In outbreaks of disease, foot bathing is necessary to prevent animals from becoming chronically infected. But foot baths should always be used routinely as a measure to control infectious hoof diseases and not to cure them, just as teat dips are used daily to control mastitis. Foot baths are not a substitute for good hygiene management, but they do assist in the control of the environmental factors that make hoof management so complex.
year : 2015
Status : On Going