Lameness in Dairy Cows

Influence of Nutrition on Claw Composition and Health

Hugh Galbraith, Jes Scaife

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Abstract

Lameness in dairy cattle is well recognised as a painful and internationally endemic production disease affecting up to 0.60 of animals in contemporary dairy herds (Vermunt, 2004). It has been associated with the selection of cows predominantly for milk yield and the intensification of nutritional supply, housing environments and management systems. Negative outcomes of such practices are suggested to include claw horn lesions which cause the majority of cases of non-infectious lameness, and infections due to digital dermatitis. Current thinking recognizes lameness produced by these and other lesions (Lamecow, 2007) as having a complex aetiology with risk factors related to 'intrinsic' animal characteristics of physiology and behaviour interacting with those derived from the 'extrinsic' external physical environment (Greenough, Weaver, Broom, Esslemont and Galindo, 1997).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Animal Nutrition
EditorsPhillip C. Garnsworthy, Julian Wiseman
Place of PublicationNottingham, United Kingdom
PublisherNottingham University Press
Pages91-126
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)1904761038 , 9781904761037
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007

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claws
lameness
dairy cows
nutrition
lesions (animal)
animal characteristics
dermatitis
dairy herds
management systems
dairy cattle
etiology
milk yield
risk factors
physiology
milk
infection
animals

Keywords

  • dairy cow
  • lameness

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Galbraith, H., & Scaife, J. (2007). Lameness in Dairy Cows: Influence of Nutrition on Claw Composition and Health. In P. C. Garnsworthy, & J. Wiseman (Eds.), Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition (pp. 91-126). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Nottingham University Press. https://doi.org/10.5661/recadv-07-91

Lameness in Dairy Cows : Influence of Nutrition on Claw Composition and Health. / Galbraith, Hugh; Scaife, Jes.

Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition. ed. / Phillip C. Garnsworthy; Julian Wiseman. Nottingham, United Kingdom : Nottingham University Press, 2007. p. 91-126.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Galbraith, H & Scaife, J 2007, Lameness in Dairy Cows: Influence of Nutrition on Claw Composition and Health. in PC Garnsworthy & J Wiseman (eds), Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition. Nottingham University Press, Nottingham, United Kingdom, pp. 91-126. https://doi.org/10.5661/recadv-07-91
Galbraith H, Scaife J. Lameness in Dairy Cows: Influence of Nutrition on Claw Composition and Health. In Garnsworthy PC, Wiseman J, editors, Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition. Nottingham, United Kingdom: Nottingham University Press. 2007. p. 91-126 https://doi.org/10.5661/recadv-07-91
Galbraith, Hugh ; Scaife, Jes. / Lameness in Dairy Cows : Influence of Nutrition on Claw Composition and Health. Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition. editor / Phillip C. Garnsworthy ; Julian Wiseman. Nottingham, United Kingdom : Nottingham University Press, 2007. pp. 91-126
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