Lying behavior as an indicator of lameness in dairy cows.

@article{Ito2010LyingBA,
  title={Lying behavior as an indicator of lameness in dairy cows.},
  author={K. Ito and M. A. V. von Keyserlingk and S. LeBlanc and D. Weary},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 8},
  pages={
          3553-60
        }
}
Lameness is widely recognized as one of the most serious welfare and production concerns in the dairy industry. Our objectives were to evaluate the associations between lying behavior and lameness, and to determine whether lying behavior can be used as a diagnostic tool for lameness. Electronic data loggers recorded lying behavior of 1,319 cows from 28 farms at 1-min intervals for 5 d. These cows were gait scored according to a 5-point Numerical Rating System (NRS), and categorized as NRS <or=2… Expand
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