Silent killer of heifers

A number of herds of heifers are getting constant flares of outbreaks of Digital Dermatitis (DD) throughout the year.

Most people will feel that they are doing an adequate amount to control DD in their herd, but not many are doing anything with their heifers or dry cows. Let’s not forget too, that we are seeing a number of beef herds suffering with DD too and that is undoubtedly extending their time to finish.

Here in the Crediton Milling Ruminant Nutrition office, we work closely with the team at Zinpro who have been working on a theory for the last 10 years that they could restrict the effect of DD in all systems if they could reduce its spread during its earliest opportunities to infect young animals.

Read the full article about Digital Dermatitis here.