Risk factors for perinatal mortality in dairy cattle: cow and foetal factors, calving process.

@article{Gundelach2009RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for perinatal mortality in dairy cattle: cow and foetal factors, calving process.},
  author={Yasmin Gundelach and Kirsten Essmeyer and Marie Katrin Teltscher and Martina Hoedemaker},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={901-9}
}
It was the aim of this study to identify risk factors of perinatal mortality (PM) on a large dairy farm in Germany. Four hundred and sixty-three cows were observed continuously around calving. Data such as the lactation number, body condition score, pelvic measurements, duration of second stage of labour (SSL), degree of abdominal press (AP), presentation/position/posture of the calf, calving classification, various measurements of the calves and every action of the barn staff were documented… CONTINUE READING

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