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The effect of milk feeding method on calves' behavioural sleep

Hänninen, L.; Hepola, H.; Raussi, S.; Sariola, J.; Khalili, H. and Saloniemi, H. (2006) The effect of milk feeding method on calves' behavioural sleep. In: Proceedings, International Society for Applied Ethology, p. 4.

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Summary

Our aim was to study how calves' sleep could be affected by the milk feeding and housing methods.
We concluded that possibility to suck milk increased the amount of calves' behavioural quiet sleep and sleepiness after feeding, possibly due to suck-induced hormonal effects.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:milk feeding, calves, sleep
Subjects: Animal husbandry
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki
Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:16437
Deposited On:30 Oct 2009 13:23
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:41
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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