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Function of tongue-playing of cattle in association with other behavioral and physiological characteristics

By T. Ishiwata, K. Uetake, Y. Eguchi, T. Tanaka

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Abstract

To study the function of tongue-playing of cattle, this study observed 71 Japanese Black x Holstein steers after feeding in 2 repetitive experiments. The number of steers who performed tongue-playing did not differ among the 3 levels of environmentally enriched pens. Most (90.6%) performances of tongue-playing terminated within 20 min. Frequency of tongue-playing positively correlated with the frequency of resting (r=0.25, p

Publication Title Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Volume 11
Issue 4
Pages 358-367
ISBN/ISSN 1088-8705
Publisher Taylor & Francis
DOI 10.1080/10888700802330242
Language English
Author Address School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, 1-17-71 Fuchinobe, Sagamihara-shi, 229-8501, Japan.uetake@azabu-u.ac.jp
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  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animal genetics
  3. Animal nutrition
  4. Animal physiology
  5. Animals
  6. Blood
  7. Bovidae
  8. Breeds
  9. Bullocks
  10. Cattle
  11. Dopamine
  12. Feeding
  13. Grooming
  14. Hay
  15. Mammals
  16. peer-reviewed
  17. pens
  18. Ruminants
  19. ungulates
  20. vertebrates
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