Dairy cow walking through a foot-bath© Anthea Kitching
Digital dermatitis is estimated to affect at least 70% of UK dairy herds, costing roughly £3,000 per 100 cows a year. The traditional practice to prevent the spread of digital dermatitis is to walk the cows through a foot-bath containing formalin solution. However, formalin has recently been reclassified from a possible carcinogenic product to a probable one – meaning it is likely capable of causing cancer. With the future of formalin now in question, vets say the focus should be on […]