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1st and 2nd October 2021

LEGOLAND Hotel and Conference, Billund, Denmark


The International Hoof Trimming Conference connects you with colleagues from around the world and provides you with insight into the current developments within the area of hoof care.

In addition to the knowledge exchange with your colleagues, you will have the opportunity to expand and elaborate your knowledge through practical workshops, presentations and lectures.

The conference will take place on the 1st and 2nd of October. However you are also able to come visit us and Legoland a day in advance and stay a day longer. On the 30th of September the pre-tour will take place. 

Come and join at the Legoland Hotel and Conference in Billund, Denmark- it will be days filled with fun for everyone! 

Friday the 1st October 2021

09.00 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.15 Welcome – Palle Fjord Thomsen and Torben Wiese, moderator

10.15 – 11.00 Low Stess Stockmanship techniques and hoof trimming – Sophie Atkinson, PhD. in Animal Science, Australia

11.00 – 11.45 Remediation strategies in the field of claw diseases and diseases on the locomotor system – Cooperation between farmer, hoof trimmer and veterinarians – Prof. Dr. Alexander Starke et al. Leipzig University, Germany

11.45 – 12.00 Introduction to the evening program – including auctioneers and Julemærkehjemmene – Torben Wiese, moderator

12.00 – 13.00 Break – standing lunch in the exhibition area

13.00 – 14.30
Workshop 1: room U14:
Injuries and damages because of improper use of hoof trimming crushes – Mrs. Dr. Franny Rachidi, Leipzig University

Workshop 2: room M1:
insights on White line Disease – Piet Kloosterman, Hoof Trimming Instructor, The Netherlands

Workshop 3: room M2:
Heat stress – what does it do to the hoof? – Dr. Andrea Fiedler, Germany

Workshop 4: auditorium B:
Recordings – what can they be used for? – Kurt Bach, DVM., Denmark

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break in the exhibition area

15.00 – 16.30 Workshops – continued

16.45 – 17.30 Follow up on the workshops in the auditorium – Torben Wiese

17.30 – …         Snacks in the exhibition area

19.00 – …         Dinner buffet

Keeping with tradition there will also be an auction sponsored by exhibitors, participants and others ( profits from the auction goes to the Danish foundation “Julemærkehjemmene”). Afterwards, there will be opportunity to exchange experience in the bar area.

Saturday the 2nd October 2021

09.00 – 09.05 Good morning – introduction to today`s programme – Torben Wiese, moderator

09.05 – 10.00 Hoof trimmer role in early detection and prevention of udder cleft dermatitis – Jessie Hesseling, DVM, The Netherlands

10.00 – 10.45 Presentation of Japanese hoof trimming and hoof trimming competition – Masayuki Katayama, Hoof Trimmer Master, Japan

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break in the exhibition area

11.15 – 12.00 The Balance Method – Aron Lavoy, Hoof Trimming Instructor, USA

12.00 – 13.00 Break – standing lunch in the exhibition area

13.00 – 14.30
Workshop 1: room U3:
Ultrasound demo with practical trimming – Dr. Andrea Fiedler, Germany

Workshop 2: Outside:
Practical demonstration of traditional Japanese hoof trimming – Mamoru Takeda, Hoof Trimming Champion, Japan

Workshop 3: room U14:
Cadaver Demo and Dissection – Aron Lavoy, Hoof Trimming Instructor, USA

Workshop 4: auditorium B:
Low Stess Stockmanship techniques and hoof trimming – Sophie Atkinson, PhD. in Animal Science, Australia

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break in the exhibition area

15.00 – 16.30 Workshops – continued

16.30 – 16.45 Short break in the exhibition area

16.45 – 17.45 Follow up on the workshops in the auditorium – Torben Wiese, moderator

17.45 – …         Closing comments – THANKS FOR NOW! – Torben Wiese, Palle Fjord Thomsen

19.00 – …         Dinner buffet – if chosen

Pre-tour

Thursday the 30th September 2021

On Thursday the 30th of September you will have the unique opportunity to participate in our Pre-tour. Here you will get the opportunity to visit a Danish farm, learn more about how they work and see hoof trimming in practice. We will also take you on a factory at KVK, where you get to see how we manufacture our hoof trimming chutes and meet the KVK team.

Price: 80 Eur
Date: 30th of September 2021

The final programme will follow

Passionate, engaging and many of experience – here are this year`s speakers. Click on the individual picture to learn more about the speakers.

Jessie Hessling

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Kurt Bach

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Pieter Kloosterman

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Sophie Atkinson

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Aaron Lavoy

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Alexander Starke

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Fanny Rachidi

Fanny Rachidi

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Andrea Fiedler

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Masayuki Katayama

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Mamoru Takeda

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The International Hoof Trimming Conference 2021 will be held at LEGOLAND ® Hotel and Conference in Billund Denmark. This is one of Denmark’s most modern conference centres.  Situated only 3 km away from Billund International Airport.

This provides you with the opportunity to makes this a family-trip filled with fun for everyone. Get enchanted by the legendary 4-star Hotel LEGOLAND, where you can stay in LEGO® themed rooms.

The following link is now open for room reservation in the period September 27 to October 4, 2021.
The prices when booking a room appear in Danish kroner

310 EURWithout VAT
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International Hoof Trimming Conference

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Masayuki was born in 1966 in Hokkaido, Japan - and he started as a hoof trimmer when he was 18 years old.
He became self-employed at the age of 33, and still runs his hoof trimming business in Hokkaido, a company with 18 employees and 7 trucks.

Masayuki won the championship at the international competition in 2002, where he was also awarded the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award.

Mamoru was born in the Fukushima Aizu district on a rice farm, where he also attended agricultural school.
After graduating from agricultural school, he moved to Hokkaido, after which he was employed at Masayuki Katayama's hoof trimming company in Hokkaido at the age of 22.
Mamoru has won the championship at the international competition twice, which is very special as there are only three hoof trimmers who have achieved this in the entire history of the competition.
He has also been awarded the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award.

Andrea Fiedler graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, in 1991.

While writing a thesis on hereditary lameness in Brown Swiss, she had three years of internships at the Departments of Internal Medicine and Surgery, followed by four years working for a farm animal practice. Andrea has been established veterinarian since 1998, focused on bovine hoof health and educating hoof trimmers, farmers and veterinarians on the subject of hoof diseases.

Andrea is a member of the examination board of the “Association of Certified Hoof Trimmers” (www.VgK-ev.de). She is also known for her research on hoof health and hoof care products.

Vilofoss is a global leader in the premix and animal nutrition sector as well as animal welfare and hoof health.
Vilofoss has cooperated with farmers and their animal productions for more than 90 years. Our well-founded knowledge and experience are based on extensive research and development activities within the sector of nutrition, health and welfare.
At Vilofoss, we aim to be trustworthy, ambitious and value-creating. We offer individual and unique concepts both on premix and specialties. This means we strive to be our customers' preferred business partner and adviser. We help you to grow and develop by creating new value.

Aaron was introduced to the dairy industry in 2000 after serving 4 years in the United States Navy when he took a job on a small dairy farm. It was on this farm that he found his passion for working with cows. Fascinated with many aspects of the farm, he took a particular interest in hoof trimming and decided to start his hoof trimming business in 2004. After completing a course on the Dutch Method Aaron continued to study the anatomy and bone structure of the bovine hoof to refine his hoof trimming style, called “The Balance Method”. In 2014 Aaron founded Midwestern Hoof Trimming School and has since been requested to consult for large dairy farms worldwide. Aaron has trained hundreds of hoof trimmers with various skill sets, from beginners to veteran professionals, on The Balance Method. He has been selected to speak at conferences and universities globally and has hosted workshops in 7 different counties. Aaron continues to exercise his passion as an active hoof trimmer and services several local top dairy farms in Wisconsin.
Aaron is a husband, a father of 6, and a grandfather. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in outdoor activities such as hunting, camping, and fishing. His other passions include woodworking and primitive skills.

Contact information: midwesternhoofcare@gmail.com

Intracare improves the health and well-being of animals, plants and consumers. Our innovative strength creates sustainable growth and financial returns for farmers and businesses.
The Intra Hoof & Skin Care programme is scientifically proven to realize lameness below 5% and is safe for the user, animal and environment.

Its practical protocol and convenience to use sets the fresh green standard for hoof trimmers and dairy farmers. Intracare is the only company with non-antibiotic veterinary medicines to cure digital dermatitis with a gel or aerosol spray. Complementary footbath and spray products have been developed for full herd maintenance.

Intra Hoof-fit Technology includes chelated organic minerals and a firm adhesion. Production under GMP pharma conditions guarantees a consistent high product quality.

Sophie was born and educated in Australia, with a background of agriculture and livestock. She now lives in Sweden and has worked as an animal science researcher for the Swedish University of Agriculture for 16 years (during which time she gained her PhD). Her research activities included a wide range of cattle and pig industry funded projects relevant to improving farm animal welfare during handling, transport and at slaughter, and its link to improved product quality. She also started a company based on her livestock experiences both in Australia and Sweden, where she has conducted both consultation services and practical workshops, promoting low stress handling of cattle, pigs, and sheep. She has delivered over a 100 practical handling courses throughout Scandinavia, where both people and livestock attended.

Piet Kloosterman is a world-renowned and well respected Dutch hoof trimming trainer. He was born and raised on a farm in Friesland and worked from 1980 – 2017 as an instructor/ trainer in Dairy Husbandry at Practical Training Centre (IPC/ PTC +/ DTC) in Oenkerk, The Netherlands. In 1988 he became Head of the Hoof Trimming Department of the Training Centre, training hoof trimming in a wide range of countries over the world.

The main subject for training is hoof trimming in the “Dutch Method” developed by Mr. E. Toussaint Raven from the Veterinairy Faculty of Utrecht. The method is adopted and tutored by the Training Centre Oenkerk to agricultural students, farmers, farm workers, veterinarians and professional hoof trimmers (Diploma course), not only in the Netherlands but also abroad. The Training Centre Oenkerk is an international college for practical training in animal husbandry and grasslandmanagement. Location Oenkerk was the international college for Dairy Husbandry and training goats, sheep and horses.

Piet started international hoof care courses in 1986 in Ireland and from 1987 regularly in the UK (Farmkey, later Genus). He worked for the last 25 years closely with Embryonics in the UK. He was the Secretary and founder of the Dutch Hoof Trimmers Association for 17 years and is a regular visitor of the International Symposia of Lameness in Ruminants, North American congresses of the Hoof Trimmers Association and the annual meetings of the NACFT (UK hoof trimmers association).

Hobbies: ice skating, reading, hiking, traveling

Contact information: mailpietkloosterman@gmail.com

Intracare improves the health and well-being of animals, plants and consumers. Our innovative strength creates sustainable growth and financial returns for farmers and businesses.
The Intra Hoof & Skin Care programme is scientifically proven to realize lameness below 5% and is safe for the user, animal and environment.

Its practical protocol and convenience to use sets the fresh green standard for hoof trimmers and dairy farmers. Intracare is the only company with non-antibiotic veterinary medicines to cure digital dermatitis with a gel or aerosol spray. Complementary footbath and spray products have been developed for full herd maintenance.

Intra Hoof-fit Technology includes chelated organic minerals and a firm adhesion. Production under GMP pharma conditions guarantees a consistent high product quality.

Kurt Bach is a veterinarian employed by Viking Denmark, where he works with development, teaching and advice in better hoof health in dairy cows. Kurt is a trained farmer and trained as a veterinarian in 2008, where he wrote a thesis on finding digital dermatitis in the milking parlor. From 2013 to 2018, Kurt has been employed as a lecturer and PhD student at the University of Copenhagen. Here he has primarily worked with ultrasound scanning of hooves and research into changes in the hooves around calving. Kurt has passed the Danish hoof trimmer exam and currently teaches the Danish hoof trimmer education.
Viking Denmark is Denmark's largest breeding association.

Jessie studied Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University from 2017 - 2021, with a focus on farm animals and public health. She performed her Masters program in Melbourne, Australia, where she did a 3 months research internship investigating the prevalence of Digital Dermatitis among cattle in Victoria, Australia. This work has been published in The Australian Veterinary Journal (10.1111/avj.12859). In 2018 she performed a research internship at Utrecht University to investigate different treatment approaches for digital dermatitis. This study is currently under review for publication. Next to claw health, she independently investigated the prevalence of udder cleft dermatitis and effect of a treatment with a copper- and zinc chelates spray. The results of study will be presented at the KVK Symposium.

Currently Jessie is working as a ruminant veterinarian in the South of the Netherlands. Besides cows, she treats sheep, goats and alpaca's. She is also really interested in horses, having 2 sporthorses, which she rides under the saddle (dressage, cross country and hunting). Besides horses, she’s owning a dog named Broome, a lovely Australian Shepherd.

Hobbies: Jessie loves spending time outdoors; trailrunning, mountainbiking and road cycling. 

Mail: jessiehesseling@live.nl