Evaluating the effect of two hoof trimming techniques on lesion incidence in dairy cattle
Keywords:lameness, dairy cattle, hoof, animal welfare, lesions
Lameness is detrimental to the well-being and productivity of dairy cattle. One recommended procedure to prevent lameness is hoof trimming (HT). The research surrounding the efficacy of HT however is currently limited. The objective of this project was to compare the functional HT method (LIT) to more modeling of the weight bearing claw (BIG) on lesion presence at mid-lactation.