Betekenis desynchronisatie gedrag melkvee voor dierwelzijn = Consequences of behavioural desynchronisation of diary cattle for welfare

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This report describes a study on the relevance of behavioural synchronisation on animal welfare in general and consequences of reduced feed intake possibilities for housed dairy cattle in particular. It is shown that synchronisation of feed intake is limited with ad lib feed access. Limitations can decrease or increase synchronisation, but consequently result in more restlessness. Feed intake was not influenced by the limitations applied and did not result in significant changes in plasma cortisol or resistance parameters
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameRapport / Animal Sciences Group
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • animal welfare
  • animal nutrition
  • feed intake
  • animal housing
  • synchronization
  • dairy cattle
  • dairy farming
  • dairy cattle nutrition

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