What is a Mobility Mentor?
A mobility mentor has been trained specifically to deliver the AHDB Dairy Healthy Feet Programme (HFP). This programme is a structured approach to dairy herd lameness control. Vets, hoof trimmers, and farm consultants can all become mobility mentors, once they have passed the required training.
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What is the HFP/HFLite?
The Healthy Feet Programme (HFP) and Healthy Feet Lite (HFL) is a structured approach to dairy herd lameness control which has been designed following research from the University of Bristol (The Healthy Feet Project). This structured approach is designed to motivate clients to make relevant change within their herd management regime using a facilitated discussion approach following a risk-factor assessment. The HFP involves a mobility score, hoof trimming skills review, farm risk assessment, action plan, and monitoring. The HFL offers the same structure as the HFP, but omitting the hoof trimming skills review.
Want to become a mobility mentor?
Mobility Mentor training consists of four separate modules which must all be undertaken in order to become a fully trained Mobility Mentor. Modules are offered through both online and face to face delivery covering the theoretical and practical elements of herd lameness control, how to deliver the HFP or the HFLite, facilitation techniques, and RoMS accreditation for mobility scoring. Once you have completed all four modules, you will be able to deliver the AHDB HFP. The course is run through BCVA.
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