Measures of weight distribution of dairy cows to detect lameness and the presence of hoof lesions.

@article{Pastell2010MeasuresOW,
  title={Measures of weight distribution of dairy cows to detect lameness and the presence of hoof lesions.},
  author={Matti Pastell and Laura H{\"a}nninen and Anne Marie de Passill{\'e} and Jeffrey Rushen},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={954-60}
}
There is increasing interest in automated methods of detecting lame cows. Hoof lesion data and measures of weight distribution from 61 lactating cows were examined in this study. Lame cows were identified with different numerical rating scores (NRS) used as thresholds (NRS >3 and NRS >or=3.5) for lameness. The ratio of weight applied to a pair of legs (LWR) when the cow was standing was calculated using a special weigh scale, and the cows were gait scored using a 1 to 5 NRS. Hoof lesions were… CONTINUE READING