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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)
Comparison of the effects of weaning and castration when conducted separately or in combination on the behaviour of crossbred beef cattle
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the behavioural effects of Burdizzo castration of crossbred beef calves when weaned and castrated separately (castrated 8 weeks after weaning) or in combination. Over two ...
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 ...
Climatic effects on milk production traits and somatic cell score in lactating Holstein-Friesian cows in different housing systems
(American Dairy Science Association, 2014)
The objective of this study was to compare the effect of the temperature-humidity index (THI) on milk production traits and somatic cell score (SCS) of dairy cows raised in 4 different housing systems: (1) warm loose housing ...
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 ...
Dry matter intake of South American camelids and its effects on the composition of feed rations
The number of South American camelids (SAC) is increasing in Germany since decades. Due to a lack of scientifically based publications the knowledge about feeding SACs is still poor. Therefore, the aim of this study was ...
A comparison of claw conformation and claw horn structure of two sheep breeds, and their relationship to footrot incidence
This study compared claw conformation (length of dorsal border (DB), diagonal length (DL), dorsal angle (DA), heel height (HH), hardness) and claw horn structure (number of horn tubules, diameter of tubules medullary cavity ...