CONTRIBUTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE RESTING BEHAVIOR OF DAMS AND NEWBORN CALVES

I. TRIPON, G. STANCIU, D. GAVOJDIAN, L.T. CZISZTER, S. ACATINCĂI, SIMONA BAUL

Abstract


The aim of this paper was to measure the main aspects that characterized the restingbehavior of the dam-calf couple in the first week after calving. The experiments werecarried out in winter on 5 dam-calf couples. During the experiments, the followingresting behavior aspects were determined: number of periods standing up, numberof periods lying down, the length of the periods. Data was computed byANOVA/MANOVA. Results showed that the mother cows spent on average 761minutes standing up, respectively 54% from a day length, and 633 minutes lyingdown, respectively 46% from a day time. The calves spent on average 224 minutesstanding up during 12.7 periods, respectively 16% from a day length and 1216minutes lying down.

Keywords


resting behavior; mother cows; newly born calf; Romanian Black and White Cows

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