Dairy Hoof Care notes

This paper describes the basics of functional hoof trimming and the common diseases of dairy cattle feet.
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Reference Material
Vermont Technical College
Project Name:
Institute of Applied Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Technical College
Dairy hoof veterinary care

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Vermont Dairy Farmers
Industry Sector:
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting -- Animal Production and Aquaculture -- Cattle Ranching and Farming (1121)
Management Occupations -- Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (11-9011)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences (01)
Credit Type:
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
One hour
English (United States)
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Quality Note:
This document was written by a veterinarian with significant experience as a dairy farm manager and bovine pediatrician. The material was refined via continuous use with practicing dairy farmers and resulting discussion.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
Dairy Hoof Care


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