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EFFECTS OF MAGNETIC FIELD DURING GESTATION ON DAIRY COWS AND THEIR CALVES
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 325-332 in Fifth International Dairy Housing Proceedings of the 29-31 January 2003 Conference (Fort Worth, Texas USA) 701P0203.(doi:10.13031/2013.11639)
Authors: J.J.J. Broucek, C. W. Arave, M. Uhrincat, A. Sandor, S. Mihina, A. Hanus, P. Kisac
Keywords: Magnetic field, Animal housing, Dairy cows, Calves, Milk yield, Behavior
We used 25 Holstein cows. The cows of a trial group (13) were exposed to a low magnetic field
(MF) at a flux density ranging from 42.1 µT (head) to 21.9 µT (breech) during the 196th to 258th
day of gestation, while cows of a control group (12) were in an environment with a zero MF.