VetPartners is inviting anyone who works with lame dairy cows to complete a short questionnaire about what they think of certain conditions and how to approach the treatment of various diseases.
The veterinary group, which has practices all over the UK, is running a major project to encourage a team approach to recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows.
The VetPartners Production Animal Clinical Board Mobility Special Interest Group (SIG) launched Project FEET, which stands for Furthering the Evidence base on cow mobility by Engaging the whole Team, in December 2020.
The aim of the project is to better understand attitudes towards recognising pain and treating it by the whole mobility healthcare team, including farms, foot trimmers, veterinary technicians and vets.
Anyone who works with lame dairy cows has until 31 August to complete a short questionnaire.
Each survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, responses are anonymous, but you can at the end be transferred to put your details into a prize draw to win £100 Love2shop vouchers.
For more information and link to the survey, visit the project FEET information page on the VetPartner website.
The project was founded and developed by the Mobility SIG at VetPartners, led by vet Emily Craven, ruminant clinical director at Oakwood Veterinary Group in Harleston, Norfolk.
VetPartners Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice Rachel Dean said: “The response has been excellent and we will share the findings from the analyses and next steps as soon as we can.”
Members of the Mobility SIG involved in this project include Emily Craven, MRCVS, Oakwood (lead); Amy Jones, MRCVS, and Phil Dawber, MRCVS, Cornwall Dairy Vets; Andrew Henderson, MRCVS, LLM Farm Vets, Bakewell; Eliot Hedley, MRCVS, Farm Vets South West; James Dixon, MRCVS, Westpoint Ashbourne; Kathryn Rowland, B.Sc.Hons (Agric), Kingshay; Natalie Parker, Hannah Fitzsimmonds, MRCVS, Will Gratwick, MRCVS, and Tom Wright, MRCVS, LLM Farm Vets, Whitchurch and Tamsin Harris-Bryant, MRCVS, Penbode.
If you have any queries about this study, please contact Clinical.Board@vetpartners.co.uk