Pay attention to cow stance

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If a cow walks or stands with one front foot placed directly in front of the other front foot she’s telling you her feet hurt, says Jan Shearer, extension veterinarian, University of Florida.

Cows do this to redistribute their weight in order to lessen the pain felt in a sore claw or hoof. Two additional stances which indicate sore feet are: cows that stand with their hind feet spread wider than their rump or pins with the toes turned out a bit, and cows that stand with their hind toes pointed out so that their hocks nearly touch when viewed from behind.


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