ICAR Claw Health Key

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Code
(ICAR Central Health Key)
Technical term Synonyms, explanations
1.10.05.07. Asymmetric claws (AC) Significant difference in width, height and/or length between outer and inner claw which cannot be balanced by trimming
1.10.06.09.02.01. Concave dorsal wall (CD) Concave shape of the dorsal wall
1.10.05.04. Corkscrew claw (CC) Any torsion of either the outer or inner claw. The dorsal edge of the wall deviates from a straight line
1.10.07.10 Digital dermatitis (DD) Dermatitis digitalis, Mortellaro disease, Strawberry disease, infection of the digital and/or interdigital skin with erosion, mostly painful ulcerations and/or chronic hyperkeratosis/proliferation
1.10.07.11. Interdigital / superficial dermatitis (ID) All kind of mild dermatitis around the claws that is not classified as digital dermatitis
1.10.06.07. Double sole (DS) Underrun sole, two or more layers of under-run sole horn
1.10.07.09. Heel horn erosion (HHE) Erosio ungulae, slurry heel, erosion of the bulbs, in severe cases typically V-shaped, possibly extending to the corium
1.10.06.15. Horn fissure (HF) Crack in the claw wall
1.10.06.15.01.02. Axial horn fissure (HFA) Vertical (longitudinal) crack in the inner claw wall
1.10.06.15.02. Horizonal horn fissure (HFH) Horizontal sandcrack / horizontal crack in the claw wall
1.10.06.15.01.01 Vertical horn fissure (HFV) Vertical sandcrack, vertical (longitudinal) crack in the outer or dorsal claw wall
1.10.06.10. Interdigital hyperplasia (IH) Corns, tyloma, interdigital fibroma, interdigital growth of fibrous tissue
1.10.07.08.03. Interdigital phlegmon (IP) Foul-in-the-foot, footrot, interdigital panaritium, inflammatory edema in the interdigital space, symmetric painful swelling of the foot commonly accompanied with odorous smell with sudden onset of lameness
1.10.05.06. Scissor claws (SC) Tip of toes crossing each other
1.10.06.16. Sole hemorrhage (SH) Sole bruising, diffused and/or circumscribed red or yellow discoloration of the sole and/or white line
1.10.06.16.01. Sole hemorrhage diffused form (SHD) Diffused light red to yellowish discoloration
1.10.06.16.02. Sole hemorrhage circumscribed form (SHC) Clear differentiation between discolored and normal colored horn
1.10.07.08. Swelling of coronet and/or bulb (SW) Digital phlegmon, panaritium, digital inflammatory edema, uni- or bilateral swelling of tissue above horn capsule which may be caused by different conditions
1.10.07.01. Ulcer (U) Pododermatitis circumscripta purulenta (circumscribed purulent inflammation of the corium of the claws), ulceration of the sole area specified according to localization (zones) such as bulb ulcer, sole ulcer, toe ulcer/necrosis
1.10.07.03. Sole ulcer (SU) Pododermatitis solearis circumscripta purulenta et necroticans (circumscribed purulent and necrotizing inflammation of the corium of the claws), penetration through the sole horn exposing fresh or necrotic corium
1.10.07.03.04. Bulb ulcer (BU) Pododermatitis pulvinalis circumscripta purulenta et necroticans (circumscribed purulent and necrotizing inflammation of the corium of the claws at the bulb), heel ulcer, ulcer located at the bulb
1.10.07.03.01. Toe ulcer (TU) Pododermatitis solearis circumscripta purulenta et necroticans (circumscribed purulent and necrotizing inflammation of the corium of the claws at the toe), ulcer located at the toe
1.10.07.12.01. Toe necrosis (TN) Necrosis of the tip of the toe with affection of bone tissue
1.10.05.08. Thin sole (TS) Sole horn yields (feels spongy) when finger pressure is applied
1.10.12. White line disease (WL) Separation of the white line with or without purulent exudation
1.10.12.01. White line fissure (WLF) Separation of the white line which remains after balancing both soles
1.10.12.02. White line abscess (WLA) Pododermatitis purulenta (septica) circumscripta parietalis et abaxialis, necro-purulent inflammation of the corium

 

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