Poland | Monthly report July | Voivodship Swietokrzyskie | Farm Animal Service
In July our farriers visited 25 farms. They trimmed hooves of 33 horses, several goats and claws of 3 cows. In most of the cases, our team was called to lame animals. In a few cases, the abscess was the reason of lameness. In one case, our farriers suspected joint injury. In the remaining cases, the lameness was caused by overgrown hooves.
The owners of three farms were reprimanded by our farriers because of too short dogs’ chains. They all promised to fix it. We will check them during next visit. In farm in Dabrowa, the owner was advised to clean the stable and to paint walls inside. Our team tried to convince him to build a paddock for the cows.
Michal & Bogdan try to encourage farmers to build paddocks, every time. This month they sold two sets of an electric fence. We see a positive trend, especially among those who already built the paddock. After a few weeks they return to buy another set to enlarge existing one.
Our team noticed positive changes at a few farms: in Wzdol Rzadowy, where the horses are kept in a well-maintained stable in separate boxes; in Gosciecin, where the owner built a proper stable and moved his horses from a barn to the new building. Now the animals are kept in three large boxes. The farmer is going to build three more boxes in the near future. The new stable is bright with big windows and with automatic water system. He has also three hectares of meadow for his horses. In Starachowice, the farmer built new nice dog houses for his dogs. He is going to build a bigger kennel next year. It’s very satisfying to see all these good changes.