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Comparison of Milk Yield and Animal Health in Turkish Farms with Differing Stall Types and Resting Surfaces

  • Kara, Nurcan Karslioglu (Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Uludag University) ;
  • Galic, Askin (Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University) ;
  • Koyuncu, Mehmet (Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Uludag University)
  • Received : 2014.05.16
  • Accepted : 2014.08.04
  • Published : 2015.02.01

Abstract

The current study was carried out to determine the influence of different resting surfaces and stall types on milk yield and animal health. Study was carried out in Bursa that is one of the most important cities of Turkey in terms of dairy production. Effects of resting surfaces and stall types on milk yield were found to be important. Also influence of different resting surfaces and stall types on lactation length was examined and found that rubber mats were different from the two other options. Relationships between different resting surfaces or stall types and health problems were examined and connection between stall type and repeat breeding (RB), dystocia, retained placenta and a connection between resting surface types and RB and clinical mastitis were found to be important. Considering their economic reflections, it can be said that results are quite important to the Turkish dairy industry.

Keywords

Resting Surface;Stall Type;Milk Yield;Cattle;Health Problems

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