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Bedding hygiene, cleanliness and lying behaviour for heifers housed on wood chip or straw deep bedding

| Type artikkel: Publisert studie

Kategori: Dyrevelferd, Husdyr, Storfe

The aim of this project was to compare the hygienic quality of the bedding, as well as the parasitic load, cleanliness and lying behaviour in heifers kept on either straw or wood chip deep bedding. Fourteen heifers kept in two pens were housed on straw or wood chip bedding for 43 days, after which the bedding material was switched for 43 additional days.

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Golvunderlagets inverkan på kornas gång

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Kategori: Husdyr, Storfe

A primary reason for unhealthy legs and claws are unsuitable floor properties in dairy houses, which may result in slippery floors and slip injuries to cows and mastitis. The hygiene of a floor surface and floor properties affect the cow claw/floor interaction and gait. The aim is to determine an objective measuring methodology that characterises a floor system through gait analysis.

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