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Effect of location on severity and prognosis of limb cellulitis in six cows
  1. JA Nguhiu-Mwangi and
  2. PM Mbithi
  1. Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, Kenya.


Six dairy cows with limb cellulitis responded differently to treatment. The location of the cellulitis on the limb seemed to influence the course, severity and prognosis of the disease, as judged by its responsiveness to therapy. Cellulitis which extended from the coronet to above the carpus or hock was more severe and had a poorer prognosis than cellulitis distal to these joints. The degree of lameness exhibited by the cows indicated the severity and extent of the underlying cellulitis.

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