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Stand-off pad wintering system: Effect of surface types on cow comfort and urination behaviour

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dc.contributor.author Al-Marashdeh, Omar en
dc.contributor.author Cameron, Keith C. en
dc.contributor.author Bryant, Racheal H. en
dc.contributor.author Box, Lisa en
dc.contributor.author Arends, A. en
dc.contributor.author Coveney, A. en
dc.contributor.author Chrystal, J. en
dc.contributor.author Edwards, Grant en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-12T22:51:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation Al-Marashdeh et al. (2017). Stand-off pad wintering system: effect of surface types on cow comfort and urination behaviour. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 77, Rotorua 28- 30 June 2017 (pp. 137-142). Rotorua, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Animal Production en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-7434 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10182/9217
dc.description.abstract Two consecutive experiments were conducted over four weeks during winter to investigate the effect of different stand-off pad surface types on dairy cow lying behaviour, cleanness and lameness scores, and urination frequency. In experiment one, 350 Friesian × Jersey, pregnant non-lactating dairy cows were blocked and assigned to five treatments for two weeks: fodder beet grazed in situ with no stand-off (control); fodder beet grazed in situ and cows spent 17 hours on a woodchip stand-off (WCG); harvested fodder beet bulb fed in paddock and cows spent 17 hours on a woodchip stand-off (WCH); fodder beet grazed in situ and cows spent 17 hours on a 70 mm round-stone stand-off (S70); fodder beet grazed in situ and cows spent 17 hours on a 50 mm roundstone stand-off (S50). In experiment two, 156 Friesian × Jersey, pregnant non-lactating dairy cows were blocked and assigned to three treatments for two weeks: control and WCG as described in experiment one, and a third geotextile ‘carpet’ stand-off for 17 hours (GC). In experiment one, surface type had no effect on lying time (average 10.1 hours), cleanness and lameness score, or urination behaviour. In experiment two, lying hours were greater (P=0.01) for cows on carpet (11.6) than for cows on woodchip (10.8). While current results showed a negligible effect of surface type on cow comfort and urination behaviour during winter, a longer study, covering the whole winter season, is required to confirm these results. en
dc.format.extent 137-142 (6) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher New Zealand Society of Animal Production en
dc.relation The original publication is available from - New Zealand Society of Animal Production - http://www.nzsap.org/proceedings/stand-pad-wintering-system-effect-surface-types-cow-comfort-and-urination-behaviour en
dc.rights © NZSAP. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. en
dc.source 2017 Conference: New Zealand Society of Animal Production en
dc.subject dairy cows en
dc.subject stand-off pad en
dc.subject comfort en
dc.subject lying behaviour en
dc.subject urination behaviour en
dc.title Stand-off pad wintering system: Effect of surface types on cow comfort and urination behaviour en
dc.type Conference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unit Lincoln University en
lu.contributor.unit Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences en
lu.contributor.unit Department of Agricultural Sciences en
lu.contributor.unit Department of Soil and Physical Sciences en
lu.contributor.unit Research Management Office en
lu.contributor.unit /LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group en
dc.subject.anzsrc 070204 Animal Nutrition en
dc.subject.anzsrc 070203 Animal Management en
dc.subject.anzsrc 0702 Animal Production en
dc.relation.isPartOf Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production en
pubs.finish-date 2017-06-30 en
pubs.organisational-group /LU
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/AGSC
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/SOILS
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.publisher-url http://www.nzsap.org/proceedings/stand-pad-wintering-system-effect-surface-types-cow-comfort-and-urination-behaviour en
pubs.start-date 2017-06-28 en
pubs.volume 77 en
lu.identifier.orcid 0000-0001-6493-0395
lu.identifier.orcid 0000-0002-7631-1636
lu.identifier.orcid 0000-0002-5004-8147
lu.identifier.orcid 0000-0003-4165-007X
lu.subtype Conference Paper en


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