Bovine Lameness - Striding Towards Healthy Feet

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Published on: 28.09.2012

Presenter:

Nick Bell MA VetMB PhD MRCVS
Royal Veterinary College

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About The Webinar

Lameness in dairy cattle is an expensive welfare problem, causing milk loss, reduced fertility and premature culling. In this webinar, Nick Bell explores some of the costs associated with lameness and how to convince your client to embark on foot health improvement.

Specific areas covered include:
- Realistic targets and ways you can manage farmer expectation
- Rationale for using mobility scoring as a monitoring and screening tool
- Current understanding of aetiology and pathogenesis for the most common foot lesions
- Sole bruising, sole ulcers and digital dermatitis
- Overview of lameness treatment and recording
- How to use lameness records to calculate lesion incidence and period prevalence

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