Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Footrot, Foul foot of cattle, Cattle diseases

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Although it cannot be regarded as a disease of serious economic importance, footrot in cattle may at times become a source of considerable loss to individual dairy farmers. The occurrence of the disease is usually confined to a small number of isolated cases which may make their appearance in the herd during the course of the season, but sometimes it assumes what has been described as a contagious form in which a large number of animals may become affected in rapid succession.

[Reprinted from "The Journal of Agriculture of Western Australia/' Vol. 27 (Second Series), No. 3, September, 1950.]