Controlling hairy heel warts in dairy cattle – Grainews


Hairy heel wart, also known as strawberry foot disease, is a digital dermatitis which affects the heel tissues above and proximal to the meeting of the hoof claws (interdigital space). It’s a rather insidious virus, specifically a bacterium in the spirochete family called treponema. It is highly contagious and can spread rapidly to susceptible animals such as dairy cattle around calving, first-calf replacement heifers and malnourished cattle. Interestingly, some infected cattle do not show clinical lesions, yet are contagious carriers often to break with disease later on when they become stressed………..

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