The Effects of Lameness on Social and Individual Behavior of Dairy Cows

@inproceedings{Galindo2002TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Lameness on Social and Individual Behavior of Dairy Cows},
  author={Francisco Galindo and Donald Maurice Broom},
  year={2002}
}
Lameness is one of the most important welfare problems in dairy cattle. Most studies on lameness have focused on wide ranging surveys to identify causal factors, but few have considered the welfare implications of this disorder. In this study, we compared the social and individual behavior of 10 lame cows and 10 nonlame cows. The 20 Holstein-Friesian cows calved in the summer and spent the autumn and winter together with another 36 nonlame cows in a Newton Rigg cubicle house building. The… CONTINUE READING

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