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Lameness in Cattle

  • Lameness in Cattle

Lameness in Cattle

Chris Watson

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Author(s): Chris Watson

About The Book

Lameness is the third most economically important disease affecting cattle today, and the single most important welfare issue, especially for the housed dairy cow. The responsibility for dealing with it can fall on everyone involved in the industry, from the stockperson right through to the veterinary surgeon. This book is essential for anyone involved in the day-to-day practical health care of cattle.

Identifies all the common foot complaints likely to be seen in cattle. Presents practical, step-by-step descriptions of the techniques and equipment required for the successful treatment of specific lameness conditions. Describes the underlying processes involved in lameness, thus enabling a logical approach to its prevention and control. Examines the techniques used for routine foot care.

Considers the importance of the economics of lameness and the need to calculate the losses involved. Emphasizes the need too accurately record lameness as a basis for effective farm health initiatives. Discusses how to investigate a lameness problem in practice, including how to analyse cow behaviour.

Additional Information

Author Chris Watson
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown (W x H x D)
Extent 176pp
ISBN 9781861269058
Publication date January 2007
Book Type Hardcover


  • Forward
  • Introduction
  • Form and Function - How and Why the Foot Works
  • Incidence and Recording Lameness
  • General Techniques for the Examination and Treatment of Feet
  • Foot Trimming
  • Diseases and Lesions of the Horn
  • Diseases of the Skin
  • Diseases of the Joints and Bones
  • Miscellaneous Foot and Leg Conditions
  • Preventing Lameness
  • Investigating a Herd Lameness Problem
  • Further Reading
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Index

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