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Guilherme Amorim Franchi

Behavioural tests

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To answer specific questions regarding cow behaviour or affective states, it is sometimes necessary to study the cow’s responses to specific stimuli in a test situation. This can be done either in the animal’s home environment or in a test arena [1]. As specific research questions determine the test design, it is not possible to provide a general guideline that fits all types of behavioural test. However, there are several considerations common for most behaviour tests in cattle. These guidelines will assist when planning a test conducted either in the home environment or in a test arena but is by no means an exhaustive description of behavioural tests in cattle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in cattle physiology and behaviour research : Recommendations from the SmartCow consortium
EditorsSadjad Danesh Mesgaran, René Baumont, Lene Munksgaard, David Humphries, Emer Kennedy, Jan Dijkstra, Richard Dewhurst, Holly Ferguson, Marta Terré, Björn Kuhla
Number of pages5
Place of publicationDummerstorf
PublisherLeibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Publication year2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Research areas

  • novel object tests, novel arena test

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