Impact of dam rearing on veal calves

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Dairy calves are typically separated from their dam within 24h of birth. Calves not wanted for replacement are commonly transported to veal farms around 2wk of age. Separation from the dam at an early age may present animal welfare concerns. We studied the impact of dam-rearing on various aspects of veal calf welfare. Calves (N=79) born March-October 2019 on one dairy farm were eitherreared with their dam fulltime or individually in igloos. All calves were transported to one of 8 veal farms at 2 or 4wk of age. Transport age is not presented here.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent advances in animal welfare science VIII
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2021
EventUFAW Virtual Animal Welfare Conference, 29-30 June 2021 - Online
Duration: 29 Jun 202130 Jun 2021


ConferenceUFAW Virtual Animal Welfare Conference, 29-30 June 2021


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