Publications

Summary of publications:

12 published international peer-reviewed articles, 6 abstracts accepted for oral presentations, 7 abstracts accepted for poster presentations, 8 national (Danish or Swedish) articles.



Accepted International Publications:

2019:

Jensen, M. B., Herskin, M. S., Rørvang, M. V., Secluded maternity areas for parturient dairy cows offer protection from herd members. Journal of Dairy Science, 102: 5492-5500, doi: https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-15893

2018:

Rørvang M. V., Christensen, J. W., Attenuation of fear through social transmission in groups of young horses. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 209: 41-46, doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2018.10.003.

Rørvang, M. V., Hinrichsen, L. K., Riber, A. B., Welfare of Danish layers in furnished cages. British Poultry Science, doi: 10.1080/00071668.2018.1533632.

Rørvang, M. V., Christensen, J. W., Ladewig, J., McLean, A., Social learning in horses -fact or fiction? Frontiers in Veterinary Science, Animal Behavior and Welfare, (Special topic: Advances and perspectives in farm animal learning and cognition), vol 5 article 212. Doi: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00212.

Jensen, M. B., Rørvang, M. V., 2018. The degree of visual cover and location of birth fluids affect dairy cows’ choice of calving site. Journal of Dairy Science, 101: 9483-9492. Doi: 10.3168/jds.2018-14724.

Rørvang, M. V., Nielsen, B. L., Herskin, M. S., Jensen, M. B., 2018. Pre-partum maternal behavior of domesticated cattle: a comparison with managed, feral, and wild ungulates. Frontiers in Veterinary Science vol 5 article 45. Open access.

Rørvang, M. V., Herskin, M. S., Jensen, M. B., 2018. The motivation-based calving facility: Social and cognitive factors influence isolation seeking behaviour of Holstein dairy cows at calving. PLOS One 13(1). e0191128. Open access

2017:

Rørvang, M. V.,Jensen, M. B., Nielsen, B. L., 2017. Development of test for determining olfactory investigation of complex odours in cattle. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 196: 84-90. Link via Science Direct

Rørvang, M. V., Herskin, M. S., Jensen, M. B., 2017. Cows with prolonged calving seek additional isolation. Journal of Dairy Science 100: 2967-2975. Link via Science Direct

Rørvang, M. V., Nielsen, B. L., Herskin, M. S., Jensen, M. B., 2017. Short communication: Calving site selection of multiparous, group-housed dairy cows is influenced by site of a previous calving. Journal of Dairy Science 100: 1467-1471. DOI: 10.3168/jds.2016-11681

2015:

Rørvang, M. V., Ahrendt, L.P., Christensen, J.W., 2015. A trained demonstrator has a calming effect on naïve horses when crossing a novel surface. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 171: 117-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2015.08.008

Rørvang, M. V., Ahrendt, L.P., Christensen, J.W., 2015. Horses fail to use social learning when solving spatial detour tasks. Animal Cognition 18: 847-854. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-015-0852-6


Conference abstracts:

Rørvang, M. V., Nielsen, B. L., Herskin, M. S., Jensen, M. B., 2019. What can we learn from studying the motivation underlying maternal behaviour of cattle? Work Shop abstract (accepted for oral presentation at conference work shop), 53rd ISAE conference, 5-9 august 2019, Bergen Norway.

Rørvang, M. V., Christensen, J. W., Ladewig, J., McLean, A., 2019. Can horses watch and learn? – the good, the bad, and the not so ugly evidence of social transmission in horses. Abstract (accepted for oral presentation), 53rd ISAE conference, 5-9 august 2019, Bergen Norway.

Rørvang, M. V., Nielsen, B. L., Herskin, M. S., Jensen, M. B., 2019. Understanding maternal behaviour of cattle to optimize calving management and ensure animal welfare. Abstract (accepted for poster presentation), 70th annual EAAP conference, 26-30 august 2019, Ghent, Belgium.

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), 14th ISES conference, 21-24 september 2018, Rome, Italy.

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 presentation), 52nd ISAE conference, 30 July – 03 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 – 03 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.

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.

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.

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

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


National Publications (Danish or Swedish): (see Media)

Rørvang M. V., Original (Swedish) title: Kon vill helst kalva i ensambox. Husdjur 6-7, June 2018.

Rørvang M. V., Søndergaard, S. L., What are cows able to smell and how do we test it? Original (Danish) title: Hvad kan køer lugte og hvordan undersøger vi det? Ny Kvægforskning, December 2017. Link to article

Rørvang, M. V., Cows with prolonged calving prefer extra isolation. Original (Danish) title: ‘Køer med langvarige kælvninger foretrækker ekstra isolation’. Ny Kvægforskning, April 2017. Link to the article

Rørvang, M. V., New housing concept assists the calving dairy cows. Original (Danish) title: ‘Nyt staldkoncept giver køerne fødselshjælp’. Ny Kvægforskning nr.: 5, 15. årgang, November 2013. nykvaegforskning-_november_2015

Rørvang, M.V., Hansen, S.W., Effects of nest box size and elevated resting place during lactation in farmed mink, Mustala vision. Original (Danish) title: ”Betydningen af redekassens størrelse samt adgang til topbur med hylde gennem diegivningsperioden”, DCA report nr.: 028, September 2013, Link

Rørvang, M.V., Hierarchy development and stability in two newly established groups of young Icelandic horses. Original (Danish) title: ”Hierarki bestemmelse og stabilitet i en nyetableret gruppe unge islandske heste”, the magazine “Tölt” published by the Danish Association of Icelandic Horses, nr.: 3, April 2013

Rørvang, M.V., Social learning in young Icelandic horses. Dansih title: ”Social indlæring hos unge islandske heste”, the magazine “Tölt” published by the Danish Association of Icelandic Horses, nr.: 5, June 2014