OMIA:000579-9913 : Lameness in Bos taurus (taurine cattle)

In other species: chicken , dog , horse , goat

Categories: Limbs / fins / digit / tail phene , Behaviour / neurological phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: no

Mode of inheritance: Multifactorial

Considered a defect: yes

Key variant known: no

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2023). OMIA:000579-9913: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2024 Rasmussen, P., Barkema, H.W., Osei, P.P., Taylor, J., Shaw, A.P., Conrady, B., Chaters, G., Muñoz, V., Hall, D.C., Apenteng, O.O., Rushton, J., Torgerson, P.R. :
Global losses due to dairy cattle diseases: A comorbidity-adjusted economic analysis. J Dairy Sci :S0022-0302(24)00821-X, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38788837. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2023-24626.
2023 Barden, M., Anagnostopoulos, A., Griffiths, B.E., Bedford, C., Oikonomou, G., Winters, M., Li, B., Coffey, M., Banos, G., Psifidi, A. :
Comparing genetic indexes for reducing lameness in dairy cows. Vet Rec 193:416-417, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37975450. DOI: 10.1002/vetr.3698.
Fenster, L.L., Ruchti, L.L., Credille, B.C. :
Retrospective evaluation of the causes and distribution of lameness in beef and dairy cattle evaluated by ambulatory and in-house clinical services at a North American veterinary teaching hospital. J Am Vet Med Assoc :1-6, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37085143. DOI: 10.2460/javma.22.11.0506.
Morrone, S., Scanu, A., Gerolamo, M., Crovace, A.M., Romeo, S.M.T., Saderi, L., Sotgiu, G., Columbano, N. :
Retrospective study of lameness in beef cattle in northeastern Sardinia, Italy. PLoS One 18:e0285840, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37220159. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0285840.
Robcis, R., Ferchiou, A., Berrada, M., Ndiaye, Y., Herman, N., Lhermie, G., Raboisson, D. :
Cost of lameness in dairy herds: An integrated bioeconomic modeling approach. J Dairy Sci 106:2519-2534, 2023. Pubmed reference: 36894430. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2022-22446.
Roche, S.M., Renaud, D.L., Saraceni, J., Kelton, D.F., DeVries, T.J. :
INVITED REVIEW: Prevalence, risk factors, treatment, and barriers to best practice adoption for lameness and injuries in dairy cattle: A narrative review. J Dairy Sci :S0022-0302(23)01205-5, 2023. Pubmed reference: 38101730. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2023-23870.
Salem, S.E., Mesalam, A., Monir, A. :
A cross-sectional study of the prevalence of lameness and digital dermatitis in dairy cattle herds in Egypt. BMC Vet Res 19:68, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37147700. DOI: 10.1186/s12917-023-03620-5.
Sheng, K., Foris, B., von Keyserlingk, M.A.G., Gardenier, J., Clark, C., Weary, D.M. :
Crowd sourcing remote comparative lameness assessments for dairy cattle. J Dairy Sci , 2023. Pubmed reference: 37331872. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2022-22737.
Thomsen, P.T., Shearer, J.K., Houe, H. :
Prevalence of lameness in dairy cows. Vet J :105975, 2023. Pubmed reference: 36990338. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2023.105975.
2022 Browne, N., Hudson, C.D., Crossley, R.E., Sugrue, K., Kennedy, E., Huxley, J.N., Conneely, M. :
Lameness prevalence and management practices on Irish pasture-based dairy farms. Ir Vet J 75:14, 2022. Pubmed reference: 35672794. DOI: 10.1186/s13620-022-00221-w.
2020 Lopes, F., Rosa, G., Pinedo, P., Santos, J.E.P., Chebel, R.C., Galvao, K.N., Schuenemann, G.M., Bicalho, R.C., Gilbert, R.O., Rodrigez-Zas, S., Seabury, C.M., Thatcher, W. :
Genome-enable prediction for health traits using high-density SNP panel in US Holstein cattle. Anim Genet 51:192-199, 2020. Pubmed reference: 31909828. DOI: 10.1111/age.12892.
2019 Alsaaod, M., Fadul, M., Steiner, A. :
Automatic lameness detection in cattle. Vet J 246:35-44, 2019. Pubmed reference: 30902187. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2019.01.005.
Oehm, A.W., Knubben-Schweizer, G., Rieger, A., Stoll, A., Hartnack, S. :
A systematic review and meta-analyses of risk factors associated with lameness in dairy cows. BMC Vet Res 15:346, 2019. Pubmed reference: 31619239. DOI: 10.1186/s12917-019-2095-2.
2017 Endres, M.I. :
The Relationship of Cow Comfort and Flooring to Lameness Disorders in Dairy Cattle. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract , 2017. Pubmed reference: 28377041. DOI: 10.1016/j.cvfa.2017.02.007.
2016 King, M.T., Pajor, E.A., LeBlanc, S.J., DeVries, T.J. :
Associations of herd-level housing, management, and lameness prevalence with productivity and cow behavior in herds with automated milking systems. J Dairy Sci , 2016. Pubmed reference: 27592439. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2016-11329.
Schulz, T., Gundelach, Y., Feldmann, M., Hoedemaker, M. :
Early detection and treatment of lame cows. Effect on duration and prevalence of lesion-specific lameness. Tierarztl Prax Ausg G Grosstiere Nutztiere 44, 2016. Pubmed reference: 26759096. DOI: 10.15653/TPG-150534.
Solano, L., Barkema, H.W., Pajor, E.A., Mason, S., LeBlanc, S.J., Nash, C.G., Haley, D.B., Pellerin, D., Rushen, J., de Passillé, A.M., Vasseur, E., Orsel, K. :
Associations between lying behavior and lameness in Canadian Holstein-Friesian cows housed in freestall barns. J Dairy Sci 99:2086-101, 2016. Pubmed reference: 26805982. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2015-10336.
Van Hertem, T., Bahr, C., Schlageter Tello, A., Viazzi, S., Steensels, M., Romanini, C.E., Lokhorst, C., Maltz, E., Halachmi, I., Berckmans, D. :
Lameness detection in dairy cattle: single predictor v. multivariate analysis of image-based posture processing and behaviour and performance sensing. Animal 10:1525-32, 2016. Pubmed reference: 26234298. DOI: 10.1017/S1751731115001457.
2014 [No authors listed] :
Lameness and foot lesions in Swiss dairy cows: II. Risk factors. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 156:79-89, 2014. Pubmed reference: 24463322. DOI: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000554.
[No authors listed] :
Lameness and foot lesions in Swiss dairy cows: I. Prevalence. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 156:71-8, 2014. Pubmed reference: 24463321. DOI: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000553.
Fabian, J., Laven, R.A., Whay, H.R. :
The prevalence of lameness on New Zealand dairy farms: A comparison of farmer estimate and locomotion scoring. Vet J , 2014. Pubmed reference: 24878264. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.05.011.
2013 Oberbauer, A.M., Berry, S.L., Belanger, J.M., McGoldrick, R.M., Pinos-Rodriquez, J.M., Famula, T.R. :
Determining the heritable component of dairy cattle foot lesions. J Dairy Sci 96:605-13, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23063151. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2012-5485.
Oikonomou, G., Banos, G., Machado, V., Caixeta, L., Bicalho, R.C. :
Short communication: Genetic characterization of digital cushion thickness. J Dairy Sci , 2013. Pubmed reference: 24239082. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2013-7212.
Sibley, R.J. :
Lameness in dairy cows: the developing story. Vet Rec 172:92-5, 2013. Pubmed reference: 23355710. DOI: 10.1136/vr.f394.
2012 Huxley, J.N. :
Lameness in cattle: An ongoing concern. Vet J , 2012. Pubmed reference: 22872002. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.06.039.
Laven, R. :
Bovine lameness: Still more to learn. Vet J , 2012. Pubmed reference: 22878093. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.06.038.
Neuenschwander, T.F., Miglior, F., Jamrozik, J., Berke, O., Kelton, D.F., Schaeffer, L.R. :
Genetic parameters for producer-recorded health data in Canadian Holstein cattle. Animal 6:571-8, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22436272. DOI: 10.1017/S1751731111002059.
Potterton, S.L., Bell, N.J., Whay, H.R., Berry, E.A., Atkinson, O.C., Dean, R.S., Main, D.C., Huxley, J.N. :
A descriptive review of the peer and non-peer reviewed literature on the treatment and prevention of foot lameness in cattle published between 2000 and 2011. Vet J 193:612-6, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22951250. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.06.040.
2009 Appuhamy, J.A., Cassell, B.G., Cole, J.B. :
Phenotypic and genetic relationships of common health disorders with milk and fat yield persistencies from producer-recorded health data and test-day yields. J Dairy Sci 92:1785-95, 2009. Pubmed reference: 19307662. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2008-1591.
2008 Bicalho, RC., Warnick, LD., Guard, CL. :
Strategies to analyze milk losses caused by diseases with potential incidence throughout the lactation: a lameness example. J Dairy Sci 91:2653-61, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18565924. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2007-0744.
Chesterton, RN., Lawrence, KE., Laven, RA. :
A descriptive analysis of the foot lesions identified during veterinary treatment for lameness on dairy farms in north Taranaki. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 56:130-8, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18536772. DOI: 10.1080/00480169.2008.36821.
2007 Morris, C.A. :
A review of genetic resistance to disease in Bos taurus cattle. Vet J 174:481-91, 2007. Pubmed reference: 17095270. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2006.09.006.
2006 Mazrier, H., Tal, S., Aizinbud, E., Bargai, U. :
A field investigation of the use of the pedometer for the early detection of lameness in cattle. Can Vet J 47:883-6, 2006. Pubmed reference: 17017653.
2005 Vermunt, JJ. :
The multifactorial nature of cattle lameness: a few more pieces of the jigsaw. Vet J 169:317-8, 2005. Pubmed reference: 15848785. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2004.03.023.
2004 Booth, C.J., Warnick, L.D., Gröhn, Y.T., Maizon, D.O., Guard, C.L., Janssen, D. :
Effect of lameness on culling in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 87:4115-22, 2004. Pubmed reference: 15545373. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(04)73554-7.
Collis, VJ., Green, LE., Blowey, RW., Packington, AJ., Bonser, RH. :
Testing white line strength in the dairy cow. J Dairy Sci 87:2874-80, 2004. Pubmed reference: 15375047.
Cook, NB., Bennett, TB., Nordlund, KV. :
Effect of free stall surface on daily activity patterns in dairy cows with relevance to lameness prevalence. J Dairy Sci 87:2912-22, 2004. Pubmed reference: 15375052. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(04)73422-0.
Garbarino, EJ., Hernandez, JA., Shearer, JK., Risco, CA., Thatcher, WW. :
Effect of lameness on ovarian activity in postpartum holstein cows. J Dairy Sci 87:4123-31, 2004. Pubmed reference: 15545374. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(04)73555-9.
Zwald, N.R., Weigel, K.A., Chang, Y.M., Welper, R.D., Clay, J.S. :
Genetic selection for health traits using producer-recorded data. II. Genetic correlations, disease probabilities, and relationships with existing traits. J Dairy Sci 87:4295-302, 2004. Pubmed reference: 15545393. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(04)73574-2.
Zwald, N.R., Weigel, K.A., Chang, Y.M., Welper, R.D., Clay, J.S. :
Genetic selection for health traits using producer-recorded data. I. Incidence rates, heritability estimates, and sire breeding values. J Dairy Sci 87:4287-94, 2004. Pubmed reference: 15545392. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(04)73573-0.
2003 Gomez, F., de, Boer, H., van, Eerdenburg, F.J. :
Relationship between mild lameness and expression of oestrus in dairy cattle Veterinary Record 152:403-4, 2003. Pubmed reference: 12696709.
2002 Green, L.E., Hedges, V.J., Schukken, Y.H., Blowey, R.W., Packington, A.J. :
The impact of clinical lameness on the milk yield of dairy cows Journal of Dairy Science 85:2250-2256, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12362457. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(02)74304-X.
Hernandez, J., Shearer, J.K., Webb, D.W. :
Effect of lameness on milk yield in dairy cows Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 220:640-644, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12418524.
Hirst, W.M., Le, Fevre, A.M., Logue, D.N., Offer, J.E., Chaplin, S.J., Murray, R.D., Ward, W.R., French, N.P. :
A systematic compilation and classification of the literature on lameness in cattle Veterinary Journal 164:7-19, 2002.
Hirst, W.M., Murray, R.D., Ward, W.R., French, N.P. :
A mixed-effects time-to-event analysis of the relationship between first-lactation lameness and subsequent lameness in dairy cows in the UK Preventive Veterinary Medicine 54:191-201, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12114008.
Hirst, W.M., Murray, R.D., Ward, W.R., French, N.P. :
Generalised additive models and hierarchical logistic regression of lameness in dairy cows Preventive Veterinary Medicine 55:37-46, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12324205.
Manske, T., Hultgren, J., Bergsten, C. :
Prevalence and interrelationships of hoof lesions and lameness in Swedish dairy cows Preventive Veterinary Medicine 54:247-263, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12114012.
Vermunt, J.J., Parkinson, T. :
Claw lameness in dairy cattle: New Zealand-based research New Zealand Veterinary Journal 50:88-89, 2002.
2000 Bargai, U. :
Lameness in a dairy herd: An epidemiologic model Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 22:S58-+, 2000.
Murray, R. :
Researching risk factors associated with cattle lameness Veterinary Journal 159:109-110, 2000.
1998 Kelton, D.F., Lissemore, K.D., Martin, R.E. :
Recommendations for recording and calculating the incidence of selected clinical diseases of dairy cattle Journal of Dairy Science 81:2502-2509, 1998. Pubmed reference: 9785242. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(98)70142-0.
Van Dorp, T.E., Dekkers, J.C., Martin, S.W., Noordhuizen, J.P. :
Genetic parameters of health disorders, and relationships with 305-day milk yield and conformation traits of registered Holstein cows. J Dairy Sci 81:2264-70, 1998. Pubmed reference: 9749393. DOI: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(98)75806-0.
1997 Enting, H., Kooij, D., Dijkhuizen, A.A., Huirne, R.B.M., Noordhuizenstassen, E.N. :
Economic losses due to clinical lameness in dairy cattle Livestock Production Science 49:259-267, 1997.
Pyman, M.F.S. :
Comparison of bandaging and elevation of the claw for the treatment of foot lameness in dairy cows Australian Veterinary Journal 75:132-135, 1997. Pubmed reference: 9066971.
Sprecher, D.J., Hostetler, D.E., Kaneene, J.B. :
A lameness scoring system that uses posture and gait to predict dairy cattle reproductive performance Theriogenology 47:1179-1187, 1997.
1996 Alban, L., Agger, J.F., Lawson, L.G. :
Lameness in tied Danish dairy cattle - the possible influence of housing systems, management, milk yield, and prior incidents of lameness Preventive Veterinary Medicine 29:135-149, 1996.
Murray, R.D., Downham, D.Y., Clarkson, M.J., Faull, W.B., Hughes, J.W., Manson, F.J., Merritt, J.B., Russell, W.B., Sutherst, J.E., Ward, W.R. :
Epidemiology of lameness in dairy cattle - description and analysis of foot lesions Veterinary Record 138:586-591, 1996. Pubmed reference: 8799985.
1995 Gordon, P.J., Olby, N. :
Quadriceps muscle hypoplasia causing congenital lameness in Holstein calves Veterinary Record 136:476, 1995. Pubmed reference: 7638942.
1991 Owen, J.B., Greenough, P.R., Axford, R.F.E. :
A Review of Factors Predisposing to Lameness in Cattle :371-393, 1991.
1944 Lerner, I.M. :
Lethal and sublethal characters in farm animals: a checklist and proposed numbering system Journal of Heredity 35:219-224, 1944.

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