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Harper Adams' Gateway Guide to Preventing Digital Dermatitis costs in dairy cows: a footbathing costs and benefits calculator model

An overview of the University of Reading's online interactive model to support decisions on control of digital dermatitis.

Year of Publication2011

Digital dermatitis and associated lameness is costly to the dairy industry. The use of an interactive cost/benefit model shows how the benefits of health planning and footbath medication can help in the control of digital dermatitis. The hypothetical example provided highlights the costs and benefits of regular use of a footbath in a 200-cow herd. Information is provided on how to access University of Reading's cost/benefit model.

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lameness in dairy cowsdairy cow health
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