New thinking on lameness to be discussed at talks on the 21st February

Veterinarian Roger Blowey will be highlighting the link between body condition score and the cows’ predisposition to lameness during the talks he will be addressing in Northern Ireland on Tuesday February 21st. The events will be co-hosted by Provita, Moore Concrete and Barclay’s Bank.

“This association can be best picked up with freshly calved heifers coming into the milking group for the first time,” said Blowey.

“If they are overly thin, then the digital cushion on which they walk will be likewise affected. And, as a consequence, these animals will be more prone to lameness-related problems. The same principle holds with mature cows.”

Blowey will also be discussing the impact of digital dermatitis on dairy cow performance.

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Internationally renowned vet headlines farmer talk

One of the most respected veterinarians, Roger Blowey will headline a farmer talk on the latest findings in the world of cattle lameness. Provita in conjunction with Moore Concrete and Barclays Bank will be hosting a cattle lameness talk in Northern Ireland on Tuesday 21st February in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown, Co Tyrone at 7.30pm, it will be chaired by Richard Halleron. There will be workstations on various topics available from 6.30pm.

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Excellent turnout for Blowey lameness meetings

Leading veterinarian Roger Blowey spoke at Provita/Pfizer Animal Health-hosted farmers’ meetings in Coleraine and Portadown. This was followed on with meetings in Clonmel and Cork. Courtesy of his presentations, Roger highlighted the growing challenge of hoof related problems on dairy farms and the ways by which farmers can get on top of this issue. Read … Read more

Talks by Roger Blowey on the latest knowledge in reducing lameness in dairy cattle

Provita, Pfizer and Moore Concrete have organised three free talks by Roger Blowey on the latest knowledge in reducing lameness in dairy cattle. Lameness is estimated to cost £9,900 per 100 dairy cows, (Defra 2007) and is one of the biggest problems within the industry. These meetings represent a tremendous opportunity for milk producers to … Read more

Lameness Talks by Rodger Blowey

Lameness Talks by Rodger Blowey

Provita and Pfizer Animal Health have joined forces to organise two farmers’ meetings, the key speaker at each which will be leading veterinarian and cattle lameness expert Roger Blowey. The venues are: The Dunsilly Hotel Antrim, on Wednesday February 22nd and the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh on Thursday February 23rd. Each event commences at 7.45pm. Both farmers’ meetings … Read more