Article published the March 15, 2018
1. IntroductionLameness 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 of lameness (Hirst et al., 2002; Green et al., 2014; Randall et al., 2015), lameness in dairy heifers has the potential to have a severe impact on their overall lifetime performance with ...
Article published the February 22, 2018
Background Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is a slow-growing bacterium that causes Johne’s disease, a wasting disease in ruminants and other animals. A common test for Johne’s disease is the serum antibody ELISA test which monitors the humoral immune response of the animal following MAP exposure. However there are well known limitations of this test, for example the s ...
Article published the January 12, 2018
Background 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 and sub-clinical mastitis, lameness has a distinct negative effect on animal behaviour and welfare [3–5]. Lameness in dairy cows is a worldwide problem with herd prevalence estimates ran ...
Video published on January 8, 2016
Dr. Jon Huxley (University of Nottingham) talked about claw horn lesions, causes, and findings in recent researches, during the International Conference Lameness in Ruminants 2015 in Valdivia, Chile.
This member gave a presentation on October 24, 2015
At the following event:
18th International Symposium and 10th International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants
This member had joined Engormix
February 27, 2014