Genetic correlation between feet and leg type traits and claw health in Swedish dairy cattle

@inproceedings{Uggla2008GeneticCB,
  title={Genetic correlation between feet and leg type traits and claw health in Swedish dairy cattle},
  author={Emelie Uggla},
  year={2008}
}
With the rapid increase in herd size over the last decade, it is imperative in modern dairy cattle farming to work for good claw health, both from an economic and animal welfare point of view. Claw health is maintained by managemental and genetical pre-cautions. Poor claw health may result in lameness (Murray et al,. 1996). Among hous-ing factors flooring is of high importance especially in loose housed animals as cows need to be able to commute comfortable between lying areas, feed troughs and… CONTINUE READING

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