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Tips for treating foot rot

Kansas State University veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek says that a bacterial infection that causes lameness in calves could be decreasing the breeding effectiveness of the cow herd and costing producers’ profits.

Hanzlicek refers to a recent research stocker calf project indicating that lame calves gained one-half pound less than their healthy counterparts.

“When we talk about infectious lameness in cow-calf herds — especially on pasture — we’re talking about foot rot,” Hanzlicek says. “There is another infectious…

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