Measurements of forelimb claw dimensions in cows using a standardised sole thickness: a post-mortem study.

@article{Nuss2011MeasurementsOF,
  title={Measurements of forelimb claw dimensions in cows using a standardised sole thickness: a post-mortem study.},
  author={Kevin Nuss and Carola Sauter-Louis and Bruno Sigmund},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={190 1},
  pages={
          84-9
        }
}
Measurements of both front feet of slaughtered German Simmental cattle (17 heifers, 13 cows) were carried out to document the normal shape and size of the forelimb claws and to gain information about function and possible predisposition to disease. Only clinically normal feet were examined, and a standardised sole thickness of 5mm at the tip and 8mm in the heel region in both claws was established as a reference. The dorsal wall length, dorsal wall angle, heel length, height and width, sole and… CONTINUE READING
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