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Genomic diversity and population structure of three autochthonous Greek sheep breeds assessed with genome-wide DNA arrays

Michailidou, S., Tsangaris, G., Fthenakis, GC., Tzora, A., Skoufos, I., Karkabounas, SC., Banos, G., Argiriou, A. & Arsenos, G., 25 Jan 2018, In : Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 293, 3, p. 753 - 768 16 p.

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sheep breeds
population structure
breeds
genomics
genome
5 Citations (Scopus)
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Geostatistical models using remotely-sensed data predict savanna tsetse decline across the interface between protected and unprotected areas in Serengeti, Tanzania

Lord, JS., Torr, SJ., Auty, HK., Brock, PM., Byamunga, M., Hargrove, JW., Morrison, LJ., Mramba, F., Vale, GA. & Stanton, MC., 15 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 55, 4, p. 1997 - 2007 11 p.

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savanna
national park
trypanosomiasis
wilderness area
vegetation
6 Citations (Scopus)
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Grain legume yields are as stable as other spring crops in long-term experiments across northern Europe

Reckling, M., Döring, TF., Bergkvist, G., Stoddard, FL., Watson, CA., Seddig, S., Chmielewski, F-M. & Bachinger, J., 2 Nov 2018, In : Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 38, 6, 10 p., 63.

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long term experiments
Northern European region
legumes
crops
Lupinus
1 Citation (Scopus)
malting barley
filling period
ears
flowering
shade
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Grand challenges in sustainable intensification and ecosystem services

Firbank, LG., Attwood, S., Eory, V., Gadanakis, Y., Lynch, JM., Sonnino, R. & Takahashi, T., 28 Mar 2018, In : Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 2, 7.

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ecosystem service
biosphere
food
equity
trade-off
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Heterosis in cattle crossbreeding schemes in tropical regions: meta-analysis of effects of breed combination, trait type, and climate on level of heterosis

Bunning, H., Wall, E., Chagunda, MGG., Banos, G. & Simm, G., 20 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Animal Science. 97, 1, p. 29-34 6 p.

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body conformation
heterosis
meta-analysis
tropics
breeds
1 Citation (Scopus)

Host-specific differences in the response of cultured macrophages to Campylobacter jejuni capsule and O-methyl phosphoramidate mutants

Kim, S., Vela, A., Clohisey, SM., Athanasiadou, S., Kaiser, P., Stevens, MP. & Vervelde, L., 9 Jan 2018, In : Veterinary Research. 49, 10 p., 3.

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Campylobacter jejuni
Capsules
Macrophages
Chickens
Phagocytosis
10 Citations (Scopus)
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Identification, comparison and validation of robust rumen microbial biomarkers for methane emissions using diverse Bos taurus breeds and basal diets

Auffret, MD., Stewart, R., Dewhurst, RJ., Duthie, C-A., Rooke, JA., Wallace, RJ., Freeman, TC., Snelling, TJ., Watson, M. & Roehe, R., 9 Jan 2018, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 8, 15 p., 2642.

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Rumen
Methane
Biomarkers
Diet
Metagenomics
7 Citations (Scopus)

Identification and rapid mapping of a gene conferring broad-spectrum late blight resistance in the diploid potato species Solanum verrucosum through DNA capture technologies

Chen, X., Lewandowska, D., Armstrong, M. R., Baker, K., Lim, T. Y., Bayer, M., Harrower, B., McLean, K., Jupe, F., Witek, K., Lees, A. K., Jones, J. D., Bryan, G. J. & Hein, I., 1 Jun 2018, In : Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 131, 6, p. 1287-1297 11 p.

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Solanum verrucosum
Solanum
Chromosome Mapping
Phytophthora infestans
Solanum tuberosum
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data analysis
farms
terminology
consultants
agricultural industry
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Identifying urine patches on intensively managed grassland using aerial imagery captured from remotely piloted aircraft systems

Maire, J., Gibson-Poole, S., Cowan, N., Reay, DS., Richards, KG., Skiba, U., Rees, RM. & Lanigan, GJ., 25 Apr 2018, In : Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 2, 10.

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urine
aircraft
imagery
grassland
livestock
3 Citations (Scopus)
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Immune-associated traits measured in milk of Holstein-Friesian cows as proxies for blood serum measurements

Denholm, SJ., McNeilly, TN., Banos, G., Coffey, MP., Russell, GC., Bagnall, A., Mitchell, MC. & Wall, E., 29 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 101, 11, p. 10248 - 10258 11 p.

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blood serum
Holstein
cows
milk
haptoglobins
2 Citations (Scopus)
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Impact of genetic selection for increased cattle resistance to bovine tuberculosis on disease transmission dynamics

Raphaka, K., Sanchez-Molano, E., Tsairidou, S., Anacleto, O., Glass, EJ., Woolliams, JA., Doeschl-Wilson, A. & Banos, G., 1 Oct 2018, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 5, 14 p., 237.

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bovine tuberculosis
disease transmission
cattle
United Kingdom
selection intensity
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relative abundance
methane
cattle
microbial community
bovine

In-field assessment of an arabinoxylan polymer on disease control in spring barley

Ratsep, J., Havis, ND., Loake, GJ., Walters, DR. & McGrann, GRD., 30 Mar 2018, In : Crop Protection. 109, p. 102 - 109 8 p.

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arabinoxylan
spring barley
polymers
disease control
fungicides
5 Citations (Scopus)
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Influencing factors and incentives on the intention to adopt precision agricultural technologies within arable farming systems

Barnes, AP., Soto, I., Eory, V., Beck, B., Balafoutis, AT., Sanchez, B., Vangeyte, J., Fountas, S., van der Wal, T. & Gomez-Barbero, M., 26 Dec 2018, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 93, p. 66 - 74 9 p.

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precision agriculture
farming systems
farmers
economic investment
sustainable agriculture

Integrated control of potato late blight: predicting the combined efficacy of host resistance and fungicides

Ritchie, F., Bain, RA., Lees, A., Boor, T. & Paveley, N., 25 May 2018, In : Plant Pathology. 67, 8, p. 1784 - 1791 8 p.

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Phytophthora infestans
fungicides
dosage
cultivars
blight
6 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Integrated farm management for sustainable agriculture: lessons for knowledge exchange and policy

Rose, D., Sutherland, W., Barnes, AP., Borthwick, FA., Ffoulkes, C., Moorby, J., Nicholas-Davies, P., Hall, C., Twining, S. & Dicks, L., 19 Dec 2018, In : Land Use Policy. 81, p. 834 - 842 9 p.

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farm management
sustainable agriculture
Wales
England
farming systems
1 Citation (Scopus)

Inter-individual differences in contamination profiles as tracer of social group association in stranded sperm whales

Schnitzler, JG., Pinzone, M., Autenrieth, M., van Neer, A., IJsseldijk, LL., Barber, JL., Deaville, R., Jepson, P., Brownlow, A., Schaffeld, T., Thome, J-P., Tiedemann, R., Das, K. & Siebert, U., 19 Jul 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, p. 3 - 6 4 p., 10958.

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tracer techniques
kinship
feeding preferences
Canary Islands
social structure
9 Citations (Scopus)
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Introgression of exotic Cervus (nippon and canadensis) into red deer (Cervus elaphus) populations in Scotland and the English Lake District

Smith, SL., Senn, HV., Perez-Espona, S., Wyman, MT., Heap, E. & Pemberton, JM., 22 Jan 2018, In : Ecology and Evolution. 8, 4, p. 2122 - 2134 13 p.

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Cervus elaphus canadensis
Cervus nippon
Cervus elaphus
Scotland
introgression
4 Citations (Scopus)
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Lateralization influences contest behaviour in domestic pigs

Camerlink, I., Menneson, S., Turner, SP., Farish, M. & Arnott, G., 14 Aug 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 9 p., 12116.

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swine
conflict management
animals
duration
Sus scrofa
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Lessons learned from teaching multiple Massive Open Online Courses in veterinary education

MacKay, JRD., Paterson, J., Sandilands, V., Waran, NK., Lancaster, B. & Hughes, K., 10 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 6, 2, p. 22 - 40 19 p.

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Teaching
education
animal
welfare
educational opportunity
4 Citations (Scopus)
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Litter chemistry influences earthworm effects on soil carbon loss and microbial carbon acquisition

Zheng, Y., Wang, S., Bonkowski, M., Chen, X., Griffiths, BS., Hu, F. & Liu, M., 29 May 2018, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 123, p. 105 - 114 10 p.

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earthworms
chemistry
carbon
soil
corn stover
3 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Longitudinal changes in telomere length and associated genetic parameters in dairy cattle analysed using random regression models

Seeker, LA., Ilska, JJ., Psifidi, A., Wilbourn, RV., Underwood, SL., Fairlie, J., Holland, R., Froy, H., Bagnall, A., Whitelaw, B., Coffey, MP., Nussey, DH. & Banos, G., 13 Feb 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 2, 3 p., e0192864.

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telomeres
dairy cattle
leukocytes
genetic correlation
heritability
5 Citations (Scopus)

Long term benefits on social behaviour after early life socialization of piglets

Camerlink, I., Farish, M., D'Eath, RB., Arnott, G. & Turner, SP., 29 Oct 2018, In : Animals. 8, 11, p. 192 - 203 12 p., 192.

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social behavior
sows
piglets
weaning
teats
3 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

MAGpy: a reproducible pipeline for the downstream analysis of metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs)

Stewart, R. D., Auffret, M., Snelling, T. J., Roehe, R. & Watson, M., 10 Nov 2018, In : Bioinformatics. 3 p., bty905.

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Metagenome
Genome
Computational Biology
Metagenomics
Databases
3 Citations (Scopus)

My land? Your land? Scotland? - Understanding sectoral similarities and differences in Scottish land use visions

Valluri-Nitsch, C., Metzger, MJ., McMorran, R. & Price, MF., 15 Feb 2018, In : Regional Environmental Change. 18, 3, p. 803 - 816 14 p.

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land use
landownership
stakeholder
climate change
land
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)
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sheep meat
udders
marker-assisted selection
genetic relationships
mastitis
8 Citations (Scopus)

Nitrous oxide emissions increase exponentially when optimum nitrogen fertilizer rates are exceeded in the North China plain

Song, X., Liu, M., Ju, X., Gao, B., Su, F., Chen, X. & Rees, RM., 6 Nov 2018, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 52, 21, p. 12504 - 12513 10 p.

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nitrous oxide
fertilizer
nitrogen
plain
rate
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Not all risks are equal

Milne, CE., Liu, J. & Butler, A., 1 Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Agricultural Management. 7, 1, p. 1-9

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health
farmer
industry
6 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Not just fat: investigating the proteome of cetacean blubber tissue

Kershaw, JL., Botting, CH., Brownlow, A. & Hall, AJ., 1 Sep 2018, In : Conservation Physiology. 6, 1, 15 p.

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blubber
proteome
lipids
adipose tissue
proteins
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Not one Brexit: how local context and social processes influence policy analysis

Ge, J., Polhill, JG., Matthews, KB., Miller, DG. & Spencer, M., 17 Dec 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 12, 31 p., e0208451.

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social process
farm
major event
system model
industrialization
3 Citations (Scopus)
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Nurse sow strategies in the domestic pig: I. Consequences for selected measures of sow welfare

Schmitt, O., Baxter, EM., Boyle, LA. & O'Driscoll, K., 10 Jul 2018, In : Animal. 13, 3, p. 580-589 10 p.

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nurses
sows
swine
piglets
litters (young animals)
4 Citations (Scopus)

Nurse sow strategies in the domestic pig: II. Consequences for piglet growth, suckling behaviour and sow nursing behaviour

Schmitt, O., Baxter, EM., Boyle, LA. & O'Driscoll, K., 11 Jul 2018, In : Animal. 13, 3, p. 590-599 10 p.

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breast feeding
nurses
suckling
litters (young animals)
sows
5 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

On farm evaluation of a novel mechanical cervical dislocation device for poultry

Martin, JE., Sandilands, V., Sparrey, J., Baker, L. & McKeegan, DEF., 10 Jan 2018, In : Animals. 8, 1, 15 p., 10.

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cervical dislocation
poultry
farms
broiler chickens
vertebrae
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Optimising ex situ genetic resource collections for European livestock conservation

de Oliveira Silva, R., Vosough Ahmadi, B., Hiemstra, SJ. & Moran, D., 11 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. 136, 1, p. 63 - 73 11 p.

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gene banks
genetic resources
livestock
breeds
mathematical models

Peptide supplementation to nutrient-adequate diets enhanced internal egg quality during storage in hens at peak production

Olukosi, OA., Xiao, WW. & Jia, J., 30 Mar 2018, In : Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 98, 5, p. 1850-1855

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egg quality
storage quality
Ovum
hens
peptides
3 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Perception vs practice: Farmer attitudes towards and uptake of IPM in Scottish spring barley

Stetkiewicz, S., Bruce, A., Burnett, FJ., Ennos, RA. & Topp, CFE., 26 May 2018, In : Crop Protection. 112, p. 96 - 102 7 p.

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farmers' attitudes
spring barley
integrated pest management
farmers
agronomists
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Periparturient behavior and physiology: further insight into the farrowing process for primiparous and multiparous sows

Ison, SH., Jarvis, S., Hall, SA., Ashworth, CJ. & Rutherford, KMD., 12 Jun 2018, In : Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 5, 122, 15 p., 122.

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Pain
Parturition
Hydrocortisone
Swine
C-Reactive Protein
31 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Predicting global killer whale population collapse from PCB pollution

Desforges, J-P., Hall, A., McConnell, B., Rosing-Asvid, A., Barber, J. L., Brownlow, A., De Guise, S., Eulaers, I., Jepson, P. D., Letcher, R. J., Levin, M., Ross, P. S., Samarra, F., Víkingson, G., Sonne, C. & Dietz, R., 28 Sep 2018, In : Science. 361, 6409, p. 1373-1376 4 p.

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Killer Whale
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Population
Reproduction
Mammals
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Prediction of intramuscular fat content and shear force in Texel lamb loins using combinations of different X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanning techniques

Clelland, N., Bunger, L., McLean, KA., Knott, S., Matthews, K. & Lambe, NR., 6 Mar 2018, In : Meat Science. 140, p. 78 - 85 8 p.

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Texel
intramuscular fat
loins
computed tomography
shears
7 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Pre-weaning environmental enrichment increases piglets' object play behaviour on a large scale commercial pig farm

Yang, C-H., Ko, H-L., Hofmann, LS., Llonch, L., Manteca, X., Camerlink, I. & Llonch, P., 14 Feb 2018, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 202, p. 7 - 12 6 p.

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play activities
environmental enrichment
piglets
weaning
farms
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Proportion of sewage sludge to soil influences the survival of Salmonella Dublin and Escherichia coli

Ellis, S., Tyrrel, S., O'Leary, E., Richards, K., Griffiths, BS. & Ritz, K., 27 Jan 2018, In : Clean - Soil, Air, Water. 46, 4, p. 1 - 7 7 p., 1800042.

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soil
sludge
microcosm
salmonella
sewage sludge
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Reducing the consumer attitude-behaviour gap in animal welfare: the potential role of 'nudges'

Vigors, B., 5 Dec 2018, In : Animals. 8, 12, p. 232-254 23 p.

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consumer attitudes
farmed animal species
animal welfare
consumer behavior
consumer preferences
3 Citations (Scopus)

Relationship between metabolic status and behavior in dairy cows in week 4 of lactation

van Hoeij, RJ., Kok, A., Bruckmaier, RM., Haskell, MJ., Kemp, B. & van Knegsel, ATM., 26 Jul 2018, In : Animal. 13, 3, p. 640-648 9 p.

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dairy cows
lactation
cows
somatotropin
dry matter intake
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Reliably colonising broiler chickens with Campylobacter spp. using a litter-based method

Sandilands, V., Whyte, F., Williams, LK., Wilkinson, TS., Sparks, NHC. & Humphrey, TJ., 21 Sep 2018, In : British Poultry Science. 59, 6, p. 698 - 702 5 p.

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Campylobacter
broiler chickens
cecum
sowing
chickens
2 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Retailers' promotions: What role do they play in household food purchases by degree of deprivation?

Revoredo-Giha, C., Akaichi, F. & Leat, PMK., 14 May 2018, In : British Food Journal. 120, 5, p. 1028 - 1045 18 p.

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Retailers
Deprivation
Purchase
Household
Food
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Risk assessment of E.coli survival up to the grazing exclusion period after dairy slurry, cattle dung and biosolids application to grassland

Ashekuzzaman, SM., Richards, K., Ellis, S., Tyrrel, S., O'Leary, E., Griffiths, BS., Ritz, K. & Fenton, O., 10 Jul 2018, In : Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 2, 34.

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biosolids
cattle manure
risk assessment
dairies
grasslands
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Robustness and sensitivity of a blueprint for on-farm estimation of dairy cow energy balance

Thorup, VM., Chagunda, MGG., Fischer, A., Weisbjerg, MR. & Friggens, NC., 5 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 101, 7, p. 6002 - 6018 17 p.

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energy balance
dairy cows
cows
farms
Holstein
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Sensitivity of the integrated Welfare Quality® scores to changing values of individual dairy cattle welfare measures

de Graaf, S., Ampe, B., Buijs, S., Andreasen, S., de Boyer des Roches, A., Haskell, MJ., Kirchner, M., Mounier, L., Radeski, M., Winckler, C., Bijttebier, J., Lauwers, L., Verbeke, W. & Tuyttens, F., 1 May 2018, In : Animal Welfare. 27, 2, p. 157 - 166 10 p.

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dairy cattle
thirst
methodology
lameness
dairy farming