Journal article
Meaningfulness of design criteria in relation to claw disorder and mortality of fattening bulls



Publication Details
Authors:
Sundrum, A.; Rubelowsky, I.; Kolstad, N.
Publication year:
2001
Journal:
Acta Agriculturæ Scandinavica Section A, Animal Science, Supplement 30
Pages range:
48-52
Volume number:
51

Abstract
To prove the meaningfulness of design criteria in relation to claw disorder and mortality of fattening bulls a cohort analysis was carried out on 50 farms with housing systems characterised by fully slatted floor, deep litter or litter+concrete floor. Hoofs of the bulls were collected after slaughtering and examined for pathological findings. Space allowance, feeding space, pen depth and quality of the floor were integrated into a TGI-40 protocol and related to the incidence of early losses.


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