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PDPW to present Hoof Management Workshops on New York, Wisconsin and South Dakota dairies

May 9, 2022
Contact: Shelly Mayer
Program flier
Presenter photos:
Karl Burgi
Kate Creutzinger
Marcia Endres
Roger Olson
PDPW to present Hoof Management Workshops on New York, Wisconsin and South Dakota dairies
Each location to serve as “living case study”
DAIRY NEWS – Preventing lameness in a dairy herd is paramount to the comfort and productivity of animals and team members. A series of management-level interactive workshops will be presented by the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) in June. Targeting dairy managers, nutritionists, veterinarians, hoof trimmers and other key employees, the PDPW Hoof Management Workshops will explore the core factors to ensure the longevity and health of their dairy herd.
Each workshop will be simultaneously translated into Spanish; they’ll be presented Tue., June 14, at Ideal Dairy in Hudson Falls, New York; Tue., June 28, at Grotegut Dairy in Newton, Wisconsin; and Thu., June 30, at Driftwood Dairy in Baltic, South Dakota. Each workshop will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:45 p.m.
“These workshops will take a 360 approach to preventing lameness,” said Cassandra Strupp, program manager with PDPW. “One of our key objectives is to view this issue from every perspective on the dairy to optimize the health, wellbeing and productivity of cows.”
A range of topics impacting hoof health and lameness will be covered, including the technical aspects of footbath design, functionality and frequencies, and their potential to alleviate foot rot and digital dermatitis. The program will also feature a critical assessment of facility design and its impact on cow comfort as well as discussions on risk factors for maturing heifers, and identifying treatments and protocols for chronically challenged cows. Attendees will leave with strategies to keep sound hoof-health records that help determine trends, manage progress and monitor programs.
The workshop will be presented by a team of leading experts in lameness and hoof-care research. Presenters will include: Karl Burgi, founder of Save Cows® Network; Kate Creutzinger, PhD, assistant professor in dairy animal welfare at University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Marcia Endres, PhD, professor of animal science at University of Minnesota and director of graduate studies; and Roger Olson, dairy account manager for Zinpro Corporation.
The PDPW Hoof Management Workshop is accredited and approved for continuing education (CE) credits, including up to 4.25 CEs in Dairy AdvanCE (DACE) and up to 4 CEs in ARPAS credits. To learn more, or secure CE credits, visit
More details, including registration information and locations, are available at or by contacting PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.