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Preventing Lameness in All Stages of Life is Focus of November 22 Webinar

October 24, 2017
 
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Preventing Lameness in All Stages of Life is Focus of November 22 Webinar
“Simplifying Hoof Health from Day One” Webinar from PDPW Will Be Presented by Dr. Nigel Cook
 
DAIRY NEWS – While lameness is typically a problem dairy producers see in mature cows, there are a number of strategies and management practices that can be implemented in heifer pens to minimize and prevent lameness throughout a dairy cow’s life.
 
On Wed., Nov. 22, the second session of the PDPW World Class Webinar Series: Hooves are Made for Walking” will show dairy producers how to implement a strategy to achieve excellence in lameness management, enhance the dairy’s bottom line and ensure their farm has productive cows.  Dr. Nigel Cook, chair of the Department of Medical Sciences and professor in Food Animal Production Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, will present the session “Simplifying Hoof Health from Day One,” from noon to 1 p.m. CT, online.
 
Dr. Cook will outline a holistic approach that targets different lesions at different periods of a cow’s life cycle.  Lameness prevention starts in the heifer pens to reduce the risk for heel warts and corkscrew claw deformity.  He will review transition management strategies to reduce the risk for sole ulcers and better flooring designs and cow handling practices to reduce risk for white line lesions.
 
Registration is open for the Nov. 22 session by visiting www.pdpw.org or contacting PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.  Participants who have registered can watch the sessions live or will receive a fully recorded version to watch at their leisure.
 
All past PDPW World Class Webinars, including the first session of this series, “Fundamentals of Good Hoof Health” presented by Karl Burgi, co-founder of Dairyland Hoof Care Institute and visiting lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, are available on the PDPW Webinar Library. To access the library of resources, visit: http://www.pdpw.org/programs_and_events.php#event_link_235 and click on the “Webinar Library” link.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed."
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
Full Media Package is available (i.e. flyer, press release, photos, etc.)

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Preventing Lameness Delivers Cow Health and Productivity Benefits to Dairy Farms
“Hooves Are Made for Walking” Webinar Series from PDPW to Focus
on Lameness Prevention Strategies
 
DAIRY NEWS – Promoting good hoof health and preventing lameness on dairy farms requires a combination of management practices, on-farm protocols and facility design.  A new, two-part webinar series presented by the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) in October and November.  The two sessions will highlight a number of practices and provide insights for dairy producers to implement lameness management action plans on their own farms.
 
The World Class Webinar Series “Hooves are Made for Walking” series will include presentations by renowned hoof-health and animal welfare experts:
 
  • The Fundamentals of Good Hoof Health, Wednesday, October 18.  Karl Burgi, co-founder of Dairyland Hoof Care Institute and visiting lecturer at UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, will lead an in-depth discussion of the causes and prevention of lameness in dairy cattle. 
  • Simplifying Hoof Health from Day One, Wednesday, November 22.  Dr. Nigel Cook, Department of Medical Sciences Chair and professor in Food Animal Production Medicine at UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, will outline a holistic approach to preventing lameness that targets different lesions at different periods in a cow’s life.  Excellent transition management, better flooring and improved cow handling are strategies that can be implemented across all aspects of a dairy farm.
Both sessions will be presented live from noon to 1:00 p.m. CT. Participants who register can watch the sessions live or will receive a fully recorded version to watch at their leisure.  
 
Registration is open for both or one session by visiting www.pdpw.org or contacting PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.  All past PDPW World Class Webinars are available on the PDPW Webinar Library. To access the library of resources, visit: http://www.pdpw.org/programs_and_events.php#event_link_235 and click on the “Webinar Library” link.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed."
 
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