A loss of balance where the animal loses its foothold or the hooves slide on the floor surface, producing a lowering of the animal's body due to the gliding or folding of leg(s). Only the hooves and/or legs are in contact with the floor.
Slips and falls are noted in the Dairy WellTM assessment during the stockmanship evaluation. Caregivers should not be moving cows quickly or forcefully in such a way that causes slips or falls.
There is currently no repeatability test for this measure.