The next Master Hoof Care Technician Program will be held in October 2-5, in Gainesville, Fla. 

The program teaches the Dutch Method of trimming feet that was developed by the late Toussaint Raven of the Netherlands. The course is four days in length and includes two and half days of hands-on foot care and claw trimming.

The Master Hoof Care program includes three training modules. This October session is part one. Part two of the program includes using the techniques learned in a dairy environment. Then, after three months of on farm experience, participants are eligible to complete part three which is a written/oral examination and a laboratory practical examination. After successful completion of part three the participant will be awarded a certificate of successful completion.

For further information about the program, please go to:http://lacs.vetmed.ufl.edu/MasterHoofCare/

For a complete listing of upcoming conferences go to: http://www.dairyherd.com/directories.asp?pgID=733

Jan Shearer, University of Florida