20 MARCH 2016
FARMS with the least levels of cattle lameness are those that detect the problem early and treat immediately or as soon as possible, Dr Nick Bell of the Royal Veterinary College told dairy farmers at a Dugdale Nutrition meeting in Settle.
Dr Bell said that the early stages of sole ulcers on hooves could be difficult to detect. However early clues could be slight changes in how the cow behaved and moved. If sole ulcers could be found at this stage there was every chance that the problem could be treated successfully using an anti-inflammatory injection.
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