Assessment of lameness prevalence and associated risk factors in dairy herds in England and Wales.

@article{Barker2010AssessmentOL,
  title={Assessment of lameness prevalence and associated risk factors in dairy herds in England and Wales.},
  author={Zoe E. Barker and K A Leach and Helen Rebecca Whay and Nick J. Bell and David C. J. Main},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={932-41}
}
Visits were made to 205 dairy farms in England and Wales between October 2006 and May 2007 by 1 or more of 4 researchers. At each visit, all milking cows were locomotion scored (lameness scored) using a 4-point scale (0=sound locomotion, 1=imperfect locomotion, 2=lame, 3=severely lame). The mean prevalence of lameness (scores 2 and 3) across the study farms was 36.8% (range=0-79.2%). On each farm, the presence within the housing and grazing environments of commonly reported risks for increased… CONTINUE READING
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