Lying laterality and the effect of IceTag data loggers on lying behaviour of dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Gibbons, Jenny, Medrano-Galarza, Catalina, Marie de Passillé, Anne, Rushen, Jeffrey
Lying behaviour is a useful indicator of cow comfort, but can be time consuming to measure. Data loggers are commonly used to automatically record behavioural activity but may influence the animal's behaviour. We investigated the effect of a new model of the IceTag data logger (IceTag Sensor,...
A forced lateralisation test for dairy cows and its relation to their behaviour
Contributor(s):: Amira, A. Goma, Gareth, P. Pearce, Jashim, Uddin, Eloise, Rimon, Harriet, Davies, Clive, J. C. Phillips
Dairy cows' emotional state can sometimes be inferred from their behaviour, for example previous studies have suggested that those passing a novel person to the right are more likely to be anxious than those passing to the left. We undertook two studies of cow behaviour as they passed a novel...