Treating lame cows
Find out more about the infections that cause lameness and how they can be treated.
Whether a cow is lame because of an infectious disease or a physical factor, it must be treated as quickly as possible.
Lameness does not resolve itself and the faster you intervene, the sooner the animal recovers. Quick treatment can also prevent damage occurring deep within the foot, which protects against lameness in the future.
Digital dermatitis is a common infectious cause of lameness. Our step-by-step guide helps you treat the condition in your herd.
Foul is a very painful infection that causes sudden lameness and swelling of the foot. Prompt treatment is very important.
Injury of the horn
Any injury to the horn can become complicated if the lesions get infected, so learning how to resolve these injuries quickly prevents infection and further pain.
Sole bruising is a common condition which affects cattle at many stages of their lives. It can be easily rectified using simple management techniques.
Blocking a foot
Blocking a cow’s foot changes the physical forces which act upon it and relieves weight from affected areas. It’s an important method of managing many types of lameness.
Aftercare is an important part of any treatment and each cow must be monitored during and after her recovery to make sure she is progressing well.
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