[Biomechanical aspects of the claw-floor interaction in dairy cattle: implications for locomotion and claw disorders].

The prevalence of claw disorders is still high among cows housed on concrete floors. Concrete floors affect the locomotion of cattle, their natural behavior. Although many factors affect the development of claw disorders and locomotor problems, biomechanical aspects have hardly been analysed. In this thesis, mechanical (over)loading of the claw and its… CONTINUE READING