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Characterizing changes in activity and feeding behaviour of lactating dairy cows during behavioural and silent oestrus

By Hawar M. Zebari, S. Mark Rutter, Emma C. L. Bleach

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The normal time budgets of dairy cows are influenced by oestrus, with cows spending less time resting and eating but more time walking. Previous studies have shown that cows spend approximately 21% less time feeding where the day of oestrus is assumed to be the day of successful artificial...

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  1. Activity
  2. Cattle
  3. Estrous cycle