Healthy Feet Programme
The AHDB Healthy Feet Programme (HFP) was first launched in 2011. It followed extensive research at Bristol University in how to successfully help farmers reduce their lameness. The HFP is delivered by Mobility Mentors who are specially trained in herd lameness control and advisory skills. Since then, AHDB-funded research has further enhanced our understanding of lameness reduction.
This section of the website contains useful resources for Mobility Mentors and the new Healthy feet programme lite checklist.
The Healthy Feet Programme provides vets and claw trimmers with a structured approach to improving foot health in dairy herds. Only trained and qualified Mobility Mentors are able to deliver the programme, which has been shown to reduce lameness by approximately one third in 12 months (Reaseheath report). Vets and claw trimmers interested in becoming Mobility Mentors should contact AHDB or enrol directly on a training workshop, currently being delivered through BCVA (for eligible vets, trimmers and consultants). Click here for news on Mobility Mentor Training | BCVA. To monitor the uptake of the Healthy Feet Programme, in time all Healthy Feet Programme resources will be available through the AHDB website where downloads will be used to assess uptake. There will be no formal enrolment process or compilation of action plans through AHDB. Here are the links to the various resources useful for delivering the Healthy Feet Programme and Healthy Feet Lite.
- Leaflet introducing the Healthy Feet Programme
- The Mobility Mentor Guide to marketing the Healthy Feet Programme
- The full guide to the Healthy Feet Programme for Mobility Mentors
- The farmers guide to the Healthy Feet Programme
- The preliminary questionnaire
- The simple risk assessment checklists
In addition, the new