Gross-Pathologic and Therapeutic Implications for Uncomplicated White Line Disease in Dairy Cows: A Case Series Study
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 5, September 2013, Pages: 32-35
Received: Aug. 5, 2013;
Published: Sep. 10, 2013
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Mohsen Nouri, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Fateme Katouli, Iranian Arad Pajouh Veterinary University Center, Tehran, Iran
Fahime Zibaee, Iranian Arad Pajouh Veterinary University Center, Tehran, Iran
Iradj Nowrouzian, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Seyed Mohamad Karbalaee Seyed Javad, Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
This short communication describes the gross-pathologic and therapeutic implications of uncomplicated white line diseasein one large dairy herd with records of lameness events over a 7 months period in the vicinity of Tehran, Iran.White line lesions were confirmed on 232 of cows with the lameness score of 3 and 4. The prevalence rate of WL lesions in axial wall at zone 1, apex of toe at zone 1 and abaxial wall at zone 1, 2 and 3 were 53 cases (23.0 %), 44 cases (19.0 %) and 130 cases (58.0 %), respectively. Fourteen percent have been trimmed incorrectly and the sole becomes too thin during trimming. Full treatment results achieved in 87.0 % of cases in an average of 28 days.This study showed that laminitis- associated white line disease response well to appropriate therapy and proper trimming can play an important role for lameness prevention strategies in large dairy herds.
Seyed Mohamad Karbalaee Seyed Javad,
Gross-Pathologic and Therapeutic Implications for Uncomplicated White Line Disease in Dairy Cows: A Case Series Study, Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
Vol. 1, No. 5,
2013, pp. 32-35.
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