Foot issues?

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Re: Foot issues?

Postby wbvs58 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:10 pm

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wbvs58 wrote:Shave away a bit of hair over the coronary band and see if you can see any sign of scar/ injury around where that groove originates. The rings in the hoof wall suggest some systemic problem.

Ken

Thank you, should I mess with anything or just leave her alone?


If she is not lame not much you can do other than give it time and see if things grow out, though that groove all the way down suggests that there is some damage to the coronary band and the hoof will continue to grow that way.

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Re: Foot issues?

Postby angus9259 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:18 pm

I have heavy clay ground and get a lot of fissures like that. They never seem to slow anyone down so I don't mess with them. Scissor claw on the other hand isn't something that tends to end well.
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby angus9259 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:28 pm

Merk Vet Manual and others call them sand cracks. Essentially: happens to a lot of cattle. Generally leave them be and they will be fine.

https://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/2016/1 ... in-hooves/
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/musculosk ... -in-cattle
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:43 pm

Thanks all, I wish I'd of never looked at her feet, If a cow isn't limping I never look at their feet. She walked over to the cart yesterday looking for treat and I noticed the crack. I checked her twice today and she show's no problems yet.
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Re: Foot issues?

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:30 pm

She may never have a problem. One of those "benign neglect" issues.
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