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Vergleich von zwei unterschiedlichen Methoden der Körperkonditionsbeurteilung beim Milchvieh

Isensee, Anne; Klocke, Peter; Bieber, Anna; Spengler, Anet; Ivemeyer, Silvia; Maurer, Veronika and Leiber, Florian (2015) Vergleich von zwei unterschiedlichen Methoden der Körperkonditionsbeurteilung beim Milchvieh. [Comparison of two different methods of assessment for the body condition score in dairy cattle.] Poster at: 13. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, 17. - 20. März 2015.

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Two different methods to reveal body condition scores (BCS), called independent BCS (iBCS) and dependent BCS (dBCS; similar to the method of Ferguson et al. 1994), were applied in 1111 Swiss Brown dairy cows. Ultrasound measurement of the back fat thickness (BFT) served as validation method. Aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of assessor’s subjective impression of the overall appearance of the cow on the scoring process. With 67.3% of the BFT variance, the dBCS with its consideration of the overall impression of the cow and its more open approach was more suitable to predict the subcutaneous fat appositions. The strictly formularized iBCS could only explain 47.3% of the BFT variance. The pin bone region was identified to cause the biggest assessing problems. To summarize, including the overall impression of the cow is decisive to gain valid results, especially when the body condition scoring system is applied to different cattle types and breeds.

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Two different methods to reveal body condition scores (BCS), called independent BCS (iBCS) and dependent BCS (dBCS; similar to the method of Ferguson et al. 1994), were applied in 1111 Swiss Brown dairy cows. Ultrasound measurement of the back fat thickness (BFT) served as validation method. Aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of assessor’s subjective impression of the overall appearance of the cow on the scoring process. With 67.3% of the BFT variance, the dBCS with its consideration of the overall impression of the cow and its more open approach was more suitable to predict the subcutaneous fat appositions. The strictly formularized iBCS could only explain 47.3% of the BFT variance. The pin bone region was identified to cause the biggest assessing problems. To summarize, considering the overall impression of the cow as included in the dBCS is decisive to gain valid measures of the body condition.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Körperkonditionsbeurteilung, Milchkuh, Rückenfettdicke, Subjektivität
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
International Conferences > 2015: Scientific Conference of the German Speaking Countries > Animal husbandry
Switzerland
ISBN:978-3-89574-885-1
DOI:27035
Related Links:http://www.wissenschaftstagung.de/
Deposited By: Leiber, Dr. Florian
ID Code:27035
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 14:32
Last Modified:14 Jan 2016 11:17
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 13. Wissenschaftstagung erschienen.
Häring, A.M., Hörning, B., Hoffmann-Bahnsen, R., Luley, H., Luthardt, V., Pape, J., Trei, G. (Hrsg.)(2015):
Am Mut hängt der Erfolg - Rückblicke und Ausblicke auf die ökologische Landbewirtschaftung.
Beiträge zur 13. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, 17.-20. März 2015
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin

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