Combating Digital Dermatitis

Digital Dermatitis (DD) – also known as “hairy heel warts” – produces painful lesions that can lead to lameness in dairy and beef cattle. The impact of lameness on animal performance is costly and wide-reaching. Most notably, this includes decreased milk production and poor reproductive performance in dairy cattle, and decreased feed intake and lowered average daily gain in feedlot cattle. Among researchers and industry advocates, it is widely recognized as the most prevalent infectious claw lesion in the world.

Understand and Identify Digital Dermatitis

Understanding how to identify the presence and severity of digital dermatitis is key to keeping the disease under control. From calves to heifers and lactating cows to dry cows, an integrated prevention strategy that manages risk factors to help control digital dermatitis is imperative. Get more information on how to battle digital dermatitis and protect your profits.

Download your free copy of Digital Dermatitis: The Dynamics of Digital Dermatitis in Dairy Cattle and the Manageable State of Disease whitepaper by Dörte Döpfer, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

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