An example of application of research in ethology from the horse's temperament tests and record of learning and behavior (LAC)
Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Dubois, C., Gillot, A., Delfosse, A., Bon, M. le, Roche, H., Yvon, J. M., Foisnel, S., Rizo, S., Menard, C., Baumgartner, M., Vidament, M.
The horse's behaviour strongly influences its suitability for riding activity. As professionals and amatory riders were interested by tests aimed at measuring the horse temperament, several scientific studies were conducted. From these studies, two sets of standardised tests were created: - the...
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.
Human-directed feline aggression
Contributor(s):: Curtis, T. M.
Influence of approach on behavioral responses of young horses
Contributor(s):: Sankey, C., Henry, S., Clouard, C., Richard-Yris, M. A., Hausberger, M.
Nowadays, there are very few elements on the general way to approach animals for occasional interventions. In this study, we investigated the behavioural responses of young horses to an approaching human. This study was conducted on 39 one and two year-old horses. Horses were kept in same age...
Human factors influencing broiler welfare
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.
The sequential relationships between human and animal variables found in the livestock industries indicate that there is an excellent opportunity to target stockperson attitudes and behaviour in order to reduce limitations imposed by human-animal interactions on poultry welfare. Understanding...
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H.
Impact of human-animal interactions on the health, productivity and welfare of farm animals
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. M.
While technical skills and knowledge are important attributes of the work performance of stockpeople, two other important but less well recognised characteristics of stockpeople are their attitude and behaviour towards farm animals. Research has shown that the attitude of the stockperson, by...