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Table 3 The guidelines provided by the competent authorities in Denmark, Finland and Norway regarding the acceptability of different clinical conditions for on-farm emergency slaughter

From: Overview of the practices of on-farm emergency slaughter of cattle in the Nordic countries

  Denmark Finland Norway
Trauma less than 24 h old, e.g. splits at calving, broken bone
Mastitis
Milk fever *
Uterine prolapse
Displaced abomasum
Chronic lame
Wild—dangerous to handle
  1. Key: ‘’ acceptable for OFES, ‘✘’ unacceptable for OFES, ‘ ‘ condition not mentioned in guidelines
  2. *Cows with clinical milk fever are not acceptable for OFES