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Prevalence of lameness in high-producing holstein cows housed in freestall barns in Minnesota.
A cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of clinical lameness in high-producing Holstein cows housed in 50 freestall barns in Minnesota during summer. Locomotion and bodyExpand
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Performance and welfare of dairy cows in an alternative housing system in Minnesota.
The compost bedded pack dairy barn is an alternative housing system for lactating cows that has received increased attention in the last 2 yr. No descriptive data were available about this housingExpand
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Animal welfare in cross-ventilated, compost-bedded pack, and naturally ventilated dairy barns in the upper Midwest.
The objective of this cohort study was to investigate animal welfare in 2 newer dairy housing options in the upper Midwest, cross-ventilated freestall barns (CV) and compost-bedded-pack barns (CB),Expand
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Compost Dairy Barn Layout and Management Recommendations
Compost barns are a loose housing system that provides excellent cow comfort for dairy cows. Producer experience with well-managed compost barns in Minnesota has generally been positive. Cows areExpand
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Association between hygiene scores and somatic cell scores in dairy cattle.
OBJECTIVE To develop a simple system for scoring hygiene in dairy cattle and determine whether hygiene scores were associated with individual cow somatic cell scores (SCSs). DESIGN ObservationalExpand
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Compost Dairy Barns in Minnesota: A Descriptive Study
Compost barns have been receiving increased attention as an alternative housing system for dairy cattle. The first compost dairy barn was built in Minnesota in 2001 by a producer with the goal ofExpand
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Alternative Bedding Materials for Compost Bedded Pack Barns in Minnesota: A Descriptive Study
Bedding availability for compost bedded pack barns is a concern for dairy producers who use this type of daily stirred bedded pack housing system. The material most commonly used in these barns isExpand
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Characterization of peripartum rumination and activity of cows diagnosed with metabolic and uterine diseases.
The objectives of the current experiment were to characterize the correlation among total serum Ca, nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA), β-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA), and haptoglobin concentrations andExpand
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Effect of corn silage hybrid on dry matter yield, nutrient composition, in vitro digestion, intake by dairy heifers, and milk production by dairy cows.
Three corn hybrids, Mycogen TMF94, Cargill F337 (which contains a brown midrib trait), and Pioneer 3861 were compared in a plot trial, an intake trial, and a lactation trial. In the plot trial, theExpand
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Behavior of dairy cows in an alternative bedded-pack housing system.
The objectives of this study were to measure lying behavior and social interactions of lactating cows housed in an alternative bedded-pack system, commonly referred to as a compost dairy barn, and toExpand
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