1219: More concentrated copper sulphate solution reduces digital dermatitis when levels are very high

This paper is summarised from Speijers MHM, Baird LG, Logue DN, O’Connell NE: “Effectiveness of different footbath solutions in the treatment of digital dermatitis in dairy cows.” delivered at this year’s British Society of Animal Science’s annual conference, held at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Year of Publication2011

Foot-bathing in a 5% compared to a 2% copper sulphate solution is more effective at reducing digital dermatitis in dairy cows when incidence levels are very high, although at moderate levels a 2% solution is just as effective.

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