Incidence of reproductive disorders in relation to lameness in cows and buffaloes

By Ghuman, S. P. S. and Prabhakar, S. and Singh, S., Indian Journal of Animal Reproduction, 1998
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Cattle (n=1959) and buffaloes (n=257) were examined for lameness and reproductive disorders at dairy farms in Punjab State, India [date not given]. 158 (8.1%) cattle and 10 (3.9%) buffaloes were lame. 56.6% of the lame cattle had reproductive disorders. Anoestrus (23.97%) and repeat breeding (16.9%) were the most common disorders. Cystic ovaries, cervicitis, abortion and placental retention were also observed. Interdigital wounds, laminitis and overgrown hooves had a significant influence on the reproductive performance of the cows. Lameness had a minimal effect on the reproductive performance of the buffaloes
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