Cattle producers should examine animals for signs of foot rot

 


The excessive amounts of rainfall that have inundated parts of Oklahoma over the past few weeks is a warning sign for cattle producers to keep an eye out for lameness in their animals.

“Lameness is the first sign of foot rot, an acute and highly infectious disease,” said Dr. Barry Whitworth, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension veterinarian and food animal quality and health specialist. “This extremely painful condition can become chronic if treatment is not provided, allowing other foot structures to become negatively affected. This may result in permanent problems and sho...



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