publication . Conference object . 2014

Udder health in a Danish compost bedded pack barn

Line Svennesen; Carsten Enevoldsen; Bjarne Bjerg; Ilka Christine Klaas;
  • Published: 01 Aug 2014
  • Country: Denmark
Besides welfare advantages of the compost bedded pack system (CBP) there could be a negative effect of the organic bedding on udder health. Our objectives were to evaluate the effects of a CBP on udder health compared to a free stall system (FS) with sand bedded cubicles. Within the same Danish organic farm, 330 multiparous cows were randomly allocated to CBP or FS. During the experimental period (EP), December 2012 to May 2013, proportions of cows with blinded teats were registered monthly at milking and the herd veterinarian’s culture results from milk samples taken prior to treatment were collected. Test day somatic cell count (SCC) and registered mastitis tr...
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