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Behavioural and physiological responses to pest flies in pastured dairy cows treated with a natural repellent

By Carrie E. Woolley, Simon Lachance, Trevor J. DeVries, Renée Bergeron

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The effects of reducing fly attack intensity, using an essential oil fly repellent, on fly avoidance behaviour, grazing, milk production and stress was evaluated. Twenty Holstein dairy cows on pasture were divided into two groups of 10, which were alternatively treated with the repellent, or left...

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  1. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  2. Cattle
  3. Essential oils
  4. Flies
  5. pastures
  6. Repellents and Attractants