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Inflammation of the soft highly vascular sensitive tissues that connect the bone to the hoof. It is an uncommon but very painful condition causing animals to walk on their knees.


Piglets, Weaners & Growers
  • N/A
  • Animals walking on their knees. Reluctant to stand.
  • Lameness.
  • Pain over hooves.

Causes / Contributing factors

  • The cause is unknown.


This is based on the clinical signs.

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