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Dairy Cow Health and Welfare
Non-healing hoof lesions in dairy cows
  1. Owen Atkinson
  1. Lambert, Leonard and May Farm Vets, Broughall, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4AQ
  1. e-mail: owen{at}

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I WAS interested to read Roger Blowey's letter about non-healing hoof lesions in dairy cows (VR, November 12, 2011, vol 169, p 534). I concur that non-healing hoof lesions, particularly necrotic toe, now far outstrip other lesions as a reason for amputating digits, in our practice at least. In addition, several farmers comment that necrotic toe is one of their largest concerns with respect to lameness in their herds, particularly because of the protracted …

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