Conceptual modeling of postmortem evaluation findings to describe dairy cow deaths.

@article{McConnel2010ConceptualMO,
  title={Conceptual modeling of postmortem evaluation findings to describe dairy cow deaths.},
  author={Craig S. McConnel and Franklyn B. Garry and Ashley Hill and Jason E. Lombard and Dan H. Gould},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={373-86}
}
Dairy cow mortality levels in the United States are excessive and increasing over time. To better define cause and effect and combat rising mortality, clearer definitions of the reasons that cows die need to be acquired through thorough necropsy-based postmortem evaluations. The current study focused on organizing information generated from postmortem evaluations into a monitoring system that is based on the fundamentals of conceptual modeling and that will potentially be translatable into on… CONTINUE READING
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