Effects of housing and management conditions on teat cleanliness of dairy cows in cubicle systems taking into account body dimensions of the cows.

@article{Plesch2012EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of housing and management conditions on teat cleanliness of dairy cows in cubicle systems taking into account body dimensions of the cows.},
  author={G Plesch and Ute Knierim},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={1360-8}
}
Dirty udders and teats result in a higher workload in terms of cleaning before milking and may constitute a risk for udder health. The aim of this prevalence study on 23 farms with very low within-farm variation in cubicle measures and other cubicle characteristics was to identify potentially influencing housing and management factors concerning teat and teat tip soiling. Information about udder soiling, housing and management was collected through direct recording and farmers' interviews… CONTINUE READING

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