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Lameness in Cattle

By Chris Watson

ISBN: 9781861269058
PUBLISHED: January 2007
PAGES: 176
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 150 colour photos 50 line drawings

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.

RRP: £19.95

Site Price: £15.96

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