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Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Lameness in Cows at Commercial Dairy Herds in Punjab, Pakistan

Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Lameness in Cows at Commercial Dairy Herds in Punjab, Pakistan

Sajid Ali1, Muhammad Avais1*, Aneela Zameer Durrani1, Kamran Ashraf2, Saira Jabeen1, Sajid Hameed3, Muhammad Awais1, Jawaria Ali Khan1 and Imtiaz Ahmad4 

1Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-54000, Pakistan
2Department of Parasitology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore-54000, Pakistan
3Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
4Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad Jammu Kashmir, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: mavais@uvas.edu.pk

Fig. 1.

Distribution of prevalence of lameness (A) and Locomotion score based prevalence of lameness (B) in cows at different commercial dairy herds in Punjab.

Fig. 2.

Seasonal distribution of prevalence of lameness in cows at commercial dairy herds of Punjab.
Winter, Nov 15 to Feb 15; Spring, Feb 16 to Apr 30; Dry summer, May 01 to Jun 30; Humid summer, Jul 01 to Sep 15; Autumn, Sep 16 to Nov 14.

Fig. 3.

Prevalence of different types of hoof lesion in cows at commercial dairy herds in Punjab.

Fig. 4.

Distribution of prevalence of lameness in relation to body condition score of cows at commercial dairy herds of Punjab.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 53, Iss. 5, Pages 1603-2000

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