TITLE

Foot Rot

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Foot Rot, an acute bacterial infection of the toes and hooves of cattle, sheep, and swine. Severe lameness develops when sores appear between the toes or in the soft tissue of the heel. The infected tissue is ulcerated and inflamed, and the wall of the hoof may fall off. Treatment requires trimming away the hoof to expose the diseased tissue, applying antibiotic ointment, and bandaging the infected area. Injections of penicillin or streptomycin are also administered. Animals exposed to the bacteria should be walked through a foot bath containing a solution of either copper sulfate or formalin.
ACCESSION #
37309412

 

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