Treatment and prevention of lameness in cattle

Project details
The overall aim of this project was to provide a review of the Literature on the treatment and prevention of foot lameness in cattle published between 2000 and 2011.

The report includes a 'Gap Analysis', designed to highlight what the authors believe are the predominant gaps in current knowledge in the peer reviewed literature. Followed by treatment and prevention methods for Digital Dermatitis, Sole Ulcers, White Line Disease and Non-Specific Lameness.

Completion Date
November 2010

Lead Contractor
The University of Nottingham

Other Delivery Partners
The University of Bristol
Royal Veterinary College

AHDB Dairy


The technical report is available to download.

Related products and resources

Dairyco have developed the DairyCo Healthy Feet Programme (DHFP) which aims to help dairy farmers reduce the number of lame cows on their farms by identifying and applying the right management techniques.

Scientific literature

Huxley, J.N. 2013. Impact of lameness and claw lesions in cow on health and production. Livestock Science.156, 64-70

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