October 30, 1998 | By: Randy Weckman

Because dairy foot problems are so difficult to manage, many dairy producers simply cull lame cows from the herd, regardless of age. Lameness costs dairy producers profits through decreased milk production and early culling from the herd.

Dr. Jan Shearer, Extension veterinarian at the University of Florida, will present a two-hour seminar on managing dairy foot problems November 17 at the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center in Lexington.

"Shearer is a world renowned expert on managing dairy feet problems, especially what's commonly called hairy heel warts," said Patty Scharko, Extension veterinarian with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

Scharko said that both veterinarians and dairy producers are invited to attend the seminar, which will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude by noon.

The Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is located at 1429 Newtown Pike, just off exit 115 of Interstates I-64 - I-75.

Contact: 

Writer: Randy Weckman
(606) 257-3937

Source: Patty Scharko
(606) 253-0571