OverviewThe 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 in greater depth than any course currently available. 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.
The module consists of five days training with two days at the Rural Innovation Centre and three days on-farm.
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 with you enough personal protective equipment (PPE) e.g. clean overalls, boots for the week. 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.