Body condition related to ketosis and reproductive performance in Norwegian dairy cows.

@article{Gillund2001BodyCR,
  title={Body condition related to ketosis and reproductive performance in Norwegian dairy cows.},
  author={P Gillund and Olav Reksen and Yrj{\"o} Tapio Gr{\"o}hn and Knut Karlberg},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2001},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={1390-6}
}
The relationships between body condition score (BCS) and ketosis, and between BCS and reproductive performance in 732 moderate yielding, dual-purpose cows were studied. The cows were of the breed Norwegian Cattle. Farms with tie-stall barns and a history of high ketosis incidence were chosen for the study. Sixteen assessors visited the farms monthly and the same assessor assigned a BCS to each cow once a month. A BCS of 3.5 or higher at calving was associated with increased risk for ketosis… CONTINUE READING
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