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Welfare in Danish dairy herds 2. Housing systems and grazing procedures in 1983 and 1994.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8659347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper presents the second part of a questionnaire survey carried out in 2148 Danish dairy herds during 1994, as well as results from a similar survey carried out in 1983. The welfare status and trends during the 11 year period are discussed with respect to cattle housing systems and grazing procedures. Generally speaking, the results show that Danish dairy farmers in 1994 followed the common recommendations, i.e. 1) there are partitions between stalls in almost all tie stall houses, 2) feeding cubicles are seldom seen in cubicle houses, 3) bedding is provided for most cows, 4) saw dust as bedding for cows is not commonly used, and 5) the majority of cows and heifers are pastured during summer. However, adjustments in the following areas would be appropriate: 1) tie systems which restrict the cow's natural rising and lying should be phased out, and 2) loose housed heifers in boxes should have access to a bedded resting area.
Authors:
L Alban; J F Agger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta veterinaria Scandinavica     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0044-605X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Vet. Scand.     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-01     Completed Date:  1996-08-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370400     Medline TA:  Acta Vet Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Animal Science and Animal Health, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Husbandry / trends*
Animals
Cattle
Data Collection
Denmark
Housing, Animal / trends*
Questionnaires

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