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How to Identify, Prevent and Manage Lameness in Cattle

group of cattle screen shot
Dr. Connie Larson

Global Manager
Research & Nutritional Services (RNS)
Zinpro Corporation

Learn more about lameness in cattle at Zinpro.com and order the Cattle Lameness: Identification, Prevention and Control of Claw Lesions handbook.

Locomotion Scoring Helps Catch Lameness Problems Early

Although animal lameness can be caused by several different factors, its negative impact on animal health, productivity and profitability grows as lameness increases. By regularly using locomotion scoring to understand lameness in dairy cows, beef cattle or swine, you are taking the first step to establishing an effective lameness-reduction program.

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Detect Lameness in Cows Early and Improve Dairy Cow Reproduction Performance

Lameness can have a significant impact on dairy cattle reproductive performance. Detecting lameness early can help improve dairy cow reproduction and reduce the risk of culling. Learn about the many benefits of early lameness detection and find out how performance trace minerals play a part in managing lameness.

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Dairy Cow Hoof Trimming Guide

Long or unbalanced claws can lead to lameness in dairy cows, reduce milk production and lead to early culling from the herd. Learn more about the Five-Step Dutch Hoof Trimming Process and use it to improve your dairy cattle health and performance. 

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