Welcome to Cow Care

• Lame cows treated rapidly and effectively

• Hoof trimming to PREVENT lameness

• Training in hoofcare techniques

Reduce the number of lame cows in your herd and increase production.......You can achieve healthy hooves.


Lameness in dairy cattle is without a doubt one of the greatest causes of lost production and is of significant economic impact
to the milk producer.

Reduced milk yield, poor fertility, significant treatment costs, and frequently considerable pain for the lame cow all mean that it is vitally important to get on top of this problem.

Here in New Zealand there are many factors that can contribute to the causes of cattle lameness ranging from dietary management through to physical and environmental conditions. The most common conditions of lameness we find are white line lesions, sole ulcers, underun or double sole, severe haemorrhaging (laminitis), and foul in the foot.

As specialist cattle hoof trimmers we not only treat thousands of lame cows but also seek to help prevent lameness in our clients herds by undertaking preventative trimming of those cows whose feet are significantly out of balance.

Not only does Cowcare sell the top quality tools and equipment that we as professional hoof trimmers use, but, we also run one day training courses for those who want to learn more about how to treat lame cows on their farm and create healthier hooves.

 

Hoof trimming in Canterbury