rss
In Practice 33:328-333 doi:10.1136/inp.d4505
  • Clinical practice
  • Farm animal practice

Problems associated with cattle welfare

Abstract

Recent studies have highlighted six welfare issues affecting cattle: assessing prognosis in cows with uterine prolapse; methods for feeding calves colostrum; understanding the relationship between floor hygiene, slurry heel and mastitis; managing slippery floors; avoiding foot disorders caused by newly laid concrete; and genetic antagonisms between production performance and cow welfare. This article describes how these problems might be prevented and discusses the role of the veterinary surgeon in educating farmers on how to manage issues affecting cattle welfare appropriately.

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of In Practice.
View free sample issue >>

Sign up for job alerts

Vet Record Careers features a comprehensive database of vet jobs.
Browse for your next job, or set personalised job alerts so you hear about vacancies as soon as they go online.

Find out more at Vet Record Careers

Navigate This Article