The effect of claw horn disruption lesions and body condition score at dry-off on survivability, reproductive performance, and milk production in the subsequent lactation.

@article{Machado2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of claw horn disruption lesions and body condition score at dry-off on survivability, reproductive performance, and milk production in the subsequent lactation.},
  author={Vin{\'i}cius Machado and Luciano Souza Caixeta and Jessica A. A. McArt and Rodrigo Carvalho Bicalho},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 9},
  pages={4071-8}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of claw horn disruption lesions (CHDL; sole ulcers and white line disease) and body condition score (BCS) at dry-off on survivability, milk production, and reproductive performance during the subsequent lactation. An observational prospective cohort study was conducted on a large commercial dairy in Cayuga County, New York, from September 2008 until January 2009. A total of 573 cows enrolled at dry-off were scored for body condition and… CONTINUE READING

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