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The early behaviour of cow and calf in an individual calving pen

By Margit Bak Jensen

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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 24h on days 3, 7 and 11. Cows gradually reduced the time spent sniffing and licking their calves from 59 to 49min over the days studied (P

Publication Title Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Volume 134
Issue 3
Pages 92-99
ISBN/ISSN 0168-1591
DOI 10.1016/j.applanim.2011.06.017
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  1. Cattle
  2. Maternal behavior
  3. nursing
  4. play
  5. Social behavior