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Shahhosseini, Yazdan, 2013. Cattle behaviour : appearance of behaviour in wild and confinement. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management

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The wild ancestor of cattle, the aurox, became exterminated approximately 400 years ago in 1627 and populations of feral cattle are not numerous. Therefore, they are mostly under management and surveillance of humans (Clutton-Brock, 1999). Thus, the knowledge of wild cattle behaviour is limited and the research in cattle behaviour is mostly carried out with semi-wild herds or animals in captivity. As understanding of cattle behaviour has a strong correlation with production, well-being and general management of cattle, this paper focuses on some important aspects of cattle behaviour both on pasture and in confinement. Furthermore, the knowledge of animal behaviour can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of abnormal and undesirable behaviours caused by management.

Main title:Cattle behaviour
Subtitle:appearance of behaviour in wild and confinement
Authors:Shahhosseini, Yazdan
Supervisor:Olofsson, Jan
Examiner:Bertilsson, Jan
Series:Examensarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens utfodring och vård
Volume/Sequential designation:417
Year of Publication:2013
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VM003 Animal Science - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management
Keywords:Cattle, Behaviour
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-2402
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-2402
Subjects:Animal husbandry
Language:English
Deposited On:19 Jun 2013 16:47
Metadata Last Modified:19 Jun 2013 16:47

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