Body condition score, health, yield and fertility in diary cows.

  title={Body condition score, health, yield and fertility in diary cows.},
  author={O Markusfeld and Nadav Galon and Ephraim Ezra},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  volume={141 3},
The effects of body condition score at drying off and after calving and the rate of loss of body condition score during the dry period on the performance of 2162 cows in eight commercial Israeli Holstein herds were evaluated. The relationships between health, fertility and yield and body condition score were examined by using multiple logistic regressions for measurements with only two outcomes and general linear models for the continuous variables. Herds, parity, season, length of dry period… CONTINUE READING


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