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Housing affects social behaviors, such as competition, but little work has addressed affiliative behaviors. This study compared social licking (SL) in pregnant heifers housed indoors (in a free-stall barn) versus outdoors (on pasture), and relationships with competition, feeding and physical...

Author(s)
Tresoldi, G.; Weary, D. M.; Machado Filho, L. C. P.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2015, 5, 4, pp 1169-1179
Abstract

The periparturient period, typically defined as the period immediately before and after calving, is a challenging time for dairy cattle that must cope with physiological, metabolic and endocrine changes, as well as a variety of environmental and management-related stressors. These challenges likely ...

Author(s)
Sepúlveda-Varas, P.; Huzzey, J. M.; Weary, D. M.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2013, 53, 9, pp 988-999