Lameness is one of the most costly diseases affecting cattle and cases are increasing as dairy cows spend more time confined to concrete instead of grassy pasture.
The economic impact of lameness is significant. Preventive claw care is increasingly practiced in modern dairy farming and is now recognized as a necessary investment in herd health.
- Up to date information on common lameness conditions of cattle
- Emphasizes the practical aspect of functional and corrective trimming
- Covers the anatomy and pathology of the bovine foot
- Illustrations of anatomical features
- Detailed photographs of lesions
Manual for Treatment and Control of Lameness in Cattle includes :
- clear illustrations of anatomical features of the bovine foot
- detailed photographs of lesions
- discussion on the practical aspect of functional and corrective trimming
- references for veterinarians, animals/dairy scientists, commercial hoof trimmers, dairy farmers and dairy health technicians.
Sarel R. Van Amstel BVSc, Dip. Med. Vet., M. Med. Vet., Diplomate ABVP, is Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee.
J.K. Shearer DVM, MS is Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida.