Repeatability of objective measurements on the rear legs of dairy cows.

@article{Boisot2002RepeatabilityOO,
  title={Repeatability of objective measurements on the rear legs of dairy cows.},
  author={P O Boisot and Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas and Roger D Shanks},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2002},
  volume={85 9},
  pages={2344-51}
}
The objective of this paper was to estimate the repeatability of objective measurements on the rear legs of dairy cows to see whether higher repeatability estimates could be obtained compared to the corresponding subjective linear score. Between September and November 1998, seven measurements of distance among dewclaw, hip, hock, pinbone, and thurl were taken on 73 cows from the University of Illinois dairy farm. Measurements were combined to define triangles and therefore angles reflecting… CONTINUE READING