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What is lameness?

What is lameness?

Lameness can affect many animals including cows, horses and sheep.

Lame cows may be in pain and have difficulty walking, so farmers take care to treat them. They also focus on preventative care and 'cow pedicures' are becoming a common feature on dairy farms. This involves using foot trimmers and footbaths.

The incidence of lameness in cattle has decreased in recent years.