Hoof with digital dermatitis
Digital dermatitis is a highly infectious and costly foot lesion affecting many UK herds, with cases often being overlooked, especially in dry cows and youngstock. Routine foot-trimming, foot-bathing and “blitz treatment” of diagnosed cases are key to getting the problem under control and preventing knock-on effects to fertility and milk yield. Independent vet Sara Pedersen of Farm Dynamics explains how farmers can best tackle the infection and gives tips on what she’s seen work well in herds that are getting […]