FirstStep® Dairy Hoof Health & Management Program

There’s more demand than ever before on dairy producers to improve animal performance while ensuring higher levels of animal health and wellbeing. But knowing where to look for improvements and how to implement them is often the source of uncertainty and frustration. With Zinpro’s FirstStep® Dairy Hoof Health & Management Program, Zinpro customers can take the guesswork out of dairy evaluations and discover the answers they need.

Assess | Analyze | Improve

Healthy, well-managed dairy herds reach higher levels of performance and profitability.

With FirstStep, nutritionists and consultants can access over 50 years of Zinpro’s expertise to give dairy producers the information they need to improve their herd’s performance.

Learn how you can deliver better advice and better results to the dairies you serve.

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Quick and Simple Farm Evaluations

Using a laptop, tablet or mobile device, FirstStep allows you to focus your attention on the areas that matter the most. Complete a Quick Evaluation on one specific area or a comprehensive evaluation using all 19 assessors. FirstStep will guide you step-by-step through the information to gather and questions to ask, enabling you to make actionable recommendations to improve profitability and reduce lameness.

The FirstStep Report

Professional. Customizable. Actionable.
Gathering the right information to make decisions is only the first step. To be effective, that information needs to be turned into actionable recommendations and delivered in an easy-to-understand format.

FirstStep automatically generates a professional summary of your findings and suggests changes to be implemented to drive business results. Customize with photos, comments and a logo to personalize the message and highlight the most important information.

Contact your Zinpro Representative to get started today.

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More Tools to Supplement Your Knowledge

Hoof Trimming

A leading cause for lameness in cattle is an imbalance in weight-bearing on their hooves, or claws. Cow hoof trimming can restore that balance to keep lameness at bay.

Read our in-depth guide to learn more about hoof trimming.

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Proper Lesion Identification is Key

Regardless of whether the lesion is non-infectious or infectious in nature, one major factor contributing to lameness reduction success is the prompt and effective treatment of all lesions as early as possible.

By recording lesions and where they occur, producers can implement a more targeted treatment plan for the most prevalent lesions in their cattle.

Download Zinpro's Claw Lesion Identification Guide

Control Digital Dermatitis

Each case of digital dermatitis can cost dairy producers approximately $150 to $200 per case in the form of treatment costs and lost production.

The DD Check App from Zinpro is a data collection tool that can help dairy and beef producers assess whether or not they have a digital dermatitis challenge on their operation and help determine a plan of action.

Availa® Plus, when fed to non-lactating cattle in conjunction with the specific DD Formula, has been proven as an effective alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of digital dermatitis.

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Cattle Lameness Book by Zinpro

Lameness can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to prevent, yet the ramifications of unchecked lameness in a herd can be devastating for the cattle industry.

The good news is that research about preventing lesions and improving hoof health has never been more comprehensive.

Purchase your copy of the industry’s most widely recognized resource, available on Amazon within the United States.

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Talk to a Dairy Lameness Expert

For more information on FirstStep and further guidance in dairy lameness prevention, get in touch with one of our representatives today.
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