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Dairy cows use of a mechanical brush – effects on welfare measured by HR and HRV

I have studied the effects of using a mechanical brush on heart rate and heart rate variability measures, where I more specifically wanted to investigate the brush effect in different situations, i.e. if the brush would have a calming or buffering effect as the cows were exposed to a mild stressor. 

The work carried out for this master thesis was part of a larger study investigating positive emotional states in cows. It was funded by Formas and the responsible project was The Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science at SLU. 

 

Contact information
Kajsa Mulder
kajmu905@student.liu.se

 


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Last updated: 06/11/16