Beef Research School: Preventing and Treating Lameness in Cattle

Lameness isn’t just a welfare issue, it’s a production issue too. A cow or bull in pain due to an abscess, foot rot or or injury may go off feed, or, if it’s a bull, may not be able to breed. There are several different types of lameness, some more common in feedlots, others an issue in cow/calf operations, and knowing what you’re dealing with is the critical first step in treating lameness correctly the first time.

Dr. Chris Clark, with Saskatoon’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine, is featured in this latest episode of the Beef Research School. He explains how to determine between foot rot, abscesses, digital dermatitis and more, and how to first prevent, then identify and treat each problem.

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