Effects of a rubber-slatted flooring system on cleanliness and foot health in tied dairy cows.

@article{Hultgren2001EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a rubber-slatted flooring system on cleanliness and foot health in tied dairy cows.},
  author={Jan Hultgren and C. Bergsten},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={
          75-89
        }
}
Effects on animal cleanliness and foot health of a new rubber-slat system for tied dairy cows, with the ability to drain faeces and urine, were studied in a 2-year controlled quasi-randomised trial in a Swedish university herd. Swedish Red and White cows were kept tied in 42 traditional long-stalls with rubber mats. In total, 82 cows were observed. In 21 stalls, the rearmost 0.74m of the solid stall floor was replaced with nine rubber-coated 53mm wide slats, divided by 29mm slots. The… CONTINUE READING
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