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Digital Dermatitis (DD) or Hairy 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?
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 get avoid spreading?
Laminitis Horn Disease
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.
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