Effects of housing, management, and health of dairy heifers on first-lactation udder health in southwest Sweden.

@article{Svensson2006EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of housing, management, and health of dairy heifers on first-lactation udder health in southwest Sweden.},
  author={C. Svensson and Ann Nyman and Karin Persson Waller and Ulf Emanuelson},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2006},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={1990-9}
}
Data on health, management, and housing from birth to first calving were collected for 2,126 heifers on semi-monthly visits made by project veterinarians to 107 dairy herds from southwest Sweden. Additional data were obtained from the official milk- and health-recording program. Factors associated with incidence of veterinarian-treated clinical mastitis (VTCM) in the period 7 d before (d -7) to 30 d after first calving and of elevated cow composite somatic cell count (SCC, > or =200,000 cells… CONTINUE READING

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