Comparison of lameness and hoof horn puncture resistance of New Zealand Friesian and Jersey cross Friesian dairy cattle
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 68, pp 128-129, Jan 2008
Article class: Brief CommunicationNew Zealand Society of Animal Production
AbstractSole lesions have been found to be one of the most common causes of lameness in both New Zealand (Chesterton, 2004) and the United Kingdom (Logue, 1999). In most studies it was found that these hoof horn lesions develop in postpartum animals and in hind claws (Greenough & Vermunt, 1991) and that these are associated with a significant reduction in the puncture resistance of the hoof (Winkler & Margerison, 2006). There has been some reference to lower levels of lameness occurring in Jersey and Jersey cross bred cattle, compared with Holstein Friesian dairy cattle ...Continued
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