University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) - Research portal

Logo BOKU Resarch Portal

Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Elisabeth Lenz (2006): Evaluierung von Liegeboxen anhand des Liegeverhaltens von Milchrindern unterschiedlicher Grösse.
Master / Diploma Thesis, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 93. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
It was the aim of this study to investigate the lying behaviour of dairy cows with different body measures in differently sized cubicles. For this purpose 268 dairy cows from 10 commercial herds housed in deep bedded cubicles were used. Lying behaviour was studied with regard to body measures and cubicle dimensions. Relationships between body measures and cubicle dimensions as well as lying behaviour were analysed using Pearson correlations. With increasing body size, duration of standing up and lying down movements and total lying time increased bu the number of lying bouts decreased. The body weight appeared not to be a useful criterion for the definition of minimum requirements as given in the Austrian welfare legislation. When these minimum requirements were not met, only few an minor changes in the lying behvaiour were observed. This indicates that other body measures might be more suitable for the determination of minimum standards.

Beurteilende(r): Winckler Christoph

© BOKU Wien Imprint