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Abstract

The normal time budgets of dairy cows are influenced by oestrus, with cows spending less time resting and eating but more time walking. Previous studies have shown that cows spend approximately 21% less time feeding where the day of oestrus is assumed to be the day of successful artificial ...

Author(s)
Zebari, H. M.; Rutter, S. M.; Bleach, E. C. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 206, pp 12-17
Abstract

Large percentages of dairy cows do not express behavioural signs of oestrus. Faecal and urine fatty acid concentrations increase during oestrus. The objective of the present study was to determine the milk FA profile of dairy cows during the oestrous and dioestrous periods and the relationship with ...

Author(s)
Zebari, H. M.; Rutter, S. M.; Bleach, E. C. L.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Reproduction Science, 2019, 202, pp 26-34