Szarvasmarhák orális sztereotípiáinak telepi vizsgálata
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Abnormal forms of behavior, different than the usual behavior specific to a certain species, are called behavioral disorders. The development of behavioral disorders could be a form of stress manifestation. The presence of these disorders is the major indicator of animal welfare and malaise and also a way of coping with stress. The aim of my research was to reveal which types of behavioral disorders are present in cattle on three Slovak beef cattle farms and four dairy farms. My aim was also to determine the distribution of these disorders in the population. To reveal the possible causes of the development of these disorders I warily examined the housing conditions and their possible connection with the occurrence of behavioral disorders. Altogether, 830 beef cattle and 2061 dairy cattle animals were examined.