Herd- and cow-level prevalence of foot lesions in Ontario dairy cattle.

@article{Cramer2008HerdAC,
  title={Herd- and cow-level prevalence of foot lesions in Ontario dairy cattle.},
  author={Gerard Cramer and Kerry D Lissemore and Charles L. Guard and Ken E. Leslie and David F. Kelton},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 10},
  pages={3888-95}
}
The objectives of this cross-sectional study were to determine herd-level and cow-level prevalence estimates for 11 foot lesions in Ontario dairy cattle. Foot lesions were recorded by 5 hoof trimmers on 13,530 cows in 204 Ontario dairy herds from March 2004 to May 2005. Significant differences existed between free-stall and tie-stall housing. In free-stall housing systems, 46.4% of cows had a foot lesion, compared with 25.7% of cows in tie-stall barns. Digital dermatitis was the most common… CONTINUE READING
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