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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Platz, S.; Ahrens, F.; Bendel, J.; Meyer, H.H.D.; Erhard, M.H 
Title:
What happens with cow behavior when replacing concrete slatted floor by rubber coating: A case study. 
Abstract:
An enhanced productive life cycle and improved animal welfare are aims pursued in dairy husbandry. This study assesses experimental observations on floor-associated behavior during the stepwise replacement of concrete slatted flooring by rubber mats. For this purpose, estrus (mounting) and hygiene behavior (licking while standing on 3 legs and caudal licking) within a herd of 50 loose-housed Brown Swiss dairy cows were analyzed by video observation before and after floor reconstruction. Stil...    »
 
Keywords:
Dairy cattle, behavior, concrete floor, rubber covering 
Journal title:
Journal of Dairy Science 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
91: 
Journal issue:
(3) 
Pages contribution:
999-1004 
Language:
en 
Publisher:
American Dairy Science Association 
TUM Institution:
Zentralinstitut für Ernährungs- und Lebensmittelforschung / Abteilung Physiologie 
Format:
Text