Hairy Heel Wart Symposium videos and material available for viewing


Cocked rear ankle of beef steer.

A cocked ankle when standing is typical with DD.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Jan Shearer,
DVM at Iowa State University.

ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Whether you were unable to attend the Hairy Heel Wart and Cattle Lameness Symposium on June 28 or you were there and would like to refresh your recollection on the topics and speakers, we have just the thing. Four archived videos and one presentation in pdf are now available.

The archived sessions are broken into four separate videos for easy viewing:

  • Iowa Beef Council Research and Diagnostics
  • Diagnosis of Hairy Heel Wart and Other Cattle Lameness Issues
  • Hairy Heel Wart Prevention and Treatment
  • Open Discussion of Future Needs

Find these links on the Iowa Beef Center website's cattle health page under general health. You also can find the videos on the IBC YouTube channel in the Hairy Heel Wart and Lameness playlist.

There is no cost to view the materials. Funding for the symposium was provided by the CheckOff administered by the Iowa Beef Industry Council.

 For more information, contact Beth Doran, beef specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, at 712-737-4230 or email


The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit

Beth Doran, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, 712-737-4230,

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