10 August 2018
Lameness caused by hoof and leg ailments in dairy cows may impose a signifi cant cost upon the dairy farmer if not followed up and addressed correctly. Lame cows produce less milk, take longer to conceive and are more likely to be culled. Lame cows also eat less often resulting in a lower body condition.
So, an early detection of lame cows, a prompt action and a correct treatment (that is without injection of antibiotics except for interdigital phlegmon) are essential to resolve the situation.
EuroDairy experts made a technical leaflet on this specific animal care topic. Download the technical leaflet (PDF) here: EuroDairy Lame cows No antibiotics without diagnosis! ENG DEF.