Sanbedding and Hooftrimming

Sanbedding and Hooftrimming

We all know that dairy cattle in intensive production need preventive hoof trimming to control lameness. However, it is interesting how not only the region climate conditions affect to hoof health, but microclimate of every farm can develop different hoof health situations. In this post I show some pictures of a farm in the US Midwest. Breed in farm is US Holstein, and the facilities are cubicles with sandbedding. They do 3 milkings every day,…

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What claws can tell

What claws can tell

In today’s post we show some pictures that can tell us a story. Look at them and think about what you can see in this hooves at first sight. In order to give you some more information, let me tell you that this is a dry cow, preparing herself for second calving and lactation. The 8 claws have the same appearance.                             …

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EuroTier 2016

EuroTier 2016

Is coming…and we will be there…we have been preparing for several months to provide the best from ANKA to attendees at EuroTier, in Hanover, Germany. Stand 11C48 https://www.eurotier.com/en/   Post updated on Friday 18th November. Here you find some pictures of the show. We are very satisfied with the location and attendees amount in this edition. Many hoof trimmers have been visiting and showed big interest in ANKA Crush. Furthermore, in this edition ANKA Hoof…

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Hoof Trimmers meeting in Ireland

Hoof Trimmers meeting in Ireland

This weekend has been the Irish Hoof Trimmers meeting, organized by the ICFTA. Adrián González Sagüés, DVM, ANKA Hoof Care founder and CEO, collaborated in the event giving a lecture about the influences of weather in hoof health. He also conducted a practice demonstration, with the new ANKA single phase chute and its trailer. Very practice to if you go to different farms per day to treat a small number of cows in each barn….

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Severe lameness in feedlot

Severe lameness in feedlot

A few days ago we have posted some pictures in our facebook site:   Well, in this post we want to explain which have been the possible causes we have been discussing with different experts and with some of you in facebook; and which is the real cause. Pictures are from a feedlot in a dry and hot climate area, altough before this peak of lameness there was the rain season. Thus, facilities had more humidity…

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WORLD DAIRY EXPO 2016

WORLD DAIRY EXPO 2016

We have been waiting these dates since months, when ANKA was accepted as exhibitor in World Dairy Expo in Madison (USA), which is one of the biggest expos in the world. Are you planning to go to the expo? Then you can visit us! We will be in booth EH S11. If you are a farmer looking for new hoof care equipment, you should have a meeting with ANKA team. Here is more info about…

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Cattle Handling in Hoof Trimming

Cattle Handling in Hoof Trimming

In our daily work, we usually have to handle cattle. We sometimes do not think about this topic as an important part of our work, we focus on technical aspects such as trimming and treating wuick and well lame cows of our customers. But reality is, that cattle handling is a very important topic in Hoof Care and hoof trimming. We should always keep calm and be patient with cows, trying not to stress them…

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Hoof Trimmers meeting in Switzerland. Dreiländertreffen.

Hoof Trimmers meeting in Switzerland. Dreiländertreffen.

Hello everybody, Summer is ending and Exhibitions season is starting. We are now in Switzerland attending to the meeting organized by hoof trimmers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. This event is every two years and this is our second time. We have came from Navarra to Landquart, Switzerland to present the newest ANKA Crush Pro model. It has all available extras by ANKA. The Meeting takes place here in a swiss village during one and…

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