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Table 5 Prevalence of lameness, pericarpal and peritarsal swellings, asymmetric claws, corkscrewed claws and claw lesions on individual and herd level recorded at claw trimming of 362 animals in 12 Norwegian beef-cow herds (2003)

From: Claw and limb disorders in 12 Norwegian beef-cow herds

Disorder Individual prevalence (%) Herd prevalence*
  Front claws Mean (SD) Hind claws Mean (SD) Min Max
Lameness 0 (0) 1.1 (10.5) 0 5.1
Pericarpal and peritarsal swellings 0.3 (5.3) 0 (0) 0 1.3
Asymmetric claws 4.4 (20.6) 6.9 (25.4) 0 47.4
Corkscrewed claws 0 4.2 (20.0) 0 26.7
Infectious claw lesions 1.7 (12.8) 16.3 (37.0) 0 58.2
   Dermatitis 0 (0) 2.2 (14.7) 0 7.6
   Heel-horn erosions 1.7 (12.8) 16.1 (36.8) 0 57
Laminitis-related claw lesions 2.2 (14.7) 16.9 (37.5) 0 60.6
   Haemorrhages of the white line 0.8 (9.1) 3.0 (17.2) 0 18.2
   Haemorrhages of the sole 0.6 (7.4) 7.8 (26.8) 0 25.0
   Sole ulcers 0.3 (5.3) 1.4 (11.7) 0 6.7
   White-line fissures 0.8 (9.1) 8.3 (27.6) 0 36.4
   Double sole 0 1.4 (11.7) 0 12.5
  1. *Herd prevalence is calculated as percentage of cows with lesions