Completeness of the disease recording systems for dairy cows in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with special reference to clinical mastitis

@inproceedings{Wolff2012CompletenessOT,
  title={Completeness of the disease recording systems for dairy cows in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with special reference to clinical mastitis},
  author={Cecilia Wolff and Mari N Espetvedt and A Lind and Simo Rintakoski and Agneta Egenvall and Ann Lindberg and Ulf Emanuelson},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND In the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, the majority of dairy herds are covered by disease recording systems, in general based on veterinary registration of diagnoses and treatments. Disease data are submitted to the national cattle databases where they are combined with, e.g., production data at cow level, and used for breeding programmes, advisory work and herd health management. Previous studies have raised questions about the quality of the disease data. The… CONTINUE READING
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