Incidence of lameness and association of cause and severity of lameness on the outcome for cattle on six commercial beef feedlots.

  title={Incidence of lameness and association of cause and severity of lameness on the outcome for cattle on six commercial beef feedlots.},
  author={Shane Patrick Terrell and Christopher D. Reinhardt and Connie K. Larson and Christopher I. Vahl and Daniel U. Thomson},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={250 4},
OBJECTIVE To describe the incidence of specific causes of lameness and the associations of cause and severity of lameness on the outcome for cattle on commercial feedlots. DESIGN Dynamic population longitudinal study. ANIMALS Cattle on 6 commercial feedlots in Kansas and Nebraska during a 12-month period (mean daily population, 243,602 cattle; range, 223,544 to 252,825 cattle). PROCEDURES Feedlot personnel were trained to use a standardized diagnostic algorithm and locomotion score (LMS) system… 

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