Cow Mobility scoring!

Hoofsignals Taiwan Mobility scoring!
How many lame cows do you see?

O = good
1 = slightly
2 = clear lame
3 = very lame

Please let us know what you think, post your comment below. We love feedback, thanks!

HOOFSIGNALS

Our cows’ hooves are the weakest link in their health and welfare. Cows that become lame - even slightly - will eat, drink and lie down less. They will therefore produce less milk and it will be more difficult to get them in calf. Plus they will need additional attention and work on an ongoing basis. Learn how to focus on prevention, so your time won't be consumed by the treatment of lame cows anymore.

Next open training Hoof Signals: Tuesday 14 June 2016

Comments (9)

Bill Gehm

I suggest you do a detailed evaluation of individual SCC. I suspect you will find a high incidence rate of mastitis (SCC>150K). Mastitis can cause udder pain, udder pain will cause animals to walk with greater hock separation which will cause incorrect loading of weight on hooves leading to lameness. The industry is starting to recognize this but many still pursue bedding and flooring which although a contributor are not the main cause of the severe lameness in this video. I can take you to a farm with 1800 cows on concrete 24/7 bedded with separated solids and you will not see anything like the mess shown in this video. You will see cows that many experts have visited and proclaimed to be the best looking herd they have ever seen. If you are in Madison for World Dairy Expo you cans see for yourself as the farm is only minutes from the show.

Kresimir

all are lame :)

Joep Driessen

Kresimir wrote:
all are lame :)

Almost all lame! Very first one is maybe all right!

Joep Driessen

Bill Gehm wrote:
I suggest you do a detailed evaluation of individual SCC. I suspect you will find a high incidence rate of mastitis (SCC>150K). Mastitis can cause udder pain, udder pain will cause animals to walk with greater hock separation which will cause incorrect loading of weight on hooves leading to lameness. The industry is starting to recognize this but many still pursue bedding and flooring which although a contributor are not the main cause of the severe lameness in this video. I can take you to a farm with 1800 cows on concrete 24/7 bedded with separated solids and you will not see anything like the mess shown in this video. You will see cows that many experts have visited and proclaimed to be the best looking herd they have ever seen. If you are in Madison for World Dairy Expo you cans see for yourself as the farm is only minutes from the show.

Hi Bill, thanks for Madison farm invitation! I will be a week in Greenbay Wisconsin l'm doing a Certified Cowsignals training April 19-22th. Interested? Few places left

Carsten Houmann

I see 6 out of 10 is lame.

Mohammed Abdallah

So cleaned walk way but so hard for cow walking it's the reason of lameness here i think...Thanks Dr.Joep

Papa Andrea

Lamenes .I think the problem is in the food.

Joep Driessen

Thanks for all your responses. Very good to look at the reasons for lameness! If you know the problems, you can fix them. Let's work on prevention! See also HoofSignals video learning for more info: https://www.cowsignals.com/video_courses/hoofsignals

Stuart Landry

Hi JJoep ,
Diet could be a problem ? Would be help full to see the cow shit /Pats done by these cows , There diet could be short on N.D.F. & high in concentrates, thus causing acidosis ? or subclinical acidosis ?
Also, low Zn. in diet can make it worse too ,
But cows must have fiber ,

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