Effect of Paste or Wrap Oxytetracycline Treatment on Papillomatous Digital Dermatitis
Keywords:hoof health, foot, lesion, lameness, papillomatous digital dermatitis, PDD, oxytetracycline, powder, paste
Papillomatous digital dermatitis (PDD) is a contagious and painful foot lesion causing lameness in cattle. One of the common treatments for PDD is oxytetracycline powder held onto the hoof with a bandage wrap. The objective of this study was to determine if application of oxytetracycline in a topical paste without bandaging would be as effective as the wrap for the treatment of PDD.