Dechra publishes new resources in the fight against digital dermatitis

Dechra publishes new resources in the fight against digital dermatitis

09 January 2017

A pharmaceutical manufacturer behind two products for cattle with digital dermatitis has released a free guide and poster for vets to provide extra support to clients treating the disease.

Dechra Veterinary Products has produced a new Best Practice Guide to Digital Dermatitis booklet and A3 poster that vets can share with anyone who is using TAF Spray® and Cyclo Spray® in their treatment regime.

Both resources contain a step-by-step illustrated guide to successful treatment. The downloadable booklet contains a wealth of information and answers frequently asked questions about the disease.

TAF Spray is a next generation antibiotic wound treatment featuring Thiamphenicol that can be used for superficial wound infections in horses, cattle, goats, sheep and pigs. It is suitable to treat infections of the claw and hoof in cattle, goats and sheep such as foot rot, interdigital dermatitis and digital dermatitis.

Cyclo Spray can be used to treat superficial claw/hoof infections, in particular interdigital dermatitis (foot rot) in sheep and digital dermatitis in cattle. It prevents infections of superficial traumatic or surgical wounds caused by micro-organisms sensitive to chlortetracycline.

Dechra Brand Manager Emma Jennings said: “We have developed these resources to help veterinary professionals provide an extra layer of support to their clients.

“A significant number of farmers are dealing with digital dermatitis in their herds on a daily basis. It is highly contagious and causes severe lameness so we were keen to produce some resources that would support farmers in their ongoing efforts to stamp out the disease.

“Cattle lameness is recognised as one of the most significant welfare and productivity issues in farming.

“Both the booklet and the poster are free to download and go hand in hand with TAF Spray and Cyclo Spray to provide a highly effective treatment plan.”

To download the free resources, visit