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Unformatted text preview: ANSC 120 / SAAS 20 Visual Inspection and Health Management of Dairy Cattle Lab Report 8 October 16, 2007 Section number __3:00 – 5:00 __ Name__Russ Caudill ___ 1. What are the three most used "vital signs" of dairy cows, what are their normal values and how is this information used, along with other vital health related information in the overall health program of the dairy herd? The three most used vital signs used to examine dairy cattle are body temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate. The normal values of these signs are body temperature 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit, heart rate 60 bpms and a respiratory rate of 20. This information is used to help make sure that the cattle are healthy and not at risk for getting sick. 2. Conformation of the cow has been related to good health. What are the physical aspects of the cow that are used in determining good conformation and how do they relate to health of the animal? The physical aspects of the cow that are used in determining good conformation would how they are related to the health of the animal are as fallow; a good udder with straight, with a strong attachment, four good teats that are not too big to fit into the machines. A strong udder attachment and a correctly placed udder is important to the animal in order to keep the udder away from the ground and out of the...
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ANSC 120 taught by Professor Darre during the Fall '07 term at UConn.
- Fall '07