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Improving welfare for dairy cows and calves at separation.

Johnsen , Julie Føske; Ellingsen, Kristian; Grøndahl, Ann Margaret; Bøe, Knut Egil; Gulliksen, Stine Margrethe and Mejdell , Cecilie Marie (2011) Improving welfare for dairy cows and calves at separation. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level, p. 91.

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The results indicate that both the intensity and extent of the behavioural reaction to separation is alleviated when cow and calf are separated with physical contact. In dairy herds practicing suckling systems, fence-line separation may increase cow and calf welfare compared to separation into pens allowing merely auditory contact.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Welfare, cow, calf, separation. COWCALF
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry
Research affiliation: Norway
Norway > UMB - Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Norway > NVH - Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
Norway > NVI - National Veterinary Institute
Deposited By: Grøndahl, Researcher Ann Margaret
ID Code:19902
Deposited On:24 Jan 2012 13:41
Last Modified:24 Jan 2012 13:41
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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