Tie-stall design and its relationship to lameness, injury, and cleanliness on 317 Ontario dairy farms.

@article{Zurbrigg2005TiestallDA,
  title={Tie-stall design and its relationship to lameness, injury, and cleanliness on 317 Ontario dairy farms.},
  author={Kathy Zurbrigg and David Kelton and Neil Anderson and Suzanne T. Millman},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2005},
  volume={88 9},
  pages={
          3201-10
        }
}
The objective of this study was to identify relationships between tie-stall design and selected cow-based injury, lameness, and cleanliness measurements. All lactating dairy cows (n = 17,893) from 317 Ontario tie-stall dairy farms were evaluated once between March and September 2003. Stall dimensions were recorded and cows were scored for neck and hock lesions, broken tails, back arch, hind claw rotation, and udder and hind limb cleanliness. Neck lesions were significantly associated with tie… CONTINUE READING

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