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The Training Package has been designed in English prototype form to be accessed as a CD/DVD package designed to inform the dairy sector from individual stockpeople and farmers to the various business, commercial and academic support activites, such as veterinarians, feed manufacturers and suppliers, farm building designers, research scientist and educationalists about the nature, causes and prevention of lameness in dairy cows.

The main sections of the Training Package are as follows Introduction; The European Dairy Industry; The Bovine Foot; Disease Library; Risk Factors (intrinsic and extrinsic); Treatment; Prevention and Elimination, Weigh Bearing and Locomotion; Fundamental Knowledge for Hoof Trimmers; Claw Trimming; Project Research.

The Training Package will be used as one of the vehicles to disseminate the findings of the project and will be used as an educational and support tool in disseminating information to the European dairy and associated sectors about nature, causes and prevention of lameness in dairy cows.

To achieve optimum benefit from the work that has gone into developing the protype Training Package, a further stage of development is required to take the product to the full market readiness. This will require the involvement of professional media companies.

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Writtle College
Department of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Writtle College
CM1 3RR Chelmsford
United Kingdom
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