26% of Holstein cows suffer from dystocia

In a systemaic review, the prevalence and the risk factors for dystocia in dairy cattle were assessed. According to the literature, at least one out of four Holstein cows suffered from dystocia at calving

26% of Holstein cows suffer dystociaIn a systemaic review, the prevalence and the risk factors for dystocia in dairy cattle were assessed. According to the literature, at least one out of four Holstein cows suffered from dystocia at calving.

Adequate weighting of dystocia in selection indices, achievement of heifer rearing targets prior to both service and calving, and appropriate periparturient management decisions are prerequisites for controlling dystocia in dairy cattle.

Mee JF, 2008. Vet J 176-1: 93-101 See the full abstract here!

 

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