Monitoring behavior could be a promising tool for early lameness detection

By H. C. Weigele, L. Gygax, A. Steiner,B. Wechsler and J.-B. Burla

Published on 01/03/2018

Moderately lame dairy cows tend to lie down longer, eat less and use the automatic grooming brush less often than non-lame cows based on a study of 17 Swiss dairy farms. Daily activity budgets, milking position, feeding and rumination behaviors were monitored and recorded by accelerometers. Learn more about how to use behavior as an early detection tool for lameness here.


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