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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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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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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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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