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PhD Sustainability impact of shortening the dry period in dairy cows

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a A PhD student to analyse the impact of different drying-off strategies for dairy cows on the environment, the health of the animal and farm profitability. In the Netherlands dairy cows generally have a dry period of six to eight weeks. Research, however, shows that shortening or omitting the dry period reduces the negative energy balance after calving. This implies that consequences of a negative energy balance, such as metabolic and health disorders and diminished fertility, may be avoided. S...

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Research Fields

Economics
Agricultural sciences

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Programme Description
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsNetherlands
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
Website of Fellowship Programmehttp://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/344995-phd-sustainability-impact-of-shortening-the-dry-period-in-dairy-cows
Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfileNot defined
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Application deadline

09/10/2013

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Fellowship ID

60382

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Wageningen UR

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