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Effects of Bedding Material on Comfort and Behaviour of Dairy Cows

Ranjana Sinha, Madan Lal Kamboj, Ashish Ranjan.


Present investigation was carried out to study the effect of bedding material on comfort and behaviour of crossbred lactating cows. Sixteen lactating crossbred cows were selected based on parity and milk yield and randomly divided into two groups (control and treatment) with eight in each group. The control group of animals were housed in loose housing system with concrete flooring and treatment group of animals were housed in loose housing system with sand bedding. Analysis revealed that, the cow comfort index was significantly (P

Key words: Sand Bedding, Crossbred Cows, Cow Comfort Index, Feeding Behaviour and Lying Behaviour

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