Footrot in Ruminants – Biological Times

Footrot in Ruminants

Publication Date : 27/06/2023

Author(s) :

Gulzar Ali Junejo, Majid Hussain Soomro.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 6
(06 - 2023)

Abstract :

The footrot is a disease that only affects ruminants and is highly contagious. Dichelobacter nodosus, a Gram-negative anaerobic bacterium, is responsible for the condition. Footrot typically appear within two to three weeks under ideal circumstances. Warm, humid environments are ideal for footrot. Affected animals frequently graze while resting on their Carpi and exhibit varying degrees of lameness. Interdigital swelling (benign foot rot) to complete horn show underrunning in advanced stages of virulent footrot are some of the local clinical signs. The disease results in significant financial losses for the wool, meat, and dairy industries. This review provides a summary and discussion of strategies for treatment and prevention. Keywords: Footrot, Etiology, Preventive strategies

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