Lameness and overgrown feet are a major economic and welfare problem in dairy cattle. Veterinarian Roger Blowey gives the reader a thorough understanding of the structure of the foot, what happens during overgrowth and how this is corrected by foot trimming. He describes common foot diseases in detail and discusses the many factors which could contribute to a high incidence of lameness.
This completely revised second edition includes more information about changes that occur at the time of calving that have an impact on lameness. He describes new conditions such as to necrosis and heel ulcers. The book is aimed mainly at farmers, veterinarians, and foot trimmers in practice and includes many color pictures.
Hard Cover 134 p.