Title: Sensor Based Detection of Moving and Resting Behaviour in Suckler Cows Before, During and After Calving
Authors: Bahr, Claudia ×
Kaufmann, Otto
Scheibe, Klaus #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Applied Animal Behaviour Science issue:submitted
Abstract: The calving period is the most sensitive time in suckler cow husbandry with highest risk of economic losses due to possible problems occurring while parturition. The investigation aimed the analysis of moving and resting behaviour of 20 suckler cows from five days ante partum to three days post partum (5ap-3pp). The moving and resting behaviour was recorded as leg movements and time spent in a prostrate position (resting) with ALT- Pedometers. To assess differences in behaviour before, during and after parturition a mean-value analysis with significance tests was done with the non-parametric Mann-Withney test. Results show that depending from the particular moment of parturition the day before and the day of parturition a significant increase in moving activity and a significant decrease in resting time especially in the time period 00:00 h - 08:00 h was determined. Among suckler cows the results revealed also high variation in changes of moving and resting behaviour due to parturition.
ISSN: 0168-1591
Publication status: submitted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division M3-BIORES: Measure, Model & Manage Bioresponses (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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