Analysis of the impact of different senses in the human animal interaction
Contributor(s):: Korff, J.
Hand-feeding and gentling influence early-weaned lambs' attachment responses to their stockperson
Contributor(s):: Boivin, X., Tournadre, H., Neindre, P. le
45 ewe lambs were artificially reared from multinippled buckets in groups of 3. All the lambs were trained by a stockperson (S1) to suck from the bucket (4.4+or-0.3 sessions of 3 min per animal for the first 2 days of life). Subsequently, 15 lambs received no further human contact (T0). 15 other...
A comparison of the role of vision and hearing in ewes finding their own lambs
Contributor(s):: Walser, E. E. S.
A comparison of the role of vision and hearing in lambs finding their own dams
Contributor(s):: Shillito, E. E.
A study of following behaviour in young lambs
Contributor(s):: Winfield, C. G., Kilgour, R.
Behavioral patterns of domestic sheep and their relationship to coyote predation
Contributor(s):: Gluesing, E. A., Balph, D. F., Knowlton, F. F.
Behaviour of the ewe and lamb at lambing and its relationship to lamb mortality
Contributor(s):: Arnold, G. W., Morgan, P. D.
A number of behavioural traits associated with the maternal instinct of sheep were studied under paddock conditions over a range ofbreeds, age, climate, nutrition and locations in five lambings in Western Australia. There was very considerable variation between ewes in any group in the occurrence...
Circadian behaviour, including thermoregulatory activities, in feedlot lambs
Contributor(s):: Shreffler, C., Hohenboken, W.
Discrimination of colours and grey shades by Merino ewes: tests using coloured lambs
Contributor(s):: Alexander, G., Stevens, D.
Effect of differential rearing on the behavioral and adrenocortical response of lambs to a novel environment
Contributor(s):: Moberg, G. P., Wood, V. A.
When lambs (14 days old) were placed in an open space, those reared in isolation were more withdrawn (were slow to begin moving, vocalized infrequently and avoided new objects) than lambs reared with dams or with other lambs. The difference in response was less pronounced when all lambs were...
Effects of lamb rearing conditions on aggression and dominance relationships
Contributor(s):: Zito, C. A., Wilson, L. L., Graves, H. B.
Failure to mask lamb odour with odoriferous substances
Lambs were still identified by their dams after their rumps had been smeared with various odoriferous substances. There appears to be no sound basis for the practice of farmers to mask lamb odour to facilitate fostering.
Lamb mortality due to inadequate care of twins by Merino ewes
Contributor(s):: Stevens, D., Alexander, G., Lynch, J. J.
One hundred and three fine-woolled Merino ewes and their twin lambs in four 12-hectare paddocks, carrying 12.5 sheep per ha, were observed during daylight for 2-4 days immediately following parturition. Fifty-one ewes became permanently separated from one twin due to the ewe moving and leaving...
Maternal recognition and breed identity in lambs living in a mixed flock of Jacob, Clun Forest and Dalesbred sheep
Contributor(s):: Walser, E. S.
Mutual recognition amongst ewes and lambs of four breeds of sheep (Ovis aries)
Contributor(s):: Shillito, E., Alexander, G.
A ewe and a lamb were released simultaneously into an enclosure from opposite ends, and the degree of interest shown by each in the other was recorded. Results are presented from tests on Clun Forest, Finnish Landrace, Jacob's Sheep and Soay ewes and lambs, which are breeds with a wide range of...
Odour cues to maternal recognition of lambs: an investigation of some possible sources
Samples that might carry lamb-specific odour were tested in a three-choice system in which the ewe's interest in samples from herself or her own lamb, or samples from two other ewes or their lambs, were assessed. Each sample was suspended near the tail of an anaesthetized lamb from a ewe that was...
Recognition of washed lambs by Merino ewes
Responses of tranquilized post-partum ewes to alien lambs
Contributor(s):: Tomlinson, K. A., Price, E. O., Torell, D. T.
Eleven ewes whose young had been taken away 48-72 h after parturition, and nine ewes with a lamb of their own, were penned with alien lambs following a single injection of the tranquillizer perphenazine. Seventeen control ewes, including 15 whose only young had been taken away, were also exposed...
Sheep behaviour and welfare
Contributor(s):: Baldry, A. F.
Sheltering behaviour and lamb mortality amongst shorn Merino ewes lambing in paddocks with a restricted area of shelter or no shelter
Contributor(s):: Lynch, J. J., Mottershead, B. E., Alexander, G.
A flock of 380 pregnant Merino ewes was shorn and divided between two 12-ha paddocks. An area of shelter containing five grass hedges 90 m long, 0.5 m wide and 10 m apart was located in the middle of one paddock at a site that was not previously used as a preferred resting area. Sheep used this...