Zinpro Corporation recently announced the launch of its Step-Up App, a new locomotion scorning and beef lameness educational training resource for the beef cattle industry.
Developed by Zinpro Corporation, in conjunction with the Beef Cattle Institute and Kansas State University, the Step-Up Management Program provides a systematic approach to identify and manage beef cattle lameness, the company says.
The Step-Up App provides convenient access to an educational information available from the Step-Up Lameness Management Program, including:
• Locomotion scoring videos – learn to locomotion score growing and finishing feedlot cattle
• Diagnostic guide – industry-first tool provides a systematic, easy-to-use approach for proper identification and management of the most common causes of lameness in beef cattle
• Nutrition overview – learn more about the essential role that trace mineral nutrition plays in decreasing cattle lameness
• Resources – convenient access to additional training materials
"Since its inception more than a year ago, the Step-Up Management Program has helped to elevate the importance of beef cattle lameness management within the industry," said Connie Larson, Ph.D., Zinpro's ruminant RNS manager – North America.
"With the launch of our new Step-Up App, we're making it more convenient to access locomotion scoring training videos, while also introducing a new diagnostic guide to help identify the underlying causes of lameness in beef cattle," Larson said.
The focus of the program is on education, especially in areas where lameness is not commonly considered to be prevalent, Zinpro said.
It provides resource materials focused on lameness scoring and lesion identification, as well as industry-leading lameness prevention, management and treatment protocols.