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Optimising foot health in dairy cattle

Code: 9781801462358
Nick J. Bell, The University of Nottingham, UK

Chapter synopsis: This chapter examines optimising foot health in dairy cattle. The chapter begins by reviewing the importance of lameness then goes on to discuss claw horn disruption. It also reviews aetiopathogensis of white line bruising and lesions, which is then followed by a section on aetiopathogensis and control of digital dermatitis. A case study on an 800 cow Holstein herd with a sudden rise in sole ulcers and white line lesions is also included. The chapter concludes with an overview of the emerging diseases in dairy cattle.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0086.14
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Claw horn disruption – a paradigm shift 3 Aetiopathogenesis of white line bruising and lesions 4 Aetiopathogenesis and control of digital dermatitis 5 Summary and critical control points 6 Case study 7 Emerging diseases and future concepts 8 Where to look for further information 9 References

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