Hoof diseases are manageable.

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Digital Dermatitis or Warts

This is an inflammation of the skin around the cow’s hoof causing a very painful condition that results in lameness and subsequent reductions in food intake, milk yield and fertility.

Is there a safe way to treat this problem?

Interdigital Dermatitis or Heel Erosion

This is like a wet eczema and has a characteristic bad odour. It is seen most frequently when the animals are housed inside and exposed to wet conditions.

How can we manage the severity?

Foot Rot

This sudden onset of lameness is usually accompanied by a fever and production loss. The skin between the claw and above the foot is swollen, painful and warm to the touch.

How can we avoid spreading?

Horn Diseases – Laminitis, Sole Ulcers, Double soles, White Line defects

Horn diseases are painful, with pain levels ranging between moderate and severe. Environmental stress and metabolic problems result in poor horn production.

How can we manage this problem?

Corn or Tyloma

Interdigital growth can cause irritation and inflammation. Hard horn edges combined with excessive manure and moisture seems to worsen the occurrence of corns in a herd.

How can we manage this problem?

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Good hoof health brings higher financial returns and reduces the pressure of work. And it delivers more job satisfaction for man and cow –Hoof Signals

Hoof Signals by Dr. Jan Hulsen

Easy-to-read with colourful illustrations to help you take care of hoof health.

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