Lameness is an important cause of poor welfare and economic loss in the UK dairy industry. There is a need to measure lameness on individual farms to increase awareness and to be able to manage it successfully. There have been many initiatives to improve the mobility of the UK dairy herd but the lack of reliable and consistent scoring has hampered progress.
AHDB have developed a method for mobility scoring which is the industry standard in the UK and is the only methodology than can be used by members of the RoMS.
The RoMS is an independent, self-regulatory body which encourages the widespread use of standardised, independent mobility scoring conducted by trained and accredited scorers on UK dairy farms.
The aims of the RoMS are:
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