Bovine Laminitis and Lameness

1st Edition

A Hands on Approach

Print ISBN: 9780702027802
eBook ISBN: 9780702032561
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 21st June 2007
Page Count: 328


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.

Key Features

  • Written specifically for people who work with cattle, the book addresses the problem of lameness to help them advise on incidents of herd lameness
  • Includes detailed information on the anatomy of the foot as well as the pathology of the region and all conditions affecting the feet of cattle
  • Features research on the recent advances in livestock production technologies that have implications for causing lameness
  • Over 450 colour images are used to illustrate many disease-producing lesions and add clarity to many other topics
  • Accessible content with concise and comprehensive descriptions makes finding important information easy
  • Colour coded boxes in each chapter highlight vital information in 3 areas: Key Concepts, Technical Comments, and Glossary terms

Table of Contents

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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