publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

Effects of restricted and free suckling

Fröberg, Sofie;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The aim of this thesis was to study the effects of restricted and free suckling in comparison with non-suckling on production and behaviour of cow and calf in dairy production systems. In the first and second study cows of Zebu × Holstein (n=24) and Holstein breed (n=27) and their calves were allocated to two treatments, restricted suckling (RS) and artificial rearing (AR) and studied during eight weeks. In the first study calves were present during milking and RS calves suckled after milking and in the afternoon. Behaviour and weight gain of calves and milk yield, milk composition and udder health (California Mastitis Test, CMT) of cows were measured. In the se...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfluids and secretions
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Agricultural and Food Sciences
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