Lameness is a major challenge in dairy herds globally.
Digital dermatitis (DD), more commonly known as
Mortellaro, is an infectious condition and one of the
major causes of lameness, reducing mobility, comfort,
feed intake milk yield, and fertility. This infectious
condition can spread quickly through the entire herd
and can reduce milk yield by at least one litre per cow
per day. George Shaw at Provita Eurotech Ltd
summarises key points from presentations and
scientific posters from researchers across the globe
that could help farmers tackle lameness in their herds.