Menno Holzhauer, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECBHM


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Menno Holzhauer, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECBHM

"Expertise: specialist Bovine Health Management (Diplomate European College (ECBHM)), with special attention for Lameness in Ruminants. Claw disorders are major disorders that affect animal welfare seriously. Dissemination of scientifically proven knowledge to improve claw health at herd level"  

Menno Holzhauer


Menno Holzhauer

Menno Holzhauer is an international expert in the field of Claw Health at GD Animal Health. He has been graduated as a veterinarian in 1984 and received his PhD in 2006 based on a thesis on the Epidemiological Aspects of Different Claw disorders in Dairy Cattle in the Netherlands, which means more insight into the causes of claw-health disorders in certain situations, for example, permanent housing vs. pasturing. After his graduation he went to private practice, mainly working as a veterinarian in herd health first line activities and advisory. In 1999 he left practice and started working for GD, being responsible for monitoring diseases in dairy cattle in The Netherlands, to get insight into increase or decrease in well-known but in new disorders also, like Dictyocaulosis in adult cattle and Blue Tongue in large and small ruminants. Additionally he performed some research activities in the area of lameness

In 2005 Menno was approached to become member of the European College of Bovine Health Management and het participated in the following years in the Credential Committee and as Board Secretary in the ECBHM Board.

Menno  has published over 50 papers in different scientific international journals and has given presentations on subjects such as claw-health disorders and solutions, parasitology and monitoring findings all over the world. He is co-author of some books like cow-signals and others.

Menno is an active cyclist when not working and active in several organizations, both within and outside the veterinary field.

Fields of expertise:

  • Animal health monitoring
  • Claw health
  • Young stock nutrition and managment
  • Parasitic diseases


Menno Holzhauer has produced a variety of publications.

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