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Journal:   JOURNAL OF LARGE ANIMAL CLINICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH (JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE)   FALL 2007 , Volume 1 , Number 3; Page(s) 23 To 29.
 
Paper: 

CLINICAL EVALUATION OF THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF DICHLOROPHEN SPRAY IN TREATMENT OF DIGITAL DERMATITIS IN DAIRY COWS

 
Author(s):  GHASHGHAEI A.*
 
* SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, RAZI UNIVERSITY, KERMANSHAH, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Digital dermatitis (DD) is one of the most important infectious diseases of feet region in dairy cows with a lot of economic losses. Many therapeutic methods have been experienced for treatment and control of disease. Among them, antibiotics as foot bath or by local spraying have had better results. But residues in milk, meat and bacterial resistance must not be ignored as sequels of using antibiotics. Because of these problems, this study was performed to examine the therapeutic effects of commercial Dichlorophen spray for treatment of DD in cows. Forty cows with clinical lameness due to digital dermatitis were chosen and divided into four equal groups (3 treatment groups and the fourth group as control). After washing the affected feet with running water, the heel and pastern areas were sprayed with commercial Dichlorophen (contains Dichlorophen 7.5% w/v) for one, two and three days in groups 1, 2 and 3 respectively. In control group distilled waterwas sprayed in the area for 3 days. One week after the beginning of the treatment, cows were examined clinically. Lameness in all treated cows was abolished except the controls. Examination of feet lesions showed improvement in group 1 and much more improvements in group 2, and signs of fresh lesions especially in periphery of the healed areas were observed. Improvement was complete in group 3 and no signs of fresh lesions were observed. Also, no signs of healing were observed in controls. Based on the results of this study, for treatment of sporadic cases of DD with commercial dichlorophen spray, it is recommended that this agent should be applied at least for three consecutive days.

 
Keyword(s): DIGITAL DERMATITIS, DAIRY COWS, DICHLOROPHEN
 
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