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Dairy cow lameness

Lameness is a huge welfare issue in the dairy industry. One of the most common causes of lameness is digital dermatitis and effective footbathing is an important part of controlling the spread of the disease. The following video looks at the footbathing protocol at SRUC’s Crichton Royal Farm and also discusses the “blitz” strategy to treat active lesions and reduce their numbers within the herd.

Dairy cows in lush pasture in Cornwall, UK with blue ocean in background

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