Behavioural interactions of dairy cows with their newborn calves and the effects of parity

  title={Behavioural interactions of dairy cows with their newborn calves and the effects of parity},
  author={Sandra A. Edwards and Donald M. Broom},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Cow-calf behaviour in relation to first suckling.
Factors affecting the time to first suckling in dairy calves
The most important factor determining the time to first suckling was the udder conformation of the dam but delays were also attributable to abnormal maternal behaviour, especially in heifers, and poor calf vigour, especially after difficult calvings.
Maternal-offspring behavior of Guzerat beef cattle
Calf vigor was influenced by the contact period between cow and calf (CPCC), cow age at calving, teat conditions, calf vigor at birth, need for human assistance (HA), and calf mortality until weaning.


The behaviour of lambs on the first day after birth.
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    The British veterinary journal
  • 1976
Interrelationships between the duration of parturition post-natal behaviour of ewes and lambs, and the incidence of neonatal mortality.
There was a strong association between two aspects of ewe behaviour, namely, time taken to rise after lambing and desertion of lambs, and prolonged labour time, which reduced mothering ability.
The period between birth and first suckling in dairy calves.
Investigations of maternal bonding in dairy cattle
Serum immune globulin concentrations of calves left with their dams for the first two days of life.
Impala social behaviour: birth behaviour
Impalas have a preference for giving birth between 10·00 and 14·00 hours and the significance of this behaviour and the other behaviours shown as anti-predator devices are discussed.
The Analysis of Socialization in Sheep and Goats
The domestic guinea pig living under seminatural conditions is slow to adapt to its new environment, however, they are able to maintain themselves as a society, though a weakly organized one.
Parturitional, early maternal, and neonatal behavior in penned white-tailed deer.
First fawns located the udder by trial and error, but siblings seemed to learnUdder location from observing their older twin, and Does licked under a nursing fawn's tail.