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WI Dairy News: Happy cows have happy hooves


MADISON (WKOW) -- It may look like a pedicure for cows, but for Swiss-born dairy farmer and hoof care consultant- Karl Burgi, it's a necessary step to keeping cows happy and healthy.

"One of the things about hoof care is that it's not always necessarily the length of the claws, but it's the imbalance between both claws," Burgi said. He's been trimming cow's hooves for years, and even launched a business called Dairyland Hoof Care Institute, that teaches dairymen in Wisconsin and across the globe the importance of proper hoof care.

Maintaining the foot with routine hoof care to help keep the cow comfortable rather than waiting until there's a problem is what Karl stresses, and farmers agree.

Karl also travels extensively throughout the states and Europe educating and training others about this important practice.



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