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Bovine Laminitis and Lameness

A Hands on Approach

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Laminitis and lameness are the most significant diseases afflicting cattle. BOVINE LAMINITIS AND LAMENESS: A HANDS ON APPROACH PROVIDES veterinarians, researchers and cattle producers with an invaluable and handy resource for managing these problems. With a focus on investigation and control of lameness at the herd level, this book offers guidance on containing situations before they become severe problems within the herd. Based on the most recent research, it also explains how animal behaviour and inadequate production management play important roles in increasing prevalence of lameness and other metabolic diseases.

The practicing veterinarian; the progressive cattle producer and the livestock specialist.


Published: June 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2780-2


  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    Chapter 2 Microstructure and Function of the Bovine Claw
    Chapter 3 Characteristics of Lameness
    Chapter 4 The Laminitis Syndrome
    Chapter 5 Nutritional Risk Factors
    Chapter 6 Cow Comfort, Behavior and Housing
    Chapter 7 Disorders of the Claw Capsule Associated with Laminitis
    Chapter 8 Pasture Managed Cattle
    Chapter 9 Water
    Chapter 10 Strategic Use of Micronutrient Supplements
    Chapter 11 Rearing Replacement Stock - Heifers
    Chapter 12 Genetic Selection and Conformation
    Chapter 13 The Downer Cow and Peripheral Neuropathies
    Chapter 14 Claw Trimming, Foot Baths, Restraint, Bandaging, Lifts and Shoes
    Chapter 15 Infectious Diseases and other Conditions Affecting the Interdigital Space
    Chapter 16 Other Conditions Affecting the Digital Region
    Chapter 17 Applied Anatomy and Simple Surgical Procedures
    Chapter 18 Disorders Affecting the Upper Limb
    Chapter 19 An Approach to Controlling Lameness in a Dairy Herd


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