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Digital dermatitis
Foot bathing dairy cows with antibiotics
  1. Menno Holzhauer1
  1. 1GD Animal Health,, Arnsbergstraat 7, 7418 EZ Deventer, The Netherlands
  1. E-mail for correspondence: m.holzhauer{at}

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Digital dermatitis, a very painful infectious claw lesion, is a serious problem in dairy production in many countries (including The Netherlands). The average prevalence is 10 to 30 per cent.1,2 Traditionally, footbaths with antibiotics and disinfectants have been used to control contagious hoof disorders3,4 (Fig 1). However, with the scientific education …

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