The issue is commonly thought of as a problem in the dairy industry, but it's impacting beef as well.
Body condition is an important consideration when deciding when a dairy animal retires into her “second career”.
What happens to calves in the last three months before they are born can influence their own lifetime outcomes, and even those of their offspring.
Since there are no good options for pain control, polled genetics is likely the best long-term solution.
The systems reduce air bacterial counts and noxious agents in barns by driving fresh, outside air into the microenvironment of the calf.
While there may not be a cure for this lameness causing disease, digital dermatitis can be easy to manage if you know what to look for.
Scientists plan to use an industry wide dairy survey to identify critical areas in the industry and help minimize further health issues, labor disruptions, milk supply shortages and economic risks