Evaluating an intervention to reduce lameness in dairy cattle.

@article{Main2012EvaluatingAI,
  title={Evaluating an intervention to reduce lameness in dairy cattle.},
  author={David C. J. Main and Katharine A Leach and Zoe Elizabeth Barker and Amy Sedgwick and Christopher Maggs and Nick J. Bell and Helen Rebecca Whay},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={
          2946-54
        }
}
Lameness in dairy cattle remains a significant welfare concern for the UK dairy industry. Farms were recruited into a 3-yr study evaluating novel intervention approaches designed to encourage farmers to implement husbandry changes targeted toward reducing lameness. All farms completing the study were visited at least annually and received either monitoring only (MO, n=72) or monitoring and additional support (MS, n = 117) from the research team. The additional support included traditional… CONTINUE READING
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