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HERD HEALTH

Find information about mastitis, transition cows, vaccination protocols, working with your veterinarian, hoof care and hoof trimming.

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A large audience of hoof trimmers listened attentively to a guest speaker who was addressing the important topic of lameness prevention at the Hoof Health Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in February 2016.

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Acknowledged as a leading cause of lameness in the dairy industry, digital dermatitis (DD) is a widespread problem. Also known as hairy heel warts, this costly and highly contagious disease progresses quickly.

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Digital dermatitis (DD), known as hairy heel warts, strawberry foot rot, raspberry heel, Mortellaro’s disease and foot warts, has become the most common foot lesion on many dairy herds throughout North America.

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Finding cows with a locomotion score of “3” could be the magic number that transforms lameness levels within a dairy herd, according to Neil Andrew, Northeast account manager with Zinpro Corporation.

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It is well-known digital dermatitis is the most widespread infectious disease causing lameness in our herds. The infection sets in as a result of weakening of the skin, an injury for example.

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Few things hurt a dairy producer more than sending a pregnant cow milking 45 litres of milk a day on a trailer to slaughter because she is severely lame, but in herds that battle thin soles.

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