Looking inside the claws

Looking inside the claws

CowSignals master trainer Bengt Egil Elve and and hoof trimmer Asgeir Tunheim are looking inside the claws! They're using x-ray to see more. Here's the result:

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What do you see?

Please share your thoughts, we'll do the same later!

Comments (6)

stuart crane

Should have held the x-ray plate better. Can only see 1/3 of the foot

Anouk Brinkhoff

What do you see? Here we see the side view, this is a long and full claw. You can see the bone in the tip is covered with about 1 cm horn layer,

After trimming it should be not thinner than 5-7 mm!!
Be carefull, do not overtrim! We see sole thickness ( white is the bone)

Kind regards Joep Driessen

Mustafa Brahimouaissa

Thank you for sharing this observation.

Joep Driessen

Mustafa Brahimouaissa wrote:
Thank you for sharing this observation.

You're welcome!

Kristina Aaes

Is it just me, or is the bone on the way down? Or it looks like it could break through the surface if the sole is too thin. I am no expert, so i am asking more than trying to give my opinion.

Joep Driessen

Kristina Aaes wrote:
Is it just me, or is the bone on the way down? Or it looks like it could break through the surface if the sole is too thin. I am no expert, so i am asking more than trying to give my opinion.

Good observations: weird shape of horn, distance between bone and sole is little. Tip might break through the sole… This so called Toe point ulcer is quite common in Holland.
Reason: overtrimming, in combi with a rough abrasive floor, and stress (moving around a lot, restless, not resting enough, too much standing time)
So do not trimm too short : new insights : length should be 9 instead of 7,5 cm in modern holsteins (UK research Bristol)

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