18 October 2015

BoviBond Tagung (2nd part)

Filed under: Events — Almudena @ 9:14 am

Hello everybody!!

We are now going back home from Billerbeck, where we have spend two funny and fruitful days, although it has been raining most of the time.

On 16th October there where whorkshops with Piet Kloosterman (about maintenance of the grinder and hoof trimming method) and Andrea Fiedler (about Digital Dermatitis and footbaths, with live microscope images included). In the photo below she is explaining how to prepare microscope samples.

On the 17th October, the rain had a break and we could show attendees the ANKA Crush properly. Our dealers from Germany, Andreas Pauli, and UK, Steve Paul were at the event, so we made a nice networking with the curious trimmers from Germany and the Netherlands.

In the photo below, they are both answering questions. Andreas is in black jacket and Steve is in blue sweater.

On 17th October there were also some lectures, all of them very interesting, about Hoof Health in heifers (Dr. Jan Lievaart), Footbaths (Dr. Andrea Fiedler), Body Condition and lameness (PhD Reuben Newsome) and the NACFT (english Hoof Trimmers Association, by Steve Paul)

There was an interesting dicussion during lectures of A.Fiedler and R:Newsome. We talked about dorsal wall length, and ducth trimmers, as defense of the “Dutch Method” had many thing to say about the researches that Newsome was exposing. IN the photo below you can see Piet Kloosterman (right, with finger in the air) making some observations to what Newsome (at the back, standin up) was saying about dorsal wall measuring starting point.

The last lecture was by our friend and dealer Steve Paul. About past, present and future of hoof trimmers in the UK, as an example for the other European countries. It was a very enjoyable lecture.

We would like to thank Vettec for inviting us and for all the organisation!!

See you next time, in two years!

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