Dairy Cow Ownership and Child Nutritional Status in Kenya
Contributor(s):: Charles F. Nicholson, Lucy Mwangi, Steven J. Staal and Philip K. Thornton
This study examines the hypothesis that dairy cow ownership improves child nutritional status. Using household data from coastal and highland Kenya, three econometric model formulations are estimated. Positive impacts on chronic malnutrition are observed for coastal Kenya. No negative effects on...
Human-animal relationship: stockmanship and housing in organic livestock systems
Contributor(s):: M. Hovi (editor), M. Bouihol (editor)
The theme of the 3rd NAHWOA Workshop was "Human-animal relationship: stockmanship and housing in organic livestock systems". The stockperson's ability to understand livestock and to respond to the needs of the domesticated animals is probably the most important building block of animal health and...
A comparison of carcass characteristics and overall lean meat production efficiency between bovine immunocastrates, steers and intact males
Contributor(s):: Teague, G. L., Boyd, G. W., Smith, G. C., Finnerty, M., Rollin, B. E., Field, T. G., Grandin, T., Kniffen, D. M., Taylor, R. E., Enright, W. J.
Animal welfare: Proceedings of the Animal Welfare Sessions, 24th World Veterinary Congress, Rio de Janeiro, 1991
Probably as a sign of the times, the World Veterinary Association's Animal Welfare Committee has published its conference proceedings for the first time. The papers cover the topic from most angles: ethology, legislation, laboratory animal welfare, transport of animals, public policy, human and...
Current work on appropriate livestock management 2000. Lectures given at the 32nd International Workshop on Applied Ethology of Livestock by the Deutschen Veterinarmedizinischen Gesellschaft e. V. (Behavioural Studies Group), 9-11 November 2000, Frei
The papers presented in these proceeding are grouped into sections on: reactions to stressful situations; human animal relationships; and miscellaneous topics. Most of the papers are on cattle and pigs: there is one on cortisol measurement in faeces of all domestic species, one on group size of...
Human-cow interactions: production effects
Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.
Behaviour of cows towards herdsmen is reviewed, with reference to fear memory formation; place-specific fear; introducing heifers to the milking parlour; effect of veterinary treatment; memory; locking of stanchions and stress.
Physical planning of intensive systems of beef cattle using systematic layout planning as an analytical tool and its relationship with animal well-being
Contributor(s):: Guimaraes, M. C. C., Inoue, K. R. A., Bueno, M. M., Baeta, F. C., Tibirica, A. C. G., Tinoco, I. F. F.
The intensification of animal production systems suggests that the future of production is not the increase of the herd, but the increase of productivity. The main goal of facility design is to provide space for a specific purpose, and to provide optimal conditions for its development;...
The influence of the human-animal interaction in the milking parlour on the behaviour, heart-rate and milk yield of dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Knierim, U., Waran, N. K.
This study addressed questions regarding the quality of human-cow interactions in the modern milking parlour, and whether in this situation cows still react differently to different milkers.
Evaluation of the relationship between milkers and dairy cows and its effect on animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Salaberry, X., Huertas, S., Cesar, D., Piaggio, L., Gil, A.
Animal fear towards people can be very stressful, making animal handling difficult and dangerous. The way animals are handled, absence of food, milking parlour conditions and presence of human beings constitute a special stimulus to the animal. If it is positive, fear diminishes and the capacity...
Animal health and welfare aspects in organic dairy production systems - experienced practice during conversion to organic farming. (DARCOF Report No. 2)
Contributor(s):: Vaarst, M., Thamsborg, S. M., Kristensen, E. S.
A synthesis of knowledge project was carried out during the late summer 1998 to June 1999 with the objectives to describe the conversion to organic farming as experienced by people connected to the dairy herd (the farmers themselves, their veterinarians and agricultural advisors). Special focus...