Sand Stalls , Sore Feet , and Sour Rumens – Perspectives on Lameness in Dairy Cows

@inproceedings{Clinical2004SandS,
  title={Sand Stalls , Sore Feet , and Sour Rumens – Perspectives on Lameness in Dairy Cows},
  author={Cook N B Clinical and Assistant Professor},
  year={2004}
}
  • Cook N B Clinical, Assistant Professor
  • Published 2004
Lameness in dairy cows continues to be a major problem for the industry world-wide. Prevalence appears higher in free stall housed dairy herds than in tie stall herds in Wisconsin, and is especially a problem in free stall herds using mat or mattress stall surfaces compared to those herds using sand. This article describes some of the behavioral differences which contribute to this difference. In particular, lame cows housed in mattress free stall barns appear to spend longer standing in the… CONTINUE READING