What happens with cow behavior when replacing concrete slatted floor by rubber coating: a case study.

@article{Platz2008WhatHW,
  title={What happens with cow behavior when replacing concrete slatted floor by rubber coating: a case study.},
  author={Siegfried Platz and Frank Ahrens and John Bendel and Heinrich H. D. Meyer and Michael Erhard},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={999-1004}
}
An enhanced productive life cycle and improved animal welfare are aims pursued in dairy husbandry. This study assesses experimental observations on floor-associated behavior during the stepwise replacement of concrete slatted flooring by rubber mats. For this purpose, estrus (mounting) and hygiene behavior (licking while standing on 3 legs and caudal licking) within a herd of 50 loose-housed Brown Swiss dairy cows were analyzed by video observation before and after floor reconstruction. Still… CONTINUE READING

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