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  1. Human/Farm Animal Relationships

    Contributor(s):: Jack L. Albright

    There are various combinations of human beings and farm animals. This paper attempts to evaluate those few studies of humans handling farm animals within a prescribed environment. Personality traits of dairy farmers and livestock people as determined by the Eysenck Personality Inventory (Eysenck...

  2. Cattle, sheep, and goats south of the Sahara : an archaeozoological perspective

    Contributor(s):: Clutton-Brock, Juliet, Blench, Roger M., MacDonald, Kevin C.

  3. Dogs for herding and guarding livestock

    Contributor(s):: Coppinger, L., Coppinger, R., Grandin, T.

    Dogs that perform best for guarding and herding livestock have different behavioural profiles, as stated by the authors: 'herding dogs are selected to show hunting behaviours, such as eye, stalk, grip or heel. Guarding dogs are selected to show more of the wild ancestor's puppy-like or juvenile...

  4. Tales about tails: is the mutilation of animals justifiable in their best interests or in ours?

    Contributor(s):: Edwards, S., Bennett, P., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M., Sandoe, P.

    Tail docking, involving surgical or non-surgical removal of a portion of the tail, is one of the most widely carried out and contentious mutilations inflicted by humans on animals. To differing extents, this procedure is carried out on farm livestock, draught animals and companion animals. The...

  5. Epilogue

    Contributor(s):: Sharpes, Donald K.

  6. Cruelty and legislation

    Contributor(s):: Harrison, R.

  7. The new ethics for animals and the dairy industry.

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  8. Public-health aspects of salmonella infection

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    | Contributor(s):: A. Wray (editor), C. Wray (editor), Tom Humphrey

    Gaffky is credited with being the first to culture the causative agent of typhoid (S. typhi) in 1884. At that time, it was also known that bacteria similar to S. typhi could cause enteric disease in humans and farm animals. This was confirmed when Salmon and Smith reported the isolation of the...

  9. Human-cattle interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: J. L. Albright

    Humans (Homo sapiens) are one of the few species to enter into extended andcomplex social relationships with other species. In some cases, such as the milker with the cow, the shepherd and the dog, and the rancher with a horse, this may involve staking one's food supply and income, well-being and...

  10. Livestock: Fulfilling social, environmental and economic roles. Is it possible?

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    | Contributor(s):: Margaret Gill, David L. Swain

  11. Human-cattle interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Albright, J. L., Arave, C. W.

    This book has been written in order to bring the essential information on cattle behaviour together to improve the care, management and welfare of cattle. It is intended for researchers and students but there is also much practical information for farmers, and fascinating information that will...

  12. Human-animal interactions and animal stress

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    | Contributor(s):: Paul H. Hemsworth, G. P. Moberg (editor), J. A. Mench (editor), J. L. Barnett

    Humans interact with animals in many walks of life. In situations in which these interactions are close and frequent, the quality of these interactions may have considerable consequences for either partner. For example, keeping pets is common in most households. The potential benefits for humans...

  13. People as social actors in the world of farm animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey Rushen, Anne Marie de Passille, Lene Munksgaard, Hajima Tanida, L. J. Keeling (editor), H. W. Gonyou (editor)

    It is generally accepted that the behaviour of companion animals and that of their owners is closely connected, but this is much less appreciated for farm animals. Recently, the marked effect that farmers or stock people can have upon the behaviour and the productivity of farm animals has become...

  14. Human-animal interactions and animal productivity and welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Paul H. Hemsworth, Grahame J. Coleman

    In most walks of life humans frequently interact with animals and in many situations these interactions are such that relationships develop between humans and animals. The human–companion animal relationships that are so common in Western society households are an excellent example of the intense...

  15. Welfare assessment in cattle in two housing systems

    | Contributor(s):: Brule, A., Lequenne, D., Capdeville, J., Botreau, R., Veissier, I., David, V.

    This study specifically focused on the welfare of dairy cows, as the first step towards a practical tool to assess some aspects of animal welfare on farms. First, 12 indicators were recorded in ten Prim'Holstein dairy farms (five free-stall housing and five tie-stall housing). Measurements were...

  16. Welfare implications of dairy calf and heifer rearing

    | Contributor(s):: Lawrence, A. B., Dwyer, C. M., Jarvis, S., Roberts, D.

    In this chapter we have focused primarily on behavioural issues that emerge from current practices of calf rearing. We have used the perspective of behavioural development and existing knowledge from other species to emphasise that early events in the calf's life (early weaning and individual...