Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association
Online ISSN : 2186-0211
Print ISSN : 0446-6454
ISSN-L : 0446-6454
Standing Mode of Dairy Cattle in Relation to the Occurrence of Periarthritis
Sakae ABEMasato KOYAJunichi SAKAITakeo SAKAI
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1998 Volume 51 Issue 2 Pages 70-75


In dairy cows standing up by shifting their center of balance in the anteroposterior direction, the distance of the weight shifting and the time required for standing increased with age. In tethered cows, the weight shifting was restricted by the short stall floor and frontal curve, being forsed to stand up by either shifting the hind legs or sliding. Factors associated with the occurrence of periarthritis were analyzed by quantification II, revealing the involvement of the body length/stall length ratio, the height of the curve, and the tethering method employed.

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