Focus on hoof care – Part 5: Vertical fissures

Focus on hoof care – Part 5: Vertical fissures

In last’s month’s article I focussed on horizontal fissures in dairy and beef cattle. There is a difference between horizontal and vertical fissures, and I want to explain the latter in more detail. A vertical fissure can be described as a fissure or crack on the claw. In the early stages this is only visible…