Estimating withdrawal period after topical application of oxytetracycline for digital dermatitis treatment

Estimating withdrawal period after topical application of oxytetracycline for digital dermatitis treatment

Digital dermatitis (DD) is a polybacterial disease that affects the skin on the heels of cattle. Round lesions occur along the coronary band of the claws, above the interdigital space next to the heel bulbs. It was first described in Italy in 1974 by Cheli and Morterallo, and it has become a growing problem worldwide for the dairy industry.

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