Lameness in dairy cattle – science into action

Tuesday 13- Thursday 15th October 2020

Lameness in dairy cattle – science into actions

Mr Roger Blowey FRCVS – author of various textbooks

Dr Nick J. Bell MRCVS – European specialist

3 day workshop incl. dissection & farm practicals
£795 (no VAT) or £825 per person after early bird closing date (1st October 2020), includes lunches. Numbers strictly limited to 16. Book now to secure your space by emailing Roger with a completed REGISTRATION FORM (pdf version here) to: or Nick at
  • Combined experience of >60 years in cattle lameness advice
  • Findings presented from >20 research projects involving the tutors
  • Fun, dynamic & interactive style
  • >20 hours of theory & practical relevant to dairy advisors
  • Technical detail, transformative concepts
To be held at:
Hatherley Manor Hotel,
Down Hatherley Lane, Gloucester GL2 9QA
Lameness seminar booking form May 2020 – vs 2
Call Roger 07768 451071 OR
Nick 07870 619211
10am Tuesday 13th to 4-00pm Thursday 15th October 2020
Hatherley Manor Hotel,
Down Hatherley Lane, Gloucester GL2 9QA
(4 miles from Junction 11 on the M5 motorway)
Course tutors: Roger Blowey FRCVS and Nick Bell MRCVS
Course content:
  • Prevalence of lameness and incidence of lesions causing lameness
  • Pathogenesis of lesions causing lameness
  • Aetiology and risk factors
  • Hoof overgrowth and foot trimming
  • Practical – dissecting feet, trimming, anaesthesia, amputation
  • Foot bathing regimes
  • Pedal bone changes associated with a range of conditions
  • Toe necrosis and other ‘non-healing’ lesions
  • Genomics and genetics of infectious causes of lameness
  • Treatments and surgical interventions
  • Practical – Farm visit
    • Demonstrate foot trimming & treatment of actual lame cows!
    • Foot bathing
    • Evaluate on farm risk factors
    • Mobility scoring & parlour audit
  • Assessing foot health on a herd basis
  • Selling lameness services
  • Plus the very latest research findings from the International ruminant lameness conference in Japan 2019.
This is what some of the previous delegates have said about the course
As a farm animal practitioner I found it one of the most useful CPD courses I’ve attended; I left with a greater knowledge and an enhanced understanding of cattle lameness, and would recommend the course to anyone working with dairy cattle.”
“Best farm CPD I’ve attended to date! Very inspirational, practical and plenty of opportunity to discuss cases and personal experiences. I came away with heaps of new knowledge and confidence.”
“I did very much enjoy the CPD – honestly was the most interesting, inspiring and practical course I’ve been on in a very long time. I really thoroughly enjoyed it”
Tuition fees– £795 (no VAT). This includes the cost of hotel conference facilities, lunches, coffees, tuition and course notes.
Hotel costs -Residential rate is GBP £210.00 (£105 per night incl. 20% VAT) to include dinner, bed and breakfast for both the Tuesday & Wednesday nights.
For those who wish to stay the night before, bed and breakfast is GBP £80.00 per night (incl. 20% VAT).
Please book your own accommodation directly with Hatherley Manor Hotel ( , Tel 01452 730 217).
For further information or to secure a booking, please complete a booking form (here) and return to:
Roger Blowey at (07768 451071)     or
Nick Bell at  (07870 619211).
A certificate of attendance with 20 hours of CPD gained will be issued on request.
Because of the practicals, numbers are strictly limited to 16– please book now to guarantee a place. This is likely to be the last we run.
This seminar includes six hours of practical sessions, including a farm visit treating lame cows