A cross-sectional study of prevalence and risk factors of dermatitis interdigitalis in female dairy calves in the Netherlands

@article{Frankena1993ACS,
  title={A cross-sectional study of prevalence and risk factors of dermatitis interdigitalis in female dairy calves in the Netherlands},
  author={K. Frankena and Klaas A.S. van Keulen and J. Noordhuizen and E. Noordhuizen-Stassen and J. Gundelach and Douwe-Jan de Jong and I. Saedt},
  journal={Preventive Veterinary Medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={17},
  pages={137-144}
}
  • K. Frankena, Klaas A.S. van Keulen, +4 authors I. Saedt
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • Preventive Veterinary Medicine
  • Abstract The hind claws of 1141 female dairy breeding calves, between 2.5 and 12 months of age, were examined for symptoms of dermatitis interdigitalis (DI). The mean prevalence in calves was 67.1% (±2.7% for 95% confidence interval). The prevalence of DI increased with age and eventually almost all 1-year-old animals were affected in at least one claw. Logistic regression modelling revealed that the presence of DI and sole haemorrhages were related positively. Large between-herd variation… CONTINUE READING
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