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Guidance for veterinary practitioners, government animal health staff and dairy herd advisers on the Dairy Score.
The base Score of the herd is lowered to the lowest Score adult animal. Because individual adult animals keep their Score for life, there is no effect on the Scores of either the introduced adult cattle or the adult cattle already in the herd.
No change to the base Score of the herd.
The situation with respect to bull introductions is considered different to that of introduced female cattle and there is no chnge in the base Score of a herd. This is due to the generally lower risk conditions associated with their introduction.
Farmers need to adopt sound risk management when bulls are to be introduced to ensure there is no increased risk of BJD. Factors which reduce the risk from the introduction of bulls are: