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Body condition scoring (BCS) is the management practice of assessing body reserves of individual animals by visual or tactile estimation of subcutaneous fat and muscle. Both high and low BCS can negatively impact milk production, disease, and reproduction. Visual or tactile estimation of...

Author(s)
Mullins, I. L.; Truman, C. M.; Campler, M. R.; Bewley, J. M.; Costa, J. H. C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 6, pp 287
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The phenotypic relationships between type traits and functional traits were analysed in Czech Holstein dairy cows born between years 2002 and 2015, with minimum proportion of Holstein genes 88%. Two slightly different models were used to evaluate the effects of 1 measured trait (in cm), 20 linear...

Author(s)
Noskova, A.; Pribyl, J.; Vostry, L.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2019, 24, pp 83-93
Abstract

To establish simple and feasible methods to evaluate the temperament of dairy cow and study the importance of temperament in dairy production, totally 3 988 milking Holstein cows from 7 large-scale farms in Beijing were assessed to derive their temperament scores based on two easy and quick scoring ...

Author(s)
Zhang Chi; Luo YuXi; Wang JiaYi; Chang Yao; Li YuanTao; Su YiTong; Huang MingYi; Xu Wei; Zhang HaiLiang; Dong GangHui; Li XiZhi; Wang YaChun
Publisher
Guoji Shudian (Institute of Scientific and Technological Information of China, China Publications Centre), Beijing, China
Citation
Acta Veterinaria et Zootechnica Sinica, 2018, 49, 3, pp 488-496
Abstract

Body condition scores (BCS) measure a cow's fat reserves and is important for management and research. Manual BCS assessment is subjective, time-consuming, and requires trained personnel. The BodyMat F (BMF, Ingenera SA, Cureglia, Switzerland) is an automated body condition scoring system using a...

Author(s)
Leary, N. O.; Leso, L.; Buckley, F.; Kenneally, J.; McSweeney, D.; Shalloo, L.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Agriculture, 2020, 10, 6,
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Three hundred and thirty-seven (337) crossbred dairy cows, at different stages of lactation and parity, from thirteen randomly selected dairy farms, were examined for locomotion score based on a five-point numerical scoring scale. Mild, moderate and severely lame cows were grouped together into the ...

Author(s)
Amandeep Singh; Swaran Singh; Gupta, D. K.; Bansal, B. K.
Publisher
Veterinarski Fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb), Zagreb, Croatia
Citation
Veterinarski Arhiv, 2018, 88, 2, pp 179-190
Abstract

The determination of the body condition of dairy cows is a helpful instrument to assess the energy situation of individual cows and herds. Two methods for determining the body condition are well established in bovine practice, body condition scoring (BCS) and measurement of backfat thickness (BFT). ...

Author(s)
Pothmann, H.; Erlen, A.; Pichler, M.; Huber, J.; Drillich, M.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 2015, 128, 7/8, pp 319-325
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The aim of the study was to investigate the risk factors for formation of hock lesions in dairy cattle farms with different housing system. The study included 508 Black-and-white Holstein-type cows from 14 dairy farms in different regions of Bulgaria. On cows a hock lesion assessment (scale 1 to 3) ...

Author(s)
Penev, T.; Marinov, I.; Dimov, D.; Gergovska, Z.; Miteva, C.; Mitev, J.
Publisher
Ústřední knihovna Mendelovy University v Brně, Brno, Czech Republic
Citation
Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, 2019, 67, 2, pp 415-423
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Approaches for reducing prolong postpartum anestrus among the dairy cattle has become a focal point in modern dairies to maximize reproductive efficiency. This study determined the postpartum performance of cows based on suckling, nutrition, body condition score (BCS), locomotion scores (LCS) of...

Author(s)
Muthumala, N.; Mayurawansha, W. R. A. S.; Gunawardhana, I. B. W. L.; Magamage, M. P. S.
Publisher
Faculty of Agriculture, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka
Citation
"Greener agriculture and environment through convergence of technologies", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment - ISAE 2017, 19th January 2017, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 2017, pp 211-214
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The aim of the study was to assess the effect of selected factors on body condition of cows of Polish Holstein-Friesian Black-and-White breed and to examine its relationship with milk daily yield and milk composition. An analysis was conducted from May 2016 to April 2017 in a farm maintaining 75 ...

Author(s)
Januś, E.; Stanek, P.; Żółkiewski, P.
Publisher
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Przyrodniczego, Lublin, Poland
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, Biology and Bioeconomy, 2019, 37, 1, pp 17-24
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Body condition scoring (BCS) gives a relative measure of subcutaneous body fat available as energy reserves in the dairy cow. It is an important management tool for maximising milk production and reproduction efficiency while reducing the incidence of metabolic and peripartum diseases. The...

Author(s)
Liu Dong; He DongJian; Norton, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Biosystems Engineering, 2020, 194, pp 16-27

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