Effects of sub-optimal mobility on production performance of pasture-based dairy cows

A. O'Connor, Eddie Bokkers, I.J.M. de Boer, H. Hogeveen, R. Sayers, N. Byrne, E. Ruelle, L. Shalloo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstractAcademic


Sub-optimal mobility has been identified as the third most important health-related economic loss, after
fertility and mastitis (Bruijnis et al., 2010, Alawneh et al., 2011, Huxley, 2013). It is well known that severe forms of suboptimal
mobility cause losses in terms of milk yield (Enting et al., 1997); however, less is known about the effects of mild
forms of sub-optimal mobility on milk yield and other production performance parameters. Therefore, the objective of this
study was to investigate the effect of sub-optimal mobility on production performance in pasture-based dairy cows.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Animal Biosciences
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2019
EventBSAS 75th Annual Conference 2019: Advances in Animal Biosciences - Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Apr 201911 May 2019


ConferenceBSAS 75th Annual Conference 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom

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