The Farmhand™ cotton hoof bandage was developed especially for the treatment of interdigital dermatitis in dairy herds. Interdigital dermatitis was a relatively uncommon disease in New Zealand and Australia, but in recent years its incidence has been growing quite fast. In such cases the interdigital cavity (between the claws) should be cleaned and treated. The Farmhand™ bandage should then be pulled onto the hoof. This will give considerable extra efficacy to any treatment. The bandage should self-destruct after about 3-4 days. If it is still evident after 5-6 days it should be cut off whilst the cow is milking.