On-farm mortality and related risk factors in Estonian dairy cows.

  title={On-farm mortality and related risk factors in Estonian dairy cows.},
  author={Kaari Reimus and Toomas Orro and Ulf Emanuelson and Arvo Viltrop and Kerli M{\~o}tus},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
Mortality (unassisted death and euthanasia) reflects the health and welfare state of the cows and is associated with undesirable financial consequences for the farmer. The objective of this retrospective observational study was to identify risk factors associated with on-farm mortality in dairy cows. Data for a study period between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015 were retrieved from the Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board and Estonian Livestock Performance Recording, Ltd… CONTINUE READING
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