Conferences

Conference abstracts:

Upcoming:

Three abstracts have been accepted for presentations this year at:

  1. ISAE 2019, Norway
  2. EAAP 2019, Belgium

In Norway I will be talking about two of my favorite topics:

  • Session: “Cognition and welfare”: Social learning in horses under the title “Can horses watch and learn? – the good, the bad, and the not so ugly evidence of social transmission in horses”
  • Session: Workshop 5 “Managing the dairy cow around the time of calving – can we do better?” under the title “What can we learn from studying the motivation underlying maternal behaviour of cattle?”

In Belgium I will try something new and relate my PhD studies to the impact of consumer demands on cattle farming systems:

  • Session 67 “Impact of environmental challenges and consumer demands on cattle response traits and farming systems” under the title “Understanding maternal behaviour of cattle to optimize calving management and ensure animal welfare”

Previous:

Rørvang, M. V., Christensen, J. W., Ladewig, J., McLean, A., 2018. Social learning in horses? The importance of seeking the simplest explanation. Abstract (accepted for oral presentation), ISES 14th Equitation Science Conference, 21-24 september 2018, Rome, Italy.

Key-note: Rørvang, M. V., Nielsen, B. L., Herskin, M. S., Jensen, M. B., 2018. Seek and hide: Understanding pre-partum behavior of cattle by use of inter-species comparison. Abstract (accepted for key-note talk), 52nd ISAE conference, 30 July-3 August 2018, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Jensen, M. B., Rørvang, M. V., 2018. Individual maternity pens offer protection from disturbance by alien cows. Abstract (accepted for poster presentation), 52nd ISAE conference, 30 July-3 August 2018, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Rørvang, M. V., Herskin, M. S., Jensen, M. B., 2017. The motivation-based calving facility. Abstract (accepted for poster presentation), 7th WAFL conference, 5-8 September 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands. Proceedings availeble via WAFL webpage.

Rørvang, M. V., Jensen, M. B., Nielsen, B. L., 2017. Olfactory enrichment for cattle?  Development of tests for determining olfactory investigation of complex odours in cattle. Abstract (accepted for oral presentation), 51st ISAE conference, 7-10 August, Aarhus, Denmark. Proceedings available via ISAE webpage.

Rørvang, M. V., Herskin, M. S., Jensen, M. B. May calving site selection of multiparous group-housed dairy cows be influenced by the presence of amniotic fluids? Abstract (accepted for poster presentation), 50th ISAE conference, 12-16 July, Edinburgh, Scotland. Proceedings available via ISAE webpage.

Rørvang, M. V., Jensen, M. B., 2016. The effect of choice of individual calving pen design on progress of calving in multi-parous dairy cows. Abstract Nordic ISAE Symposium (accepted for presentation), January 20-22, 2016, Denmark. Link

Rørvang, M.V., Brummerstedt, M.S., Does captive wolf behaviour resemble wild wolf behaviour? – A pilot study of captive grey wolves (Canis lupus). Abstract, LCC 1st conference, September 14th – 22nd, 2014, Belarus

Rørvang, M.V., Ahrendt, L.P., Christensen, J.W., Social learning in young Icelandic horses. Abstract ISES 10th conference, August 6th -9th, 2014, Denmark. Proceedings available here.

Rørvang, M.V., Ahrendt, L.P., Christensen, J.W., Do habituated demonstrators affect the likelihood of horses crossing a novel surface? Abstract ISES 10th conference, August 6th -9th, 2014, Denmark. Proceedings available here.