Deciphering digital dermatitis

carolynbarrett4

2gYEcpt

OCTOBER 2016

OCTOBER 2016

Table of

CONTENTS

Features

COVER STORY

6 Deciphering digital dermatitis

Research implicates multiple pathogens, with etiology

changing through stages of disease progression.

14 When not to use ivermectin

Cost-cutting in dairies could motivate illegal use,

risk of residues.

16 Antibiotic rules: Knowledge gap remains

19 Hall of Fame inducts two influential veterinarians

Departments

4 Editorial

24 Nutritionist corner

26 Association update: DCRC

29 Briefs

• Nephrosis cases at the ISU-VDL

• Take a data approach to feeding strategies

• USDA seeks input on animal-health topics

• ’Livestock friendly’ designation appears to

support farm numbers

34 Events

20 Dart debate

Readers defend responsible use of remote drug delivery.

The business and science of

cattle health and well-being

On the Cover

Dr. Paul Plummer and Dr. Jan Shearer study

digital dermatitis and other cattle-lameness

issues at Iowa State University.

PHOTO: AMY VINCHATTLE, AMES, IOWA

Deciphering

digital

dermatitis

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bovinevetonline.com

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