Appropriate assessment at the chute side and standardized reporting can help cut the incidence of lameness, which now costs farmers an average of $300-$500 per cow
by SUSAN MANN
What do a korn, tyloma and interdigital hyperplasia all have in common? They are three different names for the same hoof problem – a piece of flesh protruding from between a cow’s toes.
But the days when certain foot problems had several different names are numbered. At their recent annual meeting, members of the Ontario
Hoof Trimmers Guild agreed to adopt a standardized system for identifying foot problems in cattle; the Foot Atlas system and lesion identification chart.