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Following a short description of the term animal welfare and natural behaviour in semi domesticated cattle, factors influencing the welfare of cattle are discussed. Cows and heifers prefer to lie down 10-12 hours per day, and have a strong preference for soft beddings. Access to pasture gives the...

Author(s)
Grøndahl, A. M.; Johnsen, J. F.; Ellingsen, K.; Halvorsen, I.; Mejdell, C. M.
Publisher
Den Norske Veterinærforening, Oslo, Norway
Citation
Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift, 2011, 123, 9, pp 549-558
Abstract

Many horse owners tend to group horses according to gender, in an attempt to reduce aggressive interactions and the risk of injuries. The aim of our experiment was to test the effects of such gender separation on injuries, social interactions and individual distance in domestic horses. A total of...

Author(s)
Jørgensen, G. H. M.; Borsheim, L.; Mejdell, C. M.; Søndergaard, E.; Bøe, K. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2009, 120, 1/2, pp 94-99