A Simplified Locomotion Scoring System

By Steve Mason on

Several locomotion scoring methods for dairy cattle have been recommended. Both the ‘Zinpro system’ and a system developed at the University of British Columbia use a 5-point lameness scale. The US National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) Program advocates the use of the simple 3-point locomotion scoring system described in the video below.

 

source: US National Dairy FARM Program

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