Lameness in dairy cows has an adverse effect on fertility as they less likely to exhibit heat, and therefore less likely to be inseminated. It has been shown that when lameness occurs within 14 days of a service period, there is a 25% reduction in the chances of a cow becoming pregnant. James Dixon, a vet for Westpoint, Ashbourne, Derbyshire explains why this issue occurs and how to deal with it. See also: 4 ways to improve cow flow and reduce […]