Cattle Footcare and Claw Trimming
E. Toussaint Raven Dairy cow lameness with its appalling costs, both financial to the farmer and in suffering to the animal, has come to be regarded as an occupational ailment of dairy cows wherever they are kept in intensive conditions.
Many factors contribute to the problem but a crucial element is the physical role of the claws in bearing the heavy, uneven, and shifting weight of the cow on man-made floors.
The thoughtful text is illustrated by more than 270 superb diagrams and illustrations. Showing just how the foot claws function, why ailments occur. The causes of these disorders and diseases, and the precise role and techniques of claw trimming. This is then placed in the wider context of foot care by chapters on foot baths, housing, nutrition, and breeding.
Soft Cover 128 p.
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