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Applies theoretical technical and practical understanding to know when and how to apply blocks, medical treatments, or seek veterinary intervention.

Demonstrates an awareness of the range of equipment and materials used and their relative advantages and disadvantages and the effects of damaged equipment, zoonotic diseases, biosecurity measures and health & safety. 

Work within a framework of professional values/code of conduct of NACFT. 

Practically apply the ‘Dutch Method’ of foot trimming using key anatomical and physiological principles and demonstrating knowledge of cattle hoofcare, anatomy, lesions and diseases, biosecurity, treatments and the prevention of lameness.

The finer details

This one day re-validation programme will look at your practice as a foot trimmer to ensure you are maintaining the correct standards.

You will look at these key areas:

  • Restoring equal weight
  • Re-distributing the weight in a diseased claw
  • Application of blocks and bandages where necessary
  • Correct use and maintenance of trimming tools
  • Providing current and up to date advice to farmers

 You will receive a certificate of competence when the training and assessment is complete.

Delivery method

Theory and Practical

Recognised by

National Association of Cattle Foot Trimmers

Who should attend?

The course is for you if you have NACFT Category 1 Cattle Foot Trimmer status and you want to maintain your status on the NACFT Register

What will be covered?

Applies theoretical technical and practical understanding to know when and how to apply blocks, medical treatments, or seek veterinary intervention.

Demonstrates an awareness of the range of equipment and materials used and their relative advantages and disadvantages and the effects of damaged equipment, zoonotic diseases, biosecurity measures and health & safety. 

Work within a framework of professional values/code of conduct of NACFT. 

Practically apply the ‘Dutch Method’ of foot trimming using key anatomical and physiological principles and demonstrating knowledge of cattle hoofcare, anatomy, lesions and diseases, biosecurity, treatments and the prevention of lameness.

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