Cow behaviour

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Normal behaviour

Grazing occupies a large amount of time in both dairy cows (about 8 hours/day) and in beef cattle (about 9 hours/day). Grazing behaviour is affected by many factors, including environmental conditions and plant species.

Abnormal behaviour

Abnormal behaviour is noted with diseases such as:

- Rabies
- BSE - Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
- Listeria spp - Listeriosis
- Rabies
- Traumatic reticulitis - Hardware disease