Nutrition affects more than just the cow’s digestive system. The effects of an imbalanced diet can be seen throughout the animals’ body. Of particular interest are concentrates, such as grain-based feed ingredients, that typically contain high amounts of sugar and starch.
Hoof Health & Nutrition is one of several factsheets in a hoof health series called “Walking Strong” developed by UW-Extension Dairy Team members. Other factsheets include:
- Economics of Dairy Cattle Hoof Health
- Footbath Management
- Hoof Health & Housing
- Ideal Footbath
- Proper Foot Wrap Application
- Recording Hoof Health Events
For more information regarding hoof health and/or animal well-being, visit UW-Extension Animal Well-being and Herd Health.