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  1. Foraging Eurasian badgers Meles meles and the presence of cattle in pastures. Do badgers avoid cattle?

    Contributor(s):: Mullen, Enda M., MacWhite, Teresa, Maher, Peter K., Kelly, David J., Marples, Nicola M., Good, Margaret

    The proximity of badgers (Meles meles) to cattle, and their propensity to utilise pastures containing cattle, is of fundamental importance in understanding transmission possibilities for Mycobacterium bovis between a wildlife reservoir and cattle on farms. A study of free-ranging badgers carrying...

  2. Becoming More Equine-Centered: A Curriculum to Enrich Experiential Learning Programs and the Equines They Employ

    Contributor(s):: Wekenman, Jayna

  3. Selective differences between naive and experienced cattle foraging among eight grasses

    Contributor(s):: Ganskopp, D., Cruz, R.

    The study examined how rapidly naive cattle express clearly defined preferences when they encounter a new array of forages, and compared their evolving forage preferences and grazing behaviour with those of experienced cattle. Three naive and three experienced yearling-steers were grazed in...

  4. Behaviour and claw health in tied dairy cows with varying access to exercise in an outdoor paddock

    Contributor(s):: Loberg, J., Telezhenko, E., Bergsten, C., Lidfors, L.

    The aim of this study was to compare the effect of different access to an exercise area on behaviour, time to lie down, claw conformation, claw lesions and milk production. The study was carried out on an organic dairy farm with 52 tied cows. The cows were randomly assigned to one of four...

  5. The effects of diet and weaning method on the behaviour of young horses

    | Contributor(s):: Nicol, C. J., Badnell-Waters, A. J., Bice, R., Kelland, A., Wilson, A. D., Harris, P. A.

    The effects of diet on horse behaviour have not previously been quantified in detail. In this study, we examined the behaviour of 17 foals from the age of 2 to 40 weeks. Each foal received either a starch and sugar (SS) diet or a fat and fibre (FF) diet. The two diets contained similar digestible...

  6. A note on the effect of daily exercise and paddock size on the behaviour of domestic horses ( Equus caballus )

    | Contributor(s):: Jorgensen, G. H. M., Boe, K. E.

    In a 2x3 factorial experiment we examined the effect of exercise (no exercise/daily exercise) and paddock size (small: 150 m2, medium: 300 m2 and large: 450 m2) on the behaviour of horses. In both these treatment periods nine (three cold blood and six warm blood) adult horses were exposed to all...

  7. Alternatives to nose-ringing in outdoor sows: the provision of root crops

    | Contributor(s):: Edge, H. L., Bulman, C. A., Edwards, S. A.

    The practice of nose-ringing outdoor pigs has been questioned on ethical grounds, although nose-rings are widely used commercially to reduce the pasture damage that is caused by indiscriminate rooting of the paddock. Nose-rings have been proven to reduce the occurrence of such behaviours, and...

  8. Foal behaviour in a loose housing/paddock environment during winter

    | Contributor(s):: Autio, E., Heiskanen, M. L.

    The aim of this study was to establish some basic facts about weanling horse (Equus caballus) behaviour in a loose housing/paddock environment during winter. The behaviour of 10 foals (seven American Standardbred and three Finnish cold-blooded foals) was observed in a cold loose housing/paddock...