Herd-level risk factors for lameness in high-producing holstein cows housed in freestall barns.

@article{Espejo2007HerdlevelRF,
  title={Herd-level risk factors for lameness in high-producing holstein cows housed in freestall barns.},
  author={Luis Gonzalo Acosta Espejo and Marcia I. Endres},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2007},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={306-14}
}
The objective of this study was to investigate the association of some herd-level factors with the prevalence of lameness in 53 high-production groups of Holstein cows housed on 50 commercial dairy farms having freestall barns in Minnesota. Cows in the high-production group (n = 5,626) were scored for locomotion (score of 1 to 5, where 1 = normal and 5 = severely lame) to estimate prevalence of lameness (locomotion score >or=3) in the group. Herd-level variables were used to explain the… CONTINUE READING

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