Lameness on Dairy Cattle Technical Articles
Article published the January 10, 2019:
Animals have to suffer on large confined operations. Abuse is rampant.
Large herds only can exist through widespread use of antibiotics and hormones.
Large farms pollute rivers.
Article published the March 15, 2018:
Lameness is one of the most significant diseases currently impacting on dairy cow health, welfare and productivity (Huxley, 2013). Since a first occurrence of lameness increases the future risk...
Article published the January 18, 2018:
Adequate rest has been positively associated with productivity, health, and welfare of dairy cattle. When access to stalls is restricted, cows prioritize lying down over feeding (Munksgaard et al...
Article published the January 12, 2018:
Together with mastitis and poor fertility, lameness in cattle is one of three major factors influencing profitability and economic losses in modern dairy farming [1, 2]. In contrast to infertility ...
Article published the October 19, 2017:
It has long been recognized that being able to accurately assess conformational traits could be of significant benefit when determining selection policies and gauging the impact of factors, su...
Article published the September 29, 2017:
Lameness is one of the most important welfare, health, and productivity problems in intensive dairy farming worldwide. Furthermore, it causes pain (Whay et al., 1998; Rushen et al., 2007), reduces...
Article published the August 24, 2017:
Lameness is a severe welfare problem in cattle and has a detrimental effect on longevity (Cramer et al., 2009a), productivity (Green et al., 2002), and reproductive performance (Barkema et al., 19...
Article published the May 24, 2017:
The incidence of lameness is so high in many dairy herds that treatment of all lame cows is not feasible (Horseman et al., 2013). Because soft barn flooring may alleviate the problem of claw horn ...
Article published the April 6, 2017:
Over the past decade, there has been a huge increase in the use of remote monitoring devices such as global positioning (GPS) trackers, location sensors, proximity loggers and accelerometers...
Article published the October 28, 2016:
Lameness is one of the most important welfare issues of high-producing dairy cows in North America . The latter has been attributed to management and environmental factors  as well as physi...