Predisposing factors of laminitis in cattle.

  title={Predisposing factors of laminitis in cattle.},
  author={Jos J. Vermunt and Paul R. Greenough},
  journal={The British veterinary journal},
  volume={150 2},
Laminitis is regarded as a major predisposing factor in lameness caused by claw disorders. Despite intensive study, both by experiment and by clinical observation, knowledge of the precise aetiology and pathogenesis of bovine laminitis is still incomplete. It is often hypothesized that changes in the micro-circulation of the corum (dermis) of the bovine claw contribute significantly to the development of laminitis; arteriovenous anastomoses (AVAs) playing a crucial role. Many factors have been… CONTINUE READING

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