Table 1

Mean (±sd) of lactation number, milk yield, and body weight, number of animals per breed and median locomotion score (including the range) for cattle of group C (no limb pathologies), group LOC1 (distal hindlimb locations, up to and including the fetlock joint) and group LOC2 (proximal to the fetlock joint)

Group C; n=12Group LOC1; n=43Group LOC2; n=21
Lactation number2.58 (±1.31)2.97 (±2.05)2.63 (±1.95)
Milk yield (kg)30.5 (±8.87)25.12 (±8.55)28.07 (±14.82)
Bodyweight (kg)632.36 (±94.01)613.29 (±102.54)536.65 (±171.31)
BreedSF (5), RH (4), HF (2), RG (1)ER (10), HF (8), SF (7), SI (6), RH (5), BV (4), others (3)HF (7), ER (7), RH (3), SF (3), JE (1)
Locomotion score1.75 (±0.29), range (1.17–2.17)3.25 (±0.60), range (1.83–5)3.17 (±1), range (2–5)
  • In the row ‘Breed’, the numbers in brackets refer to the number of the cows.

  • BV, Braunvieh; ER, Eringer; HF, Holstein-Friesian; JE, Jersey; RG, Rhätisches Grauvieh; RH, Red Holstein; SF, Swiss Fleckvieh; SI, Simmental.