Background: The ruminant claw horn lesions seriously diminish histological structure and functional efficiency of the digital
cushion of the dairy cows.
Objective: To investigate histological and histochemical properties of the digital cushion in the dairy cow with claw horn
lesions, such as white line disease, sole damage and hemorrhage.
Results: The results showed that digital cushion loses its normal histological structure in claw horn lesions.
Conclusion: Further biochemical, physiological and feeding studies on the experimentally induced claw horn lesions are
necessary to understand the nature of the events playing roles involving animal feeding in the development of the lesions, to develop
new animal feeding strategies aiming to protect and maintain the normal structure of the digital cushion.”