There is no doubt that Cowslips are the leading prosthetic device forlameness in New Zealand cows. Cowslip was developed in UK by Dr ErnieLogan in the late 1980s, and is now used worldwide. Before fitting aCowslip the hoof should be lifted and cleaned, and the cause of thelameness determined. (A Cowslip should not be applied until the damagedhoof area is identified, as accidental application to the damaged clawcould exacerbate the injury.) Application of the Cowslip to the healthyclaw allows relief of load-bearing on the damaged claw so that healingcan occur. Instructions for application are as follows: 1. Afterascertaining and treating the injured claw, clean and trim the healthyclaw until the Cowslip is a good fit. 2. Wipe the claw with acetone ormethylated spirits if required, to dry it completely. 3. Mix the liquidand powder ingredients in the Cowslip until consistent. 4. Press theCowslip firmly onto the healthy claw. Tap the toe firmly to ensure thefit is tight. 5. Leave the foot raised for 2-3 minutes to ensure glue isset, then lower to a load-bearing position for another 2-3 minutes. Thecow can then be released. The Cowslip will slough-off of its own accordin two or three weeks, by which time the affected claw should haverecovered. Use the Cowslip ´Original´ for all regular-size cows, ´Plus´for large and heavy cows, and ´X-large´ for very large and heavyanimals.