Genetic parameters for claw disorders and the effect of preselecting cows for trimming.

Abstract

Claw disorders are important traits relevant to dairy cattle breeding from an economical and welfare point of view. Selection for reduced claw disorders can be based on hoof trimmer records. Typically, not all cows in a herd are trimmed. Our objectives were to estimate heritabilities and genetic correlations for claw disorders and investigate the effect of… (More)
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2013-6833

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