Optimal replacement of mastitic cows determined by a hierarchic Markov process.

E.H.P. Houben, R.B.M. Huirne, A.A. Dijkhuizen, A.R. Kristensen

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2975-2993
JournalJournal of Dairy Science
Volume77
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • accumulated number of CQ in the previous lactation (four levels: 0, 1, 2 and ≥3)
  • accumulated number of diagnosed clinical quarters in the current lactation from the beginning of the lactation (t = 0) through month t – 1 (four levels: 0, 1, 2 and ≥3)
  • binary variable indicating that clinical mastitis was diagnosed in at least one quarter ≥1) or in none of the quarters (0) in month t of the current lactation
  • CQ
  • DP
  • DQ
  • dynamic programming
  • dynamic programming
  • economics
  • hierarchic Markov process
  • HMP
  • mastitis
  • PQ
  • replacement

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