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[Translate to English:] Cow with activity leg sensor. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2019.06.26 | Anis

Guidelines for validation of sensor output for automatic measuring of cattle behaviour

Many new sensors for automatic measuring of cattle behaviour are developed and new devices are introduced in these years using different technologies. In the EU-project SmartCow, a report has been produced including a checklist to consult before a study to validate a sensor for measuring cattle behaviour.

Being a horse during the summer heat may be tough due to annoying insects. Photo: Janne W. Christensen.

2020.03.16 | Anis

A new project focuses on insect harassment of horses on pasture

Horses benefit from grazing – both in terms of their physical and psychological well-being. However, insects and summer heat can affect and may be a threat to the horses’ welfare. A new project at AU Foulum investigates the occurrence of insects and the importance of shade.

A group of young horses from the project in relation to the fear test in which the horses are exposed to a “frightening object” by means of an umbrella. Photo: Janne Winther Christensen.

2020.03.16 | Anis

Can a single experienced horse in a group attenuate the young horses’ fear reactions?

Yes, it looks like it. Researchers at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, have studied what it means to young horses to be exposed to a frightening situation when one of the horses in the group is already habituated to the situation – and the results seem promising.