Association of parturient hypocalcemia with eight periparturient disorders in Holstein cows.

@article{Curtis1983AssociationOP,
  title={Association of parturient hypocalcemia with eight periparturient disorders in Holstein cows.},
  author={Christine Robinette Curtis and Hollis Nancy Erb and Charles J. Sniffen and Ronald D. Smith and Patricia A. Powers and M. Cathie Smith and Maurice E White and Robert B Hillman and E J Pearson},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1983},
  volume={183 5},
  pages={559-61}
}
The association between parturient hypocalcemia and 8 periparturient disorders (dystocia, retained fetal placenta, metritis, left displaced abomasum, foot problems, ketosis, mastitis, and coliform mastitis) was evaluated in 33 Holstein dairy herds (2,190 cows) that calved from March 1981 through February 1982. There were highly significant (P less than 0.0001) associations between parturient hypocalcemia and dystocia, retained fetal placenta, ketosis, and mastitis. The odds ratios… CONTINUE READING