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Table 1 Cubicle use by cows and heifers in cubicle sheds throughout the final week of pregnancy.

From: Cubicle Refusal and Rearing Accommodation as Possible Mastitis Risk Factors in Cubicle-Housed Dairy Heifers

  Age group
Cubicle use throughout the final week of pregnancy Heifers expecting first calf (n1 = 368) Cows expecting second calf (n2 = 261) Older cows (n3 = 415)
Consistent or occasional cubicle refusal, total or with hind quarters 107 (29%) 8 (3%) 12 (3%)
Consistent cubicle use 261 (71%) 253 (97%) 403 (97%)
  1. OR of cubicle refusal in heifers compared to cows: 13.29 (c.i.95%OR = 7.89–22.61, P < 0.01)