Cooperation Project ANKA - MedicusMundi

Cooperation Project ANKA - MedicusMundi

…or Imbabazi’s life story. In this post we travel to Rwanda, where ANKA is participating with the NGO MedicusMundi. In this country, MedicusMundi work in minimizing children’s malnutrition (especially children younger than 5 years old). The NGO helps the Government and Health Centers in developing programs in animal husbandry (cattle, hens and rabbits). In Health Center of Nemba, in Region of Gakenke, there was the chance to buy a cow and start the new project…

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Cowsfeer and ANKA in Livestock Event (Birmingham)

On 6th and 7th July took place the annual “Livestock Event” in Birmingham, one of the biggest livestock and farming exhibition in United Kingdom. As he did in previous years, our colleague and dealer Steve Paul has participated in it with his Company, Cowsfeet.co.uk. Last year he rpesented the new model of ANKA Crush. ANKA CEO, Adrian González Sagüés, was there too, supporting the presentation. This year it was expected to improve the news in…

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Clinical case - charolais bull

Clinical case - charolais bull

Hello everybody! A few months ago (7th April) we posted a clinical case we think it was quite itneresting. It was about a charolais bull with a severe lameness because of a complicated interdigital phlegmon. The vet who has been treated this bull contacted us to discuss which could be best solution for the bull. Finally, from the options we discussed, he decided to check and clean the lession periodically (instead of a mor surgical…

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Hoof Health Training in Canada

Hoof Health Training in Canada

During this month, our CEO Adrián González Sagüés has been in Canada collaborating with ANIMAT (rubber mattresses manufacturer). He has been training the Sales Team in Hoof Health. He talked about anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and diseases of the hooves; also about the econocmic consequences of lameness and prevention programs. Pictures from lectures about Hoof Care performed by Adrián González Sagüés  After the training, Adrián has been travelling around Canada and USA, meeting and co-working with…

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Complicated Lameness

Complicated Lameness

Hello, We expose here a clinical case of severe lameness which we have re-checked a few times. It is a Holstein Friesian cow, not too old, with high milk yield (in 3rd re-check she was producing about 36 liters per day). Here you have some pictures of how was her right hind foot on the las re-check.                             She is lame since…

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English hoof trimmers meeting

English hoof trimmers meeting

Hello everybody! We have arrived yesterday from NACFT meeting, organized by our friend and dealer Steve Paul, from cowsfeet.co.uk. This year 2016 the event has been in Liverpool. On Friday 22nd the conferences were in a hotel. And we spent Saturday 23rd in the University’s farm, between cows, tools and equipments’ exhibitions. This edition the meeting has been really international, with more than a half of lecturers from different countries: One of them was Adrián González,…

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Hoof Health course for young farmers

Hoof Health course for young farmers

Hello everybody! Last week I have been working with our partners in Cataluña, Digitrim. On Tuesday 12th April, Pere Malet Martinez and me have been training some young farmers in hoof health and hoof trimming. The course was in Girona, in the farm from one of the attendees. It was included in an Academic Program about Dairy Farm Management, this year is the 3rd Edition. There where about 25 attendees on Tuesday. In the Morning…

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Clincial case: lame Charolais bull

Clincial case: lame Charolais bull

Hello everybody! About two months ago a beef farmer contacted ANKA to buy a practic boot. He had a lame charolais bull and he was really worried, because this bull was a very valuable animal. The bull was lame in right hind foot. The foot was bigger than the Practic boot, so he asked us for an alternative treatment. He explained us, he has bought the bull in France, it was lightly lame, but he…

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Lameness Detection

Lameness Detection

Hello everybody! We recently posted a new video in our Youtube Channel “ANKA Hoof Trimming”, it is about lameness detection. We advice you: we don’t explain locomotion scoring, we show you an alternative method to diganose lameness in barns, probably more comfortable to do for workers, because it can be applied while cows are being feedde or during reproduction controls. Have a look…     And, by the way, our colleagues from “CowSignals” have posted…

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Hoof Health Conference in Atlanta

Hoof Health Conference in Atlanta

Hello everybody! We still have a little bit jet-lag from our flight back home from USA. We have attended to the Hoof Health Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Organized by the Hoof Trimmers Association. It is a nice event to learn, share experiences and meet old friends and make new ones. In this edition we could review our anatomic knowledge with Prof. Charles Guard, from University of Cornell, discuss during Dr. Gerard Cramer’s lectures (University of…

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