Review of digital anatomy, infectious causes of lameness, and regional intravenous perfusion in cattle

  • Katharine M. Simpson Livestock Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, 300 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1678
  • Robert N. Streeter Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital, 2065 W. Farm Rd., Stillwater, OK 74078
  • Meredyth L. Jones Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital, 2065 W. Farm Rd., Stillwater, OK 74078
  • Jared D. Taylor Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, 114 McElroy Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078
  • Robert J. Callan Livestock Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, 300 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1678
  • Timothy N. Holt Livestock Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, 300 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1678
Keywords: lameness, cattle, regional perfusion, local anesthesia

Abstract

Digital disorders in cattle constitute the majority of lameness issues that bovine practitioners will encounter.  Treatment of many digital infections in cattle can be facilitated in part by regional limb perfusions of either local anesthetics, antibiotics, or both. This article reviews infectious causes of digital disease, relevant clinical anatomy, use of various perfusates and tourniquet types in regional intravenous perfusions in cattle, and potential complications associated with the procedure.

Author Biographies

Katharine M. Simpson, Livestock Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, 300 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1678

Assistant Professor

Robert N. Streeter, Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital, 2065 W. Farm Rd., Stillwater, OK 74078

Clinical Associate Professor

Meredyth L. Jones, Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital, 2065 W. Farm Rd., Stillwater, OK 74078

Associate Professor

Jared D. Taylor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, 114 McElroy Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078

Associate Professor

Robert J. Callan, Livestock Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, 300 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1678

Professor

Timothy N. Holt, Livestock Medicine and Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, 300 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1678

Associate Professor

Published
2020-02-01
How to Cite
Simpson, K. M., Streeter, R. N., Jones, M. L., Taylor, J. D., Callan, R. J., & Holt, T. N. (2020). Review of digital anatomy, infectious causes of lameness, and regional intravenous perfusion in cattle. The Bovine Practitioner, 54(1), 17-29. https://doi.org/10.21423/bovine-vol54no1p17-29
Section
Articles