By Ben Chehida, N. and Chehida, N. B. and Guesmi, R. and Malek, A. and Zrelli, M., Recueil De Medecine Veterinaire, 1994
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Of 1280 cows examined between October, 1991, and April, 1992, on 6 farms, 95 (7.4%) showed lameness. The lameness did not originate in the foot in only 4 cases. Lameness was most frequent (18.2%) on a farm with tethered housing, with short stalls and concrete flooring. The commonest disorders were interdigital dermatitis (17%), interdigital necrobacillosis (13.7%), circumscribed pododermatitis (12.9%), and interdigital hyperplasia (10.5%). The lesions were in hind limbs in 74.2% of the cases, with the lateral claw of a hind limb being affected in 64.2% of the cases. All forelimb lesions were on a medial claw. Nearly 73% of the cases of lameness occurred in the first 4 months of lactation
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