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13–14 June 2024

Cattle Herd Management with a Focus on Hoof Health

Hotel Atom, Třebíč
Pooslaví Farm, Nová Ves

Philosophy of the Cow Master Conference

We've been gathering experience all our lives. It is not in the power of the individual to follow all the trends and visions in cattle management. It is a set of skills that many experts around the world are dedicated to. This inspired us to organize a conference that would bring together the best in their field to share current trends and visions with you. We believe that the knowledge gained will give you a new perspective on your business and enable it to grow to ensure animal welfare, overall satisfaction and prosperity.

The conference will be held from 13 to 14 June, 2024 and will cover cattle herd management with a focus on hoof health. The lecture session will take place at the Hotel Atom in Třebíč, and the practical workshops will be conducted in cooperation with the Pooslaví Farm in Nová Ves. We are aware that the regular care of cattle limbs has been neglected for a long time and still there are farms where hoof health is not given much priority. Worldwide studies show that the prevalence of hoof diseases in cattle herds reaches almost 30% and is directly linked to poor farm performance.

Come and learn about new trends in hoof health care and share your experience. We look forward to your participation.

International Cow Master Conference 2024

The topic of the conference will be cattle herd management with a focus on hoof health. The lectures will take place at the Hotel Atom in Třebíč, and the practical workshops on the Pooslaví Farm in Nová Ves.

Ceny vstupného bez DPH

  • Timely payment

    4990 Kč
    by 15 April incl.
  • Later payment

    5990 Kč
    from 16 April on
13–14 June

Cow Master Conference

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Hotel Atom


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Pooslaví Farm
Nová Ves

Hotel Atom

Introducing our speakers

In 1998, she started as a veterinary practitioner specializing in bovine hoof health and a certified functional hoof trimming instructor. She has long been involved in the education of hoof trimmers, farmers and veterinarians on hoof diseases, and has been working with the Veterinary University of Munich.

He started as an instructor at the practical training centre in Oenkerk, the Netherlands. At the international college he became head of the hoof trimming training department. The main subject of his lectures is the treatment according to the “Dutch method”, developed by Mr. E. T. Raven of the Veterinary Faculty in Utrecht. He trains in a number of countries around the world.

Christoph Mülling is a professor of veterinary anatomy with a passion for hands-on teaching and research in functional anatomy. Following five years of practice, he began to dedicate his professional career to university teaching and research. He collaborates nationally and internationally with scientists, veterinarians, students, hoof trimmers, and many other professionals from all around the world.

He received his PhD in cutaneous tissue engineering, researching skin physiology and wound healing processes at the Department of Biochemistry of the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen. For the past 10 years he has been R&D manager at Intracare for hoof diseases.

He is currently working as a bovine practitioner and partner at the veterinary clinic Het Dierenartsencentrum in the Netherlands, in the field of preventive medicine and dairy cattle nutrition. His vision is to strive for healthy animals in order to achieve production and profit through maximizing cow comfort and animal welfare.

Veterinary practitioner focused on cattle herd health management in his business. The cornerstone of this is a comprehensive hoof care, consistently focusing on the quality of work performed, data evaluation and comfort access to the animals. He sees educating himself, colleagues and farmers as a way to improve the entire cattle sector.

Organisers

Conference program

8:00 – 9:00

Thursday 13. 6.

Hotel Atom
Attendance, registration of participants
9:00 – 9:30

Thursday 13. 6.

Hotel Atom
Coffee break

Time for informal discussion among the participants and acquaintance with the conference partners and their product portfolio.

9:30 – 10:15

Thursday 13. 6.

Lecture
Hotel Atom
Functional hoof trimming
Pieter Kloosterman

Trainer spec. CT.

Pieter Kloosterman
10:15 – 11:00

Thursday 13. 6.

Lecture
Hotel Atom
Recording of hoof disorders according to the ICAR international diagnosis set, its use and significance
Andrea Fiedler

Dr. med. vet.

Andrea Fiedler
11:00 – 11:45

Thursday 13. 6.

Lecture
Hotel Atom
Cow signals – welfare with a focus on limb diseases in cattle
Bertjan Wersterlaan

Dr. med. vet.

Bertjan Wersterlaan
11:45 – 12:45

Thursday 13. 6.

Hotel Atom
Lunch

Lunch and socializing in the foyer of the Hotel Atom. Opportunity to meet the conference partners and learn about their product portfolio.

13:00

Thursday 13. 6.

Hotel Atom
Pooslaví Farm
Transfer to the farm

Transfer to the farm in Pooslaví, where the workshop will take place in the form of field demonstrations.

14:00 – 17:15

Thursday 13. 6.

Workshop
Pooslaví Farm
Workshop

Participants will be divided into four groups and will attend workshops located at different locations in the Pooslaví Farm.
The duration of the workshops will be approximately 40 minutes, followed by a short break for refreshment.

I.

Thursday 13. 6.

Workshop
Pooslaví Farm
ICAR International Diagnosis in practice, quiz for participants
Andrea Fiedler

Dr. med. vet.

Andrea Fiedler
II.

Thursday 13. 6.

Workshop
Pooslaví Farm
Demonstration of functional hoof trimming, discussion
Pieter Kloosterman

Trainer spec. CT.

Pieter Kloosterman
III.

Thursday 13. 6.

Workshop
Pooslaví Farm
Cow signals and their practical use
Bertjan Westerlaan

Dr. med. vet.

Bertjan Wersterlaan
IV.

Thursday 13. 6.

Workshop
Pooslaví Farm
The future of hoof care, automatic systems

Discussion on the knowledge and future perspectives of hoof care with an emphasis on different automated systems. Exploring the advances and benefits of implementing automated systems for effective hoof care. Demonstration of practical applications.

Gerwen Lammers

Dr., PhD.

Gerwen Lammers
17:15 – 17:30

Thursday 13. 6.

Pooslaví Farm
Coffee break

Discussion with guests at the Pooslaví Farm premises. Farewell to Pooslaví Farm and transfer to the Hotel Atom in Třebíč.

19:30 – 24:00

Thursday 13. 6.

Hotel Atom
Dinner and social evening
8:00 – 9:00

Friday 14. 6.

Hotel Atom
Coffee break

A chance for informal discussions and introduction to the conference partners and their product portfolio.

9:00 – 9:45

Friday 14. 6.

Lecture
Hotel Atom
Skin structure and development of the infectious hoof disease dermatitis digitalis in cattle
Christoph Mülling

Prof. Dr.

Christoph K. W. Mülling
9:45 – 10:30

Friday 14. 6.

Lecture
Hotel Atom
Management of the infectious limb disease dermatitis digitalis in cattle
Andrea Fiedler

Dr. med. vet.

Andrea Fiedler
10:30 – 11:00

Friday 14. 6.

Hotel Atom
Coffee break

Opportunity to meet the conference partners and learn about their product portfolio.

11:00 – 11:45

Friday 14. 6.

Lecture
Hotel Atom
Biomechanics of hoof function in cattle
Christoph K. W. Mülling

Prof. Dr.

Christoph K. W. Mülling
11:45 – 12:30

Friday 14. 6.

Lecture
Hotel Atom
Skin healing ability as an essential component of hoof health in cattle

A detailed presentation of the research conducted by Dr. Gerwen relating to the healing properties of zinc chelate as it relates to the issue of hoof disease.

Gerwen Lammers

Dr., PhD.

Gerwen Lammers
12:30 – 13:15

Friday 14. 6.

Hotel Atom
Lunch

Lunch and discussion with guests in the foyer of the Hotel Atom. Opportunity to meet the conference partners and their product portfolio.

13:15 – 16:25

Friday 14. 6.

Workshop
Hotel Atom
Workshop at the hotel

Participants will be divided into four groups and will attend workshops located at different sites in the Hotel Atom. Each workshos will last approximately 40 minutes. After the second workshop there will be a short coffee break.

I.

Friday 14. 6.

Workshop
Hotel Atom
White line disease, case studies
Pieter Kloosterman

Trainer spec. CT.

Pieter Kloosterman
II.

Friday 14. 6.

Workshop
Hotel Atom
Effect of functional hoof trimming and stall floor treatment on the compressive load of cattle hooves
Christoph K. W. Mülling

Prof. Dr.

Christoph K. W. Mülling
III.

Friday 14. 6.

Workshop
Hotel Atom
New trends in the use of blocks in the treatment of hoof horn disease
Andrea Fiedler

Dr. med. vet.

Andrea Fiedler
IV.

Friday 14. 6.

Workshop
Hotel Atom
Effect of consistent recording of hoof diseases on the success of therapy
Jan Vobr

MVDr.

Jan Vobr
16:30 – 17:00

Friday 14. 6.

Hotel Atom
Closing the event and farewell

Social evening for the conference participants in the main hall of the Hotel Atom.

How to get to the Cow Master conference

I wish to register

The conference includes:

  • 2 conference days
  • 7 lectures
  • 8 workshops
  • Download materials
  • 6 × coffee breaks
  • 2 × lunches
  • 1 × dinner for guests
  • Bus from hotel to Pooslaví Farm and back

Admission ticket price excl. VAT

5990 Kč4990 Kč by 15 April incl.

The conference does not include:

  • Accommodation, but you will receive a special discount from the hotel
  • Transportation before the event to the venue
  • Transportation after the event

I want to book accommodation:

  • Possibility of booking accommodation at the Atom hotel.
  • Mail: recepce@hotelatom.cz
  • Tel.: +420 561 200 123
  • Mob.: +420 739 348 914
  • Please mention "Cow Master accommodation" to book.
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The International Cow Master Conference is designed as an educational event to expand the knowledge of breeders, veterinarians and hoof trimmers. The lifelong learning through knowledge provided by outstanding experts in the field, along with practical demonstrations, is seen as the only way to stay one step ahead. We believe the Cow Master Conference will show your business new possibilities.

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