The behaviour and welfare of buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in modern dairy enterprises.

@article{Napolitano2013TheBA,
  title={The behaviour and welfare of buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in modern dairy enterprises.},
  author={Fabio Napolitano and Corrado Pacelli and Filomena Grasso and Ada Braghieri and Gianfranca De Rosa},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={7 10},
  pages={1704-13}
}
This review deals with the behaviour of river buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis), in confinement and in extensive conditions, also focusing on the effects of different housing and rearing conditions on their welfare. The behavioural repertoire expressed by buffaloes in extensive and intensive conditions is similar to those displayed by other domestic ruminants. However, through natural selection, buffaloes have also acquired several morphological, physiological and behavioural (i.e. wallowing… CONTINUE READING
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