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Evaluation of vaginal discharge with the Metricheck device and the relationship to reproductive performance in postpartum dairy cows
(Wiley: 12 months, 2014)
Vaginal mucus during estrus was examined with the Metricheck device and the relationship to the reproduction of high-yielding dairy cows was studied. The study was conducted in 99 dairy herds located in Western Germany and ...
Grazing behaviour and dry matter intake of llamas (Lama glama) and German blackhead mutton sheep (Ovis orientalis forma aries) under Central European conditions
(Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, 2015)
Pregnancy-Associated Glycoprotein (PAG) Profile of Holstein-Friesian Cows as Compared to Dual-Purpose and Beef Cows
Pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs) are produced by mono-and binucleate trophoblast cells in the ruminant placenta. PAG appears in maternal blood and, from approximately 4 weeks after fertilization onward, may serve ...
Effects of weaning beef cattle in two stages or by abrupt separation on nasal abrasions, behavior, and weight gain
(CSIRO Publishing, 2015)
The effects of traditional (n = 103) and two-stage weaning (n = 89) on nasal abrasions, behaviour, and weight gain were evaluated in a total of 192 cow-calf pairs. Two-stage calves were prevented from suckling by fitting ...
Sward botanical composition and sward quality affect the foraging behaviour of free-range laying hens.
In a two-year experiment, we investigated the influence of sward plant species composition (sward type), stocking duration and state of sward degradation on the foraging behaviour of chickens. Laying hens (ISA Warren) were ...
Artificial infection of chickens with Capillaria obsignata eggs embryonated in different media
The present study investigated whether incubation media have an impact on infectivity of Capillaria obsignata eggs in chickens infected with gradually increasing doses. C. obsignata eggs collected from female worms were ...
Response to an Ascaridia galli infection in growing chickens in relation to their body weight
(Springer Verlag (Germany), 2014)
It was hypothesized that chickens with extremely varying body weights (BW) from an otherwise homogeneous host sample cope differently with Ascaridia galli (Schrank 1788) infection. Small and large birds, falling into either ...
Confinement of sows for different periods during lactation: effects on behaviour and lesions of sows and performance of piglets
(Cambridge University Press (CUP): STM Journals, 2015)
Alternatives to farrowing crates with continuous confinement of the sow are urgently needed because the animal welfare is negatively impacted. Given the increase of herd sizes, practical experience with loose-housing is ...
Climatic conditions in sow barns in Northern Germany
(EUGEN ULMER GMBH CO, 2014)
With regard to the growing concerns on global climate change, this study aimed at describing basic climatic conditions in sow barns. On 10 piglet producing farms, temperature and relative humidity were measured in the ...
Assessment of animal welfare in dairy cattle farming - Evaluation of the Welfare Quality (R) Protocol
(EUGEN ULMER GMBH CO, 2014)
This article deals with the evaluation of the Welfare Quality (R) Protocol for cattle, a newly developed assessment system to assess the animal welfare at farm level. In this study 20 dairy farms in Lower Saxony were ...