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Table 2 Stillbirths and post-partum diseases in the six experimental groups

From: Evaluation of remote monitoring of parturition in dairy cattle as a new tool for calving management

  PRIMIPAROUS (n = 360) MULTIPAROUS (n = 232)
  Group HMO (n = 60) Group HCB (n = 60) Group HUN (n = 240) Group MMO (n = 60) Group MCB (n = 60) Group MUN (n = 112)
Stillbirth 0 (0%) 10 (16.7%)¥ 23 (9.6%) 1 (1.7%) 6 (10.0%) 16 (11.2%)
Uterine infections 2 (3.3%) 14 (23.3%) 34 (14.2%)* 2 (3.3%) 12 (20.0%) 22 (19.6%)
FMR 0 (0%) 10 (16.7%)¥ 14 (5.8%) 0 (0%) 10 (16.7%)¥ 14 (12.5%)¥
Uterine prolapse 0 (0%) 1 (1.7%) 2 (0.8%) 1 (1.7%) 0 (0%) 1 (0.9%)
Milk fever 1 (1.7%) 1 (1.7%) 5 (2.1%) 0 (0%) 2 (3.3%) 3 (2.7%)
Ovarian cysts 2 (3.3%) 8 (13.3%) 15 (6.2%) 1 (1.7%) 2 (3.3%) 9 (8.0%)
  1. The HMO, HCB and HUN groups were primiparous heifers monitored by GSM, unassisted in the calving barn and unassisted in the dry zone, respectively. The MMO, MCB and MUN groups were multiparous cows monitored by GSM, unassisted in the calving barn and unassisted in the dry zone, respectively.
  2. FMR foetal membrane retention.
  3. * = significantly different from the corresponding monitored group (P < 0.05);
  4.  = significantly different from the corresponding monitored group (P < 0.01);
  5. ¥ = significantly different from the corresponding monitored group (P < 0.001).