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E-Book - Bovine Laminitis and Lameness

E-Book - Bovine Laminitis and Lameness

Paul R. Greenough


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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Laminitis and lameness are the most significant diseases afflicting cattle. BOVINE LAMINITIS AND LAMENESS: A HANDS ON APPROACH PROVIDES veterinarians, researchers and cattle producers with an invaluable and handy resource for managing these problems. With a focus on investigation and control of lameness at the herd level, this book offers guidance on containing situations before they become severe problems within the herd. Based on the most recent research, it also explains how animal behaviour and inadequate production management play important roles in increasing prevalence of lameness and other metabolic diseases.

  • Written specifically for people who work with cattle, the book addresses the problem of lameness to help them advise on incidents of herd lameness
  • Includes detailed information on the anatomy of the foot as well as the pathology of the region and all conditions affecting the feet of cattle
  • Features research on the recent advances in livestock production technologies that have implications for causing lameness
  • Over 450 colour images are used to illustrate many disease-producing lesions and add clarity to many other topics
  • Accessible content with concise and comprehensive descriptions makes finding important information easy
  • Colour coded boxes in each chapter highlight vital information in 3 areas: Key Concepts, Technical Comments, and Glossary terms

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Front Cover Cover
Bovine Laminitis and Lameness: A Hands-on Approach iii
Copyright Page iv
Contents v
Acknowledgements vii
Consulting Editors and Contributors ix
Foreword xi
Chapter 1. Introduction 1
Chapter 2. Microstructure and Function of the Bovine Claw 8
Chapter 3. Characteristics of Lameness 29
Chapter 4. The Laminitis Syndrome 36
Chapter 5. Nutritional Risk Factors 55
Chapter 6. Cow Comfort, Behavior, and Housing 70
Chapter 7. Disorders of the Claw Capsule Associated with Laminitis 84
Chapter 8. Pasture Managed Cattle 107
Chapter 9. Water 120
Chapter 10. Strategic Use of Micronutrient Supplements 125
Chapter 11. Rearing Replacement Stock 134
Chapter 12. Genetic Selection and Conformation 141
Chapter 13. The Downer Cow and Peripheral Neuropathies 155
Chapter 14. Claw Trimming, Foot Baths, Restraint, Bandaging, Lifts, and Shoes 170
Chapter 15. Infectious Diseases and other Conditions Affecting the Interdigital Space 199
Chapter 16. Other Conditions Affecting the Digital Region 221
Chapter 17. Applied Anatomy and Simple Surgical Procedures 241
Chapter 18. Disorders Affecting the Upper Limb 278
Chapter 19. An Approach to Controlling Lameness in a Dairy Herd 295
Index 305