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Digit amputation

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Synonym(s): Digi amp


Digit amputation

Digital amputation is the surgical removal of the digit/claw. With appropriate candidate selection, amputation of the digit provides pain relief, improved welfare, improved production, and often a return to almost 100% normal gait.

Digit post-amputation ©Ash Phipps

Introduction

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What are the objectives of digital amputation? 

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What does the procedure involve?

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Will my vet use anesthesia, pain relief and pain control?

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What aftercare will be needed?

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Can the animal go back in the herd?

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What complications/reasons for failure are involved?

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