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The objectives of this study were (1) to assess the effect of purulent vaginal discharge (PVD) on reproductive performance using a 4-point vaginal discharge score (VDS) and (2) to evaluate the effect of PGF treatment in cows with PVD on reproductive performance. Holstein cows (n=2,473) from 1...

Author(s)
Borchardt, S.; Ludwig, S.; Heuwieser, W.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2018, 101, 12, pp 11403-11412
Abstract

Feet and leg problems have a major effect on the well-being and lifespan of the dairy cow and thus are economically important to the dairy farmer. Apart from approaches using genetic selection for classical traits from conformation scoring, attempts for genetic improvement can be based either on...

Author(s)
Swalve, H. H.; Floren, C.; Wensch-Dorendorf, M.; Schöpke, K.; Pijl, R.; Wimmers, K.; Brenig, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2014, 97, 1, pp 507-519