Category - hairy
Digital dermatitis, hairy heel warts, heel warts, hairy foot warts, digital warts, strawberry foot, strawberry foot disease, raspberry heel, and interdigital papillomatosis) can be the most common single cause of lameness in a herd. In both cases, the lactating cows feet are notably cleaner and hairy heel warts are not much of a problem compared to my other barn visits. Whether it comes to turning on the scrapers or washing down the barn each day or even treating each case as it pops up, dairy cows need our help when it comes to controlling hairy heel warts. Footbaths for the treatment or control of hairy heel warts (digital dermatitis) in dairy herds summary of seven studies a. Hoffman introduction lameness decreases milk production, reproductive efficiency, and the health and welfare of the dairy cow. Hairy heel warts are a chronic disease, so it will take 60 120 days for that wart to appear after the cow is infected. If you are seeing a flare-up in the lame cows from warts, that tells me that the infection started 2-4 months ago. Digital dermatitis (hairy warts) digital dermatitis is a highly contagious, erosive infection usually affecting the skin on the bulbs of the heel but it can also be found between the digits or in the area of the coronary band. Wallace take home messages major risk factors identified for hairy heel warts are herds larger than 500 cows, purchased replacement heifers, wet and muddy loafing areas, large dairy breeds. No one treatment nor control program will work across all herds. Hairy foot warts may become resistant to treatment with antibiotics over time (shearer and hernandez, 2000). Copper sulfate (cuso 4 ) have been widely used for a number of years. Despite its use throughout the industry, copper sulfate is not an effective treatment for hairy foot warts. Contrary to what the name implies hairy foot warts are not warts at all. The exact causative agent is not known, but evidence suggests that one or more species of spirochete of the genus tre-ponema is responsible. Prevention and treatment of hairy heel warts gene mccluer , extension educator, hardin county, the ohio state university generally speaking, sanitation around the barn remains the backbone of fly control. the prevention and control of digital dermatitis -- a common infectious foot disease in cattle also known as hairy heel warts -- is an important issue in the dairy and beef cattle industries.