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The event of giving birth is an essential part of animal production. In dairy cattle production, there are substantial economical and welfare-related challenges arising around the time of parturition, and hence increased focus on efficient management of the calving cow. Drawing on the research...

Author(s)
Rørvang, M. V.; Nielsen, B. L.; Herskin, M. S.; Jensen, M. B.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, March, pp 45
Abstract

In order to improve animal welfare it is recommended that dairy farmers move calving cows from the herd to individual pens when calving is imminent. However, the practicality of moving cows has proven a challenge and may lead to disturbance of the cows rather than easing the process of calving. One ...

Author(s)
Rørvang, M. V.; Herskin, M. S.; Jensen, M. B.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 1, pp e0191128
Abstract

The aim was to investigate the early behaviour in dairy cows and their calves. Thirty-eight multiparous Danish Holstein Frisian cows and their calves were housed in individual calving pens during the first twelve days post-partum and their behaviour was observed during 24 h on days 3, 7 and 11....

Author(s)
Jensen, M. B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2011, 134, 3/4, pp 92-99
Abstract

Although horses are social animals they are often housed individually with limited social contact to other horses and this may compromise their welfare. The present study included eight young female horses and investigated the strength of motivation for access to full social contact, head contact...

Author(s)
Søndergaard, E.; Jensen, M. B.; Nicol, C. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2011, 132, 3/4, pp 131-137
Abstract

The present study investigated the effects of the level of social contact in the home environment on the social preference, bonding and social behaviour of pre-weaned dairy calves. Twenty-seven pairs of calves were reared from birth until 6 weeks either individually (with limited social contact...

Author(s)
Duve, L. R.; Jensen, M. B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2011, 135, 1/2, pp 34-43
Abstract

The objective of the present study was to investigate how group size and familiarity influence daily activity and social interactions in regrouped dairy calves. A total of 84 calves were divided into groups of 4, 8 and 16 animals, in which half of the calves in each group were unfamiliar with each...

Author(s)
Færevik, G.; Andersen, I. L.; Jensen, M. B.; Bøe, K. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 108, 3/4, pp 215-228
Abstract

The present study investigated social preferences and separation stress in dairy calves. Twelve calves were subjected to two different experimental tests: (1) a social preference test were the calves could choose between a familiar and an unfamiliar calf in a Y-maze, and (2) a separation test were...

Author(s)
Færevik, G.; Jensen, M. B.; Bøe, K. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2006, 99, 3/4, pp 205-221
Abstract

In order to quantify the relative priorities between lying, eating and social behaviour of dairy cows in different stages of lactation, responses to time constraints were investigated in two experiments. In experiment one, 48 dairy cows, half in early and half in late lactation, had free access to...

Author(s)
Munksgaard, L.; Jensen, M. B.; Pedersen, L. J.; Hansen, S. W.; Matthews, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2005, 92, 1/2, pp 3-14
Abstract

One hundred ninety-two calves (Holstein-Friesian, Danish Red, and Jersey) were allocated to either groups of 24 calves or groups of 12 calves with one computer-controlled milk feeder per group. Within group, one-half of the calves were offered the daily milk allowance in either 4 or 8 milk...

Author(s)
Jensen, M. B.
Publisher
American Dairy Science Association, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2004, 87, 10, pp 3428-3438
Abstract

Calves housed individually have little opportunity for social contact. However, performance of social behaviour may constitute a need in calves. Slopes of demand functions (demand elasticity), generated by operant conditioning techniques, are used to measure behavioural motivation of farm animals....

Author(s)
Holm, L.; Jensen, M. B.; Jeppesen, L. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2002, 79, 3, pp 175-194

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