Chronic stress induces pessimistic-like judgment and learning deficits in sheep
Contributor(s):: Destrez, A., Deiss, V., Levy, F., Calandreau, L., Lee, C., Chaillou-Sagon, E., Boissy, A.
The importance of diet choice on stress-related responses by lambs
Contributor(s):: Catanese, F., Obelar, M., Villalba, J. J., Distel, R. A.
Visual discrimination learning and spatial acuity in sheep
Contributor(s):: Sumita, Sugnaseelan, Prescott, N. B., Broom, D. M., Wathes, C. M., Phillips, C. J. C.
Cougar predation on livestock in New Mexico, January 1983 through June 1984
Contributor(s):: Gary A. Littauer, Ronald J. White
A telephone survey was conducted in which the objective was to obtain information from the entire population of livestock producers in New Mexico who had losses to cougars (Felis concolor) in 1983 and the first six months of 1984. A total of 103 ranchers reported losses in 1983 and 60 reported...
Attitudes of Nebraska sheep producers toward predators
Contributor(s):: Dale J. Hafer, Scott E. Hygnstrom
The economy of the State of Nebraska is highly dependent on the agricultural industry. When factors arise that complicate and threaten facets of the industry, those involved, particularly producers, often express a high degree of concern toward those threatening factors.The sheep producers of...
Assessment of unconsciousness during slaughter without stunning in lambs
Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, P., Velarde, A., Dalmau, A., Llonch, P.
Does reduction of fearfulness tend to reduce pessimistic-like judgment in lambs?
Contributor(s):: Destrez, A., Deiss, V., Belzung, C., Lee, C., Boissy, A.
Effect of pre-weaning temporary isolation within different age periods on the early post-weaning behaviour of juvenile lambs
Contributor(s):: Simitzis, P., Petrou, M., Demiris, N., Deligeorgis, S.
Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep
Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.
Interactions between profit and welfare on extensive sheep farms
Contributor(s):: Stott, A. W., Ahmadi, B. V., Dwyer, C. M., Kupiec, B., Morgan-Davies, C., Milne, C. E., Ringrose, S., Goddard, P., Phillips, K., Waterhouse, A.
Reducing mother-young separation distress by inducing ewes into oestrus at the day of weaning
Contributor(s):: Perez-Leon, I., Orihuela, A., Lidfors, L., Aguirre, V.
Social transmission of physiological and behavioural responses to castration in suckling Merino lambs
Contributor(s):: Colditz, I. G., Paull, D. R., Lee, C.
The effect of stun duration and level of applied current on stun and meat quality of electrically stunned lambs under commercial conditions
Contributor(s):: Berg, C., Nordensten, C., Hultgren, J., Algers, B.
The effects of journey duration and space allowance on the behavioural and biochemical measurements of stress responses in suckling lambs during transport to an abattoir
Contributor(s):: Fuente, J. de la, Gonzalez Chavarri, E. de, Sanchez, M., Vieira, C., Lauzurica, S., Diaz, M. T., Perez, C.
Development of affinity to the stockperson in lambs from two breeds
Contributor(s):: Caroprese, M., Napolitano, F., Boivin, X., Albenzio, M., Annicchiarico, G., Sevi, A.
The interactions between genetic and environmental factors on the development of lamb affinity to humans was assessed on 48 animals from two breeds (Gentile di Puglia and Comisana) and two treatments (Gentled and Not Gentled) producing 4 groups (GPg, GPng, Cg, Cng, respectively). The Gentile di...
Effects of early maternal separation of lambs and rearing with minimal and maximal human contact on meat quality
Contributor(s):: Napolitano, F., Caroprese, M., Girolami, A., Marino, R., Muscio, A., Sevi, A.
The present study aims to assess the effect of gentling on behaviour and meat quality of lambs. Thirty-two Comisana lambs were divided into four groups of eight animals: ER (ewe reared), AR (artificially reared) and the corresponding gentled groups ERG and ARG. The provision of human contacts...
New Zealand farmer narratives of the benefits of reduced human intervention during lambing in extensive farming systems
Contributor(s):: Fisher, M.
Easy-care or natural lambing pertains to those sheep able to successfully lamb and rear at least one lamb without human assistance in a difficult environment. Such sheep may have a higher survival rate, lower lamb mortality, and require less shepherding at lambing than other sheep breeds or...
Temporal association between food distribution and human caregiver presence and the development of affinity to humans in lambs
Contributor(s):: Tallet, C., Veissier, I., Boivin, X.
The presence of the caregiver around feeding favors the development of a human-animal relationship. To understand the underlying mechanism, we tested various temporal associations between food distribution and human presence: from an early age, a person was repeatedly present for 2 min just...
A note on behavioural laterality in neonatal lambs
Contributor(s):: Lane, A., Phillips, C.
In some mammals behavioural laterality is influenced by the perinatal environment, through stress effects on brain lateralisation, and by gender through variation in testosterone secretion. Therefore, a study was conducted on 54 neonatal lambs to determine whether laterality existed at birth and...
A note on sheltering behaviour by ewes before and after lambing
Contributor(s):: Pollard, J. C., Shaw, K. J., Littlejohn, R. P.
The effects of lambing and lamb rearing on sheltering behaviour was investigated in multiparous Romney x Perendale crossbred ewes with either 9 (5 ewes) or 3 months (5) of wool growth during daylight hours for 6 weeks over the lambing period, in a pasture with little vegetative shelter but with a...