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

@inproceedings{Frankena1993ACS,
  title={A cross-sectional study of prevalence and risk factors of dermatitis interdigitalis in female dairy calves in The Netherlands.},
  author={Klaas Frankena and Klaas A.S. van Keulen and J. Noordhuizen and E. N. Noordhuizen-Stassen and Jan Gundelach and Douwe-Jan de Jong and Irma Saedt},
  year={1993}
}
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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