AIP in the Feedlot

Dr. Cody Creelman discussing diagnosing and treatment of AIP in the feedlot.


Infected animals will be acutely lame. The foot will be swollen to the point where the two claws are forced apart. On close examination, the foot will be hot and show a split in the skin between the two claws. Pus may or may not be draining from it. There is often a putrid, rotting smell coming from the wound. If the necrotic lesion is located in the anterior region of the interdigital space, the distal interphalangeal joint can become infected. Not all cases of lameness are footrot and thus may not require antibiotic therapy. However with close clinical inspection of the affected claw, a diagnosis can be made. Differential diagnosis in the...