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Short communication: reference values for blood parameters in Holstein dairy cows: effects of parity, stage of lactation, and season of production.
The outcomes of this work will improve the accuracy of the biochemical profile as a tool for dairy practitioners to assess the metabolic status of lactating Holstein cows.
Prevalence of respiratory disorders in veal calves and potential risk factors.
Assessment of in vivo and postmortem prevalence of respiratory disorders in veal calves in Europe found that even mild clinical signs of respiratory disorder in calves at specific time points during the fattening period may be associated with high prevalence of lungs with lesions at slaughter.
The provision of solid feeds to veal calves: II. Behavior, physiology, and abomasal damage.
A roughage source able to satisfy calves' behavioral needs and to improve digestive processes without damaging the digestive apparatus still has to be identified.
The dehorning of dairy calves: practices and opinions of 639 farmers.
- F. Gottardo, E. Nalon, B. Contiero, S. Normando, P. Dalvit, G. Cozzi
- MedicineJournal of dairy science
- 1 November 2011
Low motivation of the respondents toward the adoption of practices able to reduce pain related to disbudding might arise from their insufficient knowledge on long-term negative effects of early painful experiences on behavior and handling of dairy heifers.
Prevalence of gastrointestinal disorders recorded at postmortem inspection in white veal calves and associated risk factors.
Independent variables related to the feeding system confirmed to be the main risk factors for the occurrence of gastrointestinal disorders in veal calves, and additional risk sources for each given problem were identified among housing and management variables.
Short communication: Reference limits for blood analytes in Holstein late-pregnant heifers and dry cows: Effects of parity, days relative to calving, and season.
The reference limits and the 95% confidence intervals for blood analytes determined in the study could help dairy practitioners to improve the accuracy of metabolic profile interpretation in Holstein late-pregnant cattle.
Can novel methods be useful for pain assessment of castrated piglets?
- C. Lonardi, A. Scollo, S. Normando, M. Brščić, F. Gottardo
- MedicineAnimal : an international journal of animal…
- 1 May 2015
In castrated piglets behavioural and physiological alterations occur mainly in the first 3 h from treatment, and eye temperature appear to give additional and useful information in piglet pain assessment.
Skin lesion monitoring at slaughter on heavy pigs (170 kg): Welfare indicators and ham defects
The present study confirms that skin lesions represent a problem also for heavy pigs and that overnight lairage and season can affect their prevalence, with the associated possibility to give ham defects.
Effect of dietary supplementation with different sources of selenium on growth response, selenium blood levels and meat quality of intensively finished Charolais young bulls.
- G. Cozzi, P. Prevedello, E. Chevaux
- Biology, MedicineAnimal : an international journal of animal…
- 26 August 2011
The outcomes of the study suggest that the provision of Se yeast throughout the finishing period is a strategy to increase the benefits of the replacement of sodium selenite with organic selenium in beef cattle.
Main critical factors affecting the welfare of beef cattle and veal calves raised under intensive rearing systems in Italy: a review
Abstract This review describes the principal causes of poor welfare in beef cattle and veal calves raised in intensive husbandry systems in Italy. Nowadays there are no specific regulations in force…