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Ask The Vet
Mon Dec 17, 2012 02:53 PM CST

QUESTION: I started feeding my herd range meal in July after eight weeks of drought. Shortly after, we had two hurricanes and 13 inches of rain. About 10 of my 38 cows came down with sore feet and swollen ankles. When we gave each cow 48 cc of LA-200, the problem went away. Is this weather-related or something to do with the range meal?

ANSWER: I doubt the feed has anything to do with your problem. This really sounds like a classic case of foot rot. The feet get hard, dry ...

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