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dc.contributor.advisorStone, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorBecker, Carly
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-17T18:35:40Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/18013
dc.description.abstractAnimal welfare, reproduction, and milk production can be negatively affected when dairy cattle experience heat stress. Dairy cows in southern latitudes spend nearly 4 to 6 months in a state of heat stress. Animal health professionals and dairy producers use changes in physiological responses and behavioral patterns of cows as a tool for identifying poor health and welfare in periods of heat stress. The objectives of this study were to monitor the effects of heat stress on grazing dairy cows provided with shade or sprinklers by comparing various physiological indices of heat stress, and to, design and utilize a heat stress scoring system to evaluate heat stress severity on grazing dairy cows with access to shade and sprinklers. Finally, the results were used to predict the accuracy of the scoring system with machine learning methods. The findings from this study provide a new tool to assess heat stress in dairy cows.en_US
dc.subjectheat stressen_US
dc.subjectdairy cattleen_US
dc.subjectshadeen_US
dc.subjectsprinkleren_US
dc.subjectheat abatementen_US
dc.subjectmachine learningen_US
dc.subjectscoring systemen_US
dc.titleIdentifying and Mitigating Heat Stress of Grazing Dairy Cattle Using Shade and Sprinklersen_US
dc.typeGraduate Thesisen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Animal and Dairy Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen_US
dc.date.authorbirth1990-10-30
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.subject.majorAgricultureen_US
dc.contributor.committeeKarisch, Brandi B.
dc.contributor.committeeWoolums, Amelia
dc.date.defense2020-05-28
dc.rights.embargodescriptionVisible to MSU only for 1 yearen_US
dc.rights.embargotermsforeveren_US
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2021-08-15
dc.date.graduation2020-08-07


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