Andres Aland

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The aim of the study was to investigate whether the presence of digital dermatitis (DD) and sole ulcer (SU) in dairy cows was associated with changes in behaviour and milk production. Swedish Red and Swedish Holstein cows (mostly in the first to second lactation) were housed in a cubicle system with automatically scraped passageways. After maintenance claw(More)
Behavior and performance changes when tied dairy cows were moved to a loose housing system in a cubicle system were investigated. Behavioral observations were made for 3 consecutive days in 3 periods after transition. The cows (n = 105) were observed on 18 sampling occasions for 1 month. Recordings were made of body positions and general and social(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of soft elastic stall partitions on the positions in own or neighbouring stalls by dairy cows, faeces and urine, and of contact between animal and partition. There were two designs of a soft elastic partition, here called I-partition and lambda-partition. The study was performed on a commercial dairy herd(More)
1 Department of Animal Health, Estonian Agricultural University, Kreutzwaldi 62, 51014, Tartu, Estonia, Phone: Andres Aland: 372 7 313221; Jaan Praks: 372 7 313202; Fax: 372 7 422259; 2 – Institute of Animal Science, Estonian Agricultural University, Kreutzwaldi 1, 51014, Tartu, Estonia, Phone: 372 7 313448; Fax: 372 7 313429; 3 – Department of Food(More)
An important precondition of a well-functioning dairy production is knowledge about the incidence of environmentally evoked non-infectious diseases in a particular herd, in the region and in the country as a whole. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence rate of environmentally evoked multifactorial diseases in Estonian dairy herds, and to(More)
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