Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Relationship between digital dermatitis and sole lesions, heel erosion, and locomotion score in dairy herd replacements

  • L G Baird (a1), N E O’Connell (a1), A F Carson (a1), S M Woods (a1), M A McCoy (a2) and D N Logue (a3)...

Extract

Digital dermatitis is a major challenge to the UK dairy industry, affecting more than 70% of farms (Dawson, 1998). It is a highly contagious condition that affects the skin next to the claws and may even extend to the claws themselves. The extent to which digital dermatitis is affected by different management systems, and its relationship with other hoof health issues remains unclear. The aim of the current study was to assess the effects of different rearing regimes on the occurrence of digital dermatitis in dairy herd replacements. In addition, relationships between digital dermatitis and the severity of other hoof health parameters, including sole lesions, level of heel erosion and locomotion score, were also examined.

Copyright

Corresponding author

References

Hide All
Dawson, J.C. 1998. Digital dermatitis – survey and debate. Proceedings of the XX World Buiatric Congress, Sydney, p91.
Livesey, C.T., Harrington, T., Johnston, A.M., May, S.A., and Metcalf, J.A. 1998. The effect of diet and housing on the development of sole haemorrhages and heel erosions in Holstein heifers. Animal Science 67: 9-16.
Manson, F.J. and Leaver, J.D. 1988. The influence of concentrate amount on locomotion and clinical lameness in dairy cattle. Animal Production 47: 185-190.

Relationship between digital dermatitis and sole lesions, heel erosion, and locomotion score in dairy herd replacements

  • L G Baird (a1), N E O’Connell (a1), A F Carson (a1), S M Woods (a1), M A McCoy (a2) and D N Logue (a3)...

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed