Lameness and foot lesions in Swiss dairy cows: I. Prevalence.

@article{Becker2014LamenessAF,
  title={Lameness and foot lesions in Swiss dairy cows: I. Prevalence.},
  author={Johanna Becker and Adrian Steiner and Samuel Kohler and A Koller-B{\"a}hler and Marianne W{\"u}thrich and Martin Reist},
  journal={Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde},
  year={2014},
  volume={156 2},
  pages={
          71-8
        }
}
Prevalences of foot lesions and lameness were recorded in 1'449 Swiss dairy cows during routine claw-trimming on 78 farms from June 2010 until February 2011. Lameness was present in 14.8 % of cows and on 80.8 % of investigated farms. Highest prevalences were seen for widened white line (80.7 %/100 %), signalling foot lesion (65.6 %/98.7 %), heel-horn erosion (34.2 %/88.5 %), digital dermatitis complex (29.1 %/73.1 %), severe hemorrhages (27.9 %/87.2 %), and Rusterholz' sole ulcers (11.5 %/74.4… CONTINUE READING

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