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The project focuses on what rearing her own calf means to the cow, including the strength of the maternal bond and how it affects the cow’s emotions. It investigates how motivated cows are to be with their calves, and whether cows that are with their calves are more optimistic. Photo: Maja Bertelsen.

2021.01.29 | Anis, Cattle, DCA

A new AU project examines what it means to the cow to be with her calf

In a newly started project at Aarhus University, the researchers investigate what it means for the cow’s welfare to rear her own calf. They will focus on the cow’s bonding to the calf and the cow’s emotional state. The three-year project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

A study from AU shows, that extra care should be taken when trimming cows late in gestation, as it may increase the risk of abortion.  Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2021.01.06 | Anis, Cattle, DCA

Hoof trimming late in gestation increases the risk of abortion

A study from AU, based on a large data set from the Danish Cattle Database, demonstrates that hoof trimming late in gestation increases the risk of abortion in dairy cows.

Hoof trimming around drying off is a good strategy to prevent sole ulcers. However, trimming should not be done during the last four weeks before calving as this is associated with an increased risk of abortion. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2021.01.06 | Anis, Cattle, DCA

Hoof trimming around drying off prevents sole ulcers

A study at Aarhus University shows that hoof trimming around drying off is associated with a 20% lower odds of dairy cows developing sole ulcers in the following lactation. However, be aware not to trim too close to calving as this may be associated with an increased risk of abortion.

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