:30 – 10:00 Dick Sibley; Westridge Vet Centre, Chair of Dairy Mobility Steering Group

‘State of the nation. What lies ahead?’

10:00 – 10:15 Reuben Newsome; Synergy Farm Health/Cattle Lameness Academy

‘Claw horn disruption lesions and inflammation’

10:15 – 10:30 Laura Randall; University of Nottingham/Cattle Lameness Academy

‘Risk factors for claw horn disruption lesions – which are most important?’

10:30 – 10:45 Sara Pedersen; University of Nottingham

‘Current research studies relating to trimming best practice’

10:45 – 11:00 Jonathan Huxtable; Zinpro

‘The role of trace elements in the control of Digital Dermatitis’

11:00 – 11:15 Questions
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break
A team approach to tackling lameness
11:45 – 12:00 Dave Phillips; Synergy Farm Health/Cattle Lameness Academy

‘Experiences of working as a vet tech’

12:00 – 12:15 Gareth Foden; Synergy Farm Health/Cattle Lameness Academy

‘On farm lameness control plan – a case study.’

12:15 – 12:30 Tom Wright; Lambert, Leonard and May

‘Working with independent foot trimmers – challenges and solutions.’

12:30 – 12:45 ‘The farmer’s perspective’
12:45 – 13:00 Questions
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
New approaches, new ideas – what lies ahead?
13:45 – 14:15 Jo Speed; Registrar – Register of Mobility Scorers

‘Mobility scoring and RoMS – Maintaining Standards’

14:15 – 14:30 John Remnant; University of Nottingham

‘Antibiotic use and cattle lameness’

14:30 – 14:45 Nick Bell; Bos International Limited

‘What do lying times tell us about lameness?’

14:45 – 15:15 George Okinomou; University of Liverpool

‘The role of genetics in lameness control.’

15:15 – 15:30 Questions
15:30 Jon Reader; Synergy Farm Health/Cattle Lameness Academy

‘Summing up – what next?’

16:00 Meeting close

What can you do?