Evaluated body condition score (bcs) in puerperal period

Ilir Dova , Ana Kapaj2 , Enkeleda Ozuni1 Imer Haziri 3

1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

2Faculty of Economy and Agribusiness, Agricultural University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania

3Faculty of Agricultural and Veterinary,University of  Prishtina,Kosovo

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Abstract: BCS provides an important evaluation of the energy status of cows in puerperal period. This evaluation method provides a subjective indication of the fat cover on cows. To evaluate BCS is used a scoring point system based on the fat deposited in external part of the cow. In this study to evaluate BCS in cows in different farms we used 1 to 9 scoring system. The data shows different BCS classes between cows in different farms. All farms included in study shows that the BCS level is lower than the ideal BCS. This proves that all farms involved in the study have a level of feeding which is not optimal. In the period up to 2 months after calving is observed a gradual reduction of BCS in dairy cows.

Keywords: BCS; puerperal period, scoring system

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