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Validation of a technology for objectively measuring behaviour in dairy cows and its application for oestrous detection

Authors: J.E McGowan, C.R. Burke and J.G. Jago.

Organization: New Zealand Society of Animal Production (INC).

Summary: Devices (IceTag® ActivityMonitor) using accelerometer technology to determine the behaviour of cows (proportion of time lying, standing, active and step count) were attached to 15 cows (2 per cow) and validated between devices and against observed behaviour.

Link: http://nzsap.org/ym/ab07024.pdf