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Mobility Scoring

Regular mobility scoring allows realistic assessments of herd-level lameness to be made and provides the basis for lameness eradication. Recent studies at Nottingham Vet School have demonstrated that approximately 25% of UK dairy cattle are lame on any single day of assessment. This represents a significant welfare problem and massive potential to increase profits.

This Farming Note looks at:

  • Why you would mobility score
  • The financial gains
  • Cow signal comparisons between lame and healthy animals
  • The practicalities of mobility scoring

Issued May 2015

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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