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PDPW to Present National Hoof Management Workshops

A series of management-level interactive workshops will be presented by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin around the country next month. Targeting dairy managers, nutritionists, veterinarians, hoof trimmers and other key employees, the PDPW Hoof Management Workshops will explore the core factors to ensure the longevity and health of their dairy herd.

Each workshop will be simultaneously translated into Spanish and will be presented on June 14 at Ideal Dairy in Hudson Falls, New York; June 28 at Grotegut Dairy in Newton, Wisconsin; and June 30 at Driftwood Dairy in Baltic, South Dakota. Each workshop will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:45 p.m.

A range of topics impacting hoof health and lameness will be covered, including the technical aspects of footbath design, functionality and frequencies, and their potential to alleviate foot rot and digital dermatitis. The program will also feature a critical assessment of facility design and its impact on cow comfort as well as discussions on risk factors for maturing heifers, and identifying treatments and protocols for chronically challenged cows. Attendees will leave with strategies to keep sound hoof-health records that help determine trends, manage progress and monitor programs.

For more information or to register for one of the workshops, go to: or call 800-947-7379.