Hanneke van Kooten is a trained provider who can assist you when you join the Healthy Hoof Programme.
Hanneke is an accredited, qualified professional vet who has attended specialist Healthy Hoof workshops.
As part of the Healthy Hoof Programme, you will work with one of these professional vets.
The healthy hoof programme (HHP) is a programme developed by DairyNZ over the last few years and focuses on the prevention of lameness. It consists of several stages that will take about a year to complete and can be continued after that year. It’s carried out by providers, originating from veterinary clinics, which have been trained by DairyNZ.
The steps in the programme are as follows:
With the programme comes a toolkit with information and posters about identifying lame cows, identifying structures in the claw, the different types of lameness, recording sheets and basically everything that will be discussed with the provider.
For the last two years it has been trialed on over 30 farms around New Zealand and on these farms it has increased awareness, knowledge of lame cow treatment, identification of key factors for improvement and aided in the design of new sheds.
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