Loser cows in Danish dairy herds: risk factors.

  title={Loser cows in Danish dairy herds: risk factors.},
  author={Peter T. Thomsen and S\oren Duus \Ostergaard and Hans Houe and Jan Tind S\orensen},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  volume={79 2-4},
The objective of our study was to evaluate risk factors for the loser cow state in Danish dairy herds. A loser cow was defined on the basis of a clinical examination of the individual cow. Recordings of clinical signs were converted into a loser cow score and all cows with a loser cow score of 8 or more were defined as loser cows. We used correspondence analysis to give a first indication of the associations between the proportion of loser cows in the herd and potential risk factors. Risk… CONTINUE READING

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