The US is looking to increase its use of cow-print nails as part of its efforts to reduce the number of people suffering from the disease.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that the US move towards the use of a cow-printed nail as a way to reduce morbidity and mortality.
The agency is calling for the use not only for cleaning purposes, but also to be used for printing small print items such as stamps and buttons.
The nail, which is made from the fibrous tissue of the cow, is used in the manufacture of stamps, buttons and decorative items.
The FDA’s recommendations are based on the recent development of cow and calf nail printing.
In November, the US government announced it would begin using cow and cow-related tissues to produce nails, which are also used to make toilet paper.
It is hoped the nail will be used to create an affordable alternative to human nails.
“The nail will allow for a more economical and accessible option to make your own nail polish,” said Robert Larkin, the deputy commissioner of the FDA.
“I would expect to see a lot of use for the nail as it becomes available,” he said.
According to the FDA, it will take about three years for a cow to produce a cow nail, but in the meantime, manufacturers will be able to produce the nails by laying down cow tissue and then using cow-based tissue as a feedstock.
The industry has already started producing cow-specific tissues, and manufacturers are also using cow skin to make nails.
According, there are already about 8,000 varieties of cow skin, which can be used in making cow nail materials.
The American Medical Association (AMA) also supports the use, saying it would reduce morbidities and deaths associated with the disease, and help combat food waste.
According the AMA, using cow tissue will be one of the most cost-effective and sustainable ways to manufacture nail polish, as cow tissue is the most environmentally friendly and environmentally benign.
“Our industry can now produce a variety of nail polish from all the different cow-derived materials,” AMA President David Jacobs said.
The AMA is urging manufacturers to be careful when using cow animal tissues.
“It’s important to be mindful of the environmental and animal welfare implications of using cow or calf-derived tissues for the manufacturing of nail art,” said the AMA.
The organisation is also urging the FDA to make it easier for manufacturers to manufacture cow- or calf nail materials, and to encourage the use for cleaning.