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Dr-Bonk, Veterinarian
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 236
Experience:  Five years as a veterinarian performing farm calls for livestock, including herd health checks, vaccinations, and pregnancy testing. Also operate a small cow/calf operation.
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I have a Jersey dairy heifer approx. 1 year old her hoof

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I have a Jersey dairy heifer approx. 1 year old her hoof nails are peeling off she has lost 1 out of 8 nails and all the rest are peeling off.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Bonk. I'm very sorry to hear about your calf. I have a few questions for you to help narrow this down.

Is there any heat, swelling or abrasions between the toes or at the hair line? Does she have access to a mineral supplement designed for dairy cattle? Any chance she has been eating fescue hay or pasture?

Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?