Conference proceedings article
Ein Versuch der Stressreduktion bei Erstkalbinnen im Melkstand durch Tellington TTouch-Handling kurz vor der Abkalbung



Publication Details
Authors:
Ivemeyer, S.; Göbel, F.; Knierim, U.
Editor:
KTBL
Publisher:
KTBL
Place:
Darmstadt
Publication year:
2013
Pages range:
236-237
Book title:
Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2013
Title of series:
Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung
Number in series:
KTBL-Schrift 503

Abstract
Attempt to reduce heifers‘ stress in the milking parlor by TellingtonTTouch handling shortly before calving
Stress is an important factor, which may affect the well-being and health of dairy cows.On the basis of 13 treated and 14 control heifers a possible impact of a stress-reducinghandling of heifers just before calving on their behavior towards people (avoidance distance),as well as their agitation behavior during milking shortly after calving has beeninvestigated. We found no significant differences between the two groups of animals withregard to their behavior.


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