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Original article | International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research 2020, Vol. 4(1) 33-39

The Occurrence of Bovine Digital Dermatitis (BDD) on Service Period in Dairy Cows in Kosovo

Avni Robaj, Driton Sylejmani, Afrim Hamidi, Mentor Alishani & Nexhat Mazreku

pp. 33 - 39   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijiaar.2020.238.4   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1911-24-0002

Published online: March 29, 2020  |   Number of Views: 40  |  Number of Download: 98


Abstract

The aim of the study was to estimate the frequency of bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) in dairy cows in region of north Kosovo in the period of time from calving to conception. A total of 200 dairy cows were examined clinically for the presence of bovine digital dermatitis (BDD) on service period in Dairy Cows in Kosovo. 25 out of 200 cows have been affected by BDD. The prevalence of this condition was evaluated, and the time of successful insemination was surveyed. The most affected numbers of animals were first parity heifers 11 or 44 %, CI 95% (26.67 to 62.93), second parity 06 or 24 %, CI 95% (11.5 to 43.43), third parity 04 or 16 %, CI 95% (6.40 to 34.65), fourth parity 03 or 12 %, CI 95% (4.16 to 29.95) as well as fifth parity with 03 or 12 %, CI 95% (4.16 to 29.95). Our study revealed that the hind legs were mostly affected than the front legs. 64 % of the pathologies were detected in the hind legs and 36 % in the front legs. The affected cows were successfully inseminated 127, 2 ± 14.42 days after parturition. This study shows on how important is the health management of the farms and farmers are often not cautious about the consequences.

Keywords: Animals, Bovine Digital Dermatitis, Dairy Cows, Foot Rot.


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APA 6th edition
Robaj, A., Sylejmani, D., Hamidi, A., Alishani, M. & Mazreku, N. (2020). The Occurrence of Bovine Digital Dermatitis (BDD) on Service Period in Dairy Cows in Kosovo . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research, 4(1), 33-39. doi: 10.29329/ijiaar.2020.238.4

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Robaj, A., Sylejmani, D., Hamidi, A., Alishani, M. and Mazreku, N. (2020). The Occurrence of Bovine Digital Dermatitis (BDD) on Service Period in Dairy Cows in Kosovo . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research, 4(1), pp. 33-39.

Chicago 16th edition
Robaj, Avni, Driton Sylejmani, Afrim Hamidi, Mentor Alishani and Nexhat Mazreku (2020). "The Occurrence of Bovine Digital Dermatitis (BDD) on Service Period in Dairy Cows in Kosovo ". International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research 4 (1):33-39. doi:10.29329/ijiaar.2020.238.4.

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