Dairy Cattle Foot Trimming Course

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    5 days
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The module has been developed with a view to improving the health, welfare and mobility of the national herd, by promoting and achieving a recognised and validated standard of cattle hoof care. The course is unique because it approaches the subject of cattle lameness and professional foot trimming based on the latest scientific evidence. It forms part of a cumulative/combined programme for which, on successful completion, candidates will be awarded a Royal Agricultural University Certificate of Completion at Level 4. It will allow the candidate to join the Cattle Hoof Care Standards Board Register and on passing the Register of Mobility Scorers (ROMS) online assessment, to be added to the ROMS register also.


Some previous experience of hoof trimming is required to undertake this course

Course Details

The module consists of five days training (two days at the Rural Innovation Centre and three days on-farm).

Course Sessions

The course will be made up of demonstrations and discussion/problem solving exercise sessions linking theory and practice. There is also a large element of practical foot trimming.

**Please make sure you bring adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) e.g. clean overalls, boots for the week. You may prefer to bring your own trimming crush and grinders. You will not be allowed to wear the same PPE you wear on the first two days (on cadaver feet) for the last three days on-farm, for biosecurity reasons.

Due to Covid-19 please bring your own food and beverages as we are unable to provide these.

Course Assessment Method

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ADVANCED COURSE** The assessment involves the completion of a 2000 word workbook and a practical foot trimming assessment at least one month after course completion. As a guide we would expect you to trim 1000 cows between completing the course and going forward for the exam. There is also a requirement to sit the online ROMS assessment for cattle mobility. The full qualification comes on completion of the workbook and on-farm examination.


14 Dec 2020 to 18 Dec 2020

John Oldacre Rural Innovation Centre

Manor Farm Harnhill CIRENCESTER GL7 5PU

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Places available: 1