It is the result of skin and superficial tissues necrosis by low temperatures.
Ears, tail, and feet are the most vulnerable areas. The frostbite is common on farms with extensive outdoors production.
- At first, the skin becomes pale and then bright red, inflamed and painful.
- If exposure to low temperatures continues, the affected tissues die and a line of separation between the damaged tissues and healthy tissues appears.
- It can lead to secondary skin infections.
Causes / Contributing Factors
Exposure to low temperatures.
It is based on skin lesions and a history of exposure to cold temperatures.
- Cover affected areas with an antiseptic cream.
- It may be necessary to use topical antibiotics to control infections.
- Move affected animals inside the building.
- Protect the animals from the cold environment.