Animal, housing and nutrition as prerequisite for health, reproduction and production in dairy cattle
Adequate level of rearing environment is the presumption of achievement of the production and reproduction potential of the farm animals and the profitability of the farm. The aim of this study was to focus on simple screening assessment of the animals, housing environment and nutrition with emphasis on ensuring the possibility of implementing the behavioural manifestations of dairy cows from the point of feeding with proper food and water, lying, resting and rumination next social interactions, movement, microclimate including ventilation, further lighting and finally milking. All these factors are prerequisite for maintenance the adequate level of health, reproduction and production parameters of dairy cattle herds. The obtained data were statistically analysed by Statistica software (non-parametric tests). A comprehensive analysis of all monitored parameters will provide objective information about the health of herd and management of the whole herd including the critical control points needing an attention from the point of health, welfare and biosecurity.
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