Jan. 15 2015
Lameness and hoof health have garnered a great deal of attention in recent years. At the Vita Plus Dairy Summit, veterinarian Gerard Cramer discussed how we can address hoof health globally. An often-mentioned...
Aug. 5 2014
It takes preventative strategies and early detection to keep cows walking comfortably on all four feet. Do lame cows get better on their own? According to Gerard Cramer, D.V.M, associate professor from...
June 2 2014
Lameness is a costly disease that impacts cow productivity in terms of milk production, reproduction and culling value. According to Gerard Cramer, D.V.M., associate professor from the University of Minnesota,...
Oct. 25 2011
The new footbath model recommends a 10- to 12-foot length, 10-inch depth, 24-inch width, and one removable sidewall. Both sidewalls should be angled in, starting at about 3 feet above the floor of the...
April 14 2010
Claw disorders generally are related to a combination of rumen acidosis issues and problems that result in too much weight being handled by parts of the hoof. Infections, such as warts, foot rot, heal...