Factors associated with occurrence and recovery of nonambulatory dairy cows in the United States.

@article{Green2008FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with occurrence and recovery of nonambulatory dairy cows in the United States.},
  author={Alice L Green and Jason E. Lombard and L P Garber and Bruce A. Wagner and George W. Hill},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={2275-83}
}
The primary objective of this study was to compare characteristics of US dairy operations that had one or more nonambulatory cows (unable to rise for any period of time) (cases) with operations that had no nonambulatory cows (controls) during 2004. A secondary objective was to describe factors associated with recovery of the last nonambulatory cow on the operation during 2004. Case dairy operations (n = 1,822) more often fed a total mixed ration [odds ratio (OR) = 2.0; confidence interval (CI… CONTINUE READING

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