Many hoof problems can be avoided with good conformation and management practices.

Many hoof problems can be avoided with good conformation and management practices.

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More than 90 percent of lameness problems in cattle originate in the feet. Lameness takes a toll on herd production, whether in beef or dairy cattle. Research at Michigan State University Michigan State University, at East Lansing; a few years ago showed that lame cows were 16 times more likely to exceed herd average for days open (being slower to breed back) and nine times more likely to exceed herd average for services per pregnancy–and eight times more likely to be culled than non-lame herd mates.

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