Lameness

Lameness-detection capability secures innovation award for NI company

Lameness-detection capability secures innovation award for NI company

Cattle Eye, a livestock-monitoring platform that can help detect lameness in cows, was crowned the winner of the Royal Dairy...

April 11, 2022

Controlling digital dermatitis during the housed period

Controlling digital dermatitis during the housed period

Digital dermatitis – also known as Mortellaro’s disease – often rears its head on farms during the housed period, when...

January 13, 2022

Lameness support stepped up across Wales

Lameness support stepped up across Wales

Welsh dairy farmers will get more access to lameness advice and support thanks to an increase in the number of...

July 18, 2021

Lameness: The not-so-hidden cost on a dairy farm

Lameness: The not-so-hidden cost on a dairy farm

Lameness is a significant problem for the dairy industry as it is not only an important welfare issue, but can...

April 23, 2021

Queen’s mastitis and lameness study to aim to reduce dairy antibiotics use

Queen’s mastitis and lameness study to aim to reduce dairy antibiotics use

Three Northern Ireland organisations have joined forces to launch a research project to tackle bovine mastitis and lameness in a...

January 21, 2021

Vet advises farmers to ‘carefully manage cattle lameness’

Vet advises farmers to ‘carefully manage cattle lameness’

As cattle are being housed for the winter period, farmers are advised to carefully manage lameness within the herd. Cattle...

November 8, 2020

Lameness: What can farmers do about it?

Lameness: What can farmers do about it?

Lameness is a huge problem on sheep farms, especially this time of the year when animals are being housed and...

January 24, 2020

What impact will the hot summer have had on your cows’ feet?

What impact will the hot summer have had on your cows’ feet?

The hot, dry weather of the summer and lower than normal feed quality have the potential to cause greater lameness...

October 10, 2018

Learn the essentials of calf rearing in one day

Learn the essentials of calf rearing in one day

A new, one-day course teaching the basics of how to care for, house and feed a calf is one of...

July 1, 2018

Low body condition score predisposes dairy cows to lameness

Low body condition score predisposes dairy cows to lameness

There is a strong link between body condition score (BCS) and cows’ predisposition to lameness, according to UK veterinarian Roger...

February 11, 2017

‘Almost one in five dairy cows will succumb to lameness each year’

‘Almost one in five dairy cows will succumb to lameness each year’

Approximately 20% of dairy cows in Ireland will succumb to one form or other of lameness problem during any 12-month...

December 29, 2016