Hock lesion epidemiology in cubicle housed dairy cows across two breeds, farming systems and countries.

@article{Brenninkmeyer2013HockLE,
  title={Hock lesion epidemiology in cubicle housed dairy cows across two breeds, farming systems and countries.},
  author={Christine Brenninkmeyer and Sabine Dippel and Jan Philipp Brinkmann and Susanne March and Christoph Winckler and Ute Knierim},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={109 3-4},
  pages={
          236-45
        }
}
This cross-sectional study examined various aspects of cubicle design and management in terms of their potential as risk factors for hock lesions, using an epidemiological approach. Cubicle dairy farms in Germany and Austria with Holstein Friesian or Simmental cows were visited during the winter housing season. 105 farms and 3691 cows were included in the analysis which consisted of three steps: bifactorial regression, regression trees and multiple linear regression. The mean farm prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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