Lameness is one of the most costly diseases affecting cattle and cases are increasing as dairy cows spend more time confined to concrete instead of grassy pasture. The economic impact of lameness is significant. Preventive hoof care is increasingly practiced in modern dairy farming and is now recognized as a necessary investment in herd health. This book includes contemporary information on common lameness conditions of cattle and emphasizes the practical aspect of functional and corrective trimming. Additionally it covers the anatomy and pathology of the bovine foot with illustrations of anatomical features as well as detailed photographs of lesions.
Sarel R. Van Amstel BVSc, Dip. Med. Vet., M. Med. Vet., Diplomate ABVP, is Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee. J.K. Shearer DVM, MS is Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida.