Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Broom, D.
Behavioral responses of piglets to darkness and shadows
Contributor(s):: Tanida, H., Miura, A., Tanaka, T., Yoshimoto, T.
26 piglets aged 1 week were used to study the effects of dark and shadows on their behavioral responses. In the first test, piglets were held in an enclosure, then allowed access to a like-sized adjacent enclosure. The piglets significantly feared staying in dark. Provision of the light beam...
Effect of solar radiation on dairy cattle behaviour, use of shade and body temperature in a pasture-based system
| Contributor(s):: Tucker, C. B., Rogers, A. R., Schutz, K. E.
Our aim was to understand how protection from solar radiation influenced the behaviour and physiology of Holstein Friesian dairy cattle. We compared the behaviour and body temperature of pastured dairy cattle kept in 1 of 4 treatments: no shade or free access to shade that blocked either 25, 50...