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Understanding Life Skills Gained from and Reasons for Youth Participation in the Tennessee 4-H Sheep Skillathon
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| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Terra Kimes Davis, Christopher T. Stripling, Carrie A. Stephens, H. Dwight Loveday
The high number of U.S. youth exhibiting at-risk behavior points to a lack of life skills development. We determined the effects of participating in one state's 4-H sheep skillathon on...
Revealing the History of Sheep Domestication Using Retrovirus Integrations
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bernardo Chessa, Filipe Pereira, Frederick Arnaud, Antonio Amorim, Felix Goyache, Ingrid Mainland
The domestication of livestock represented a crucial step in human history. By using endogenous retroviruses as genetic markers, we found that sheep differentiated on the basis of their...
Sheep farmer opinions on the current and future role of veterinarians in flock health management on sheep farms: a qualitative study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jasmeet Kaler, L.E. Green
A 2009 UK Government report on veterinary expertise in food animal production highlighted that there was insufficient herd health expertise among veterinarians and lack of appropriate business...
Introducing Livestock-Guarding Dogs
| Reports | Contributor(s): Jay R. Lorenz
Livestock-guarding dogs are one of a variety of tools that sheep and goat producers are finding effective for preventing livestock losses to predators. Guarding dogs are used alone or in...
Farmer and public attitudes toward lamb finishing systems
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Coleman, G., Jongman, E., Greenfield, L., Hemsworth, P.
To develop research and policy on the welfare of lambs in intensive finishing systems, it is important to understand public and sheep farmers' attitudes. The aim of this research was to identify...
On-farm qualitative behaviour assessment in sheep: repeated measurements across time, and association with physical indicators of flock health and welfare
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Phythian, C. J., Michalopoulou, E., Cripps, P. J., Duncan, J. S., Wemelsfelder, F.
Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA) is a 'whole-animal' methodology that assesses the expressive qualities of animal behaviour using terms such as 'tense', 'relaxed', 'anxious', and...
Training rams to court and mate female goats
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Orihuela, A., Ungerfeld, R.
As Saint-Croix rams (sheep) exhibit low seasonal reproductive changes, they could be effective in inducing a reproductive response during the non-breeding season in anestrous does (goats) of...
Development of a facial expression scale using footrot and mastitis as models of pain in sheep
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McLennan, K. M., Rebelo, C. J. B., Corke, M. J., Holmes, M. A., Leach, M. C., Constantino-Casas, F.
Management of pain in sheep is limited by the challenges of recognising and accurately quantifying pain in this species. The use of facial expression scoring to assess pain is a well-utilised,...
Manifestation of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis in Australian Merino sheep: observations on altered behaviour and growth
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cronin, G. M., Beganovic, D. F., Sutton, A. L., Palmer, D. J., Thomson, P. C., Tammen, I.
Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder in children. Presently there is no effective treatment and the disorder is lethal. NCL occur in a variety of...
Quantitative assessment of bullet fragments in viscera of sheep carcasses as surrogates for white-tailed deer
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cruz-Martinez, Luis, Grund, Marrett D., Redig, Patrick T.
Jack H. Berryman Institute, Department of Wildland Resources Logan UT 84322-5230 United States
Jaguar and puma attacks on livestock in Costa Rica
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Amit, Ronit, Gordillo-Chavez, Elias Jose, Bone, Raquel
Jack H. Berryman Institute
Bullet fragmentation and lead deposition in white-tailed deer and domestic sheep
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Grund, M. D., Cornicelli, L., Carlson, L. T., Butler, E. A.
Jack H. Berryman Institute
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Farmland Wildlife Research Group, 35365 800th Avenue,...
Producer Perceptions of Food-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases: Sheep and Goats
| Theses | Contributor(s): Paula Menzies
Work with the community and producers to understand perceptions of food-borne and zoonotic disease issues in the industry. Use this research to develop preferred knowledge translation methods to...
Reactions of sheep towards three sets of emotional stimuli: (in) consistency in respect to stimulus valence and sheep identity
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gygax, L., Vogeli, S.
There is an increasing interest in affective states in applied animal behaviour science, because these states are thought to reflect welfare from the perspective of the animals. Also, it can be...
Etre un ovin malade en Bas-Berry (fin XVIII e - milieu XX e siecle)
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Baron, N.
The purpose of this article is to make use of the "animal viewpoint", which has been adopted by a growing number of researchers, to reconstruct the experience of Indre sheep affected by the...
Assessment of aversion and unconsciousness during exposure to carbon dioxide at high concentration in lambs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rodriguez, P., Dalmau, A., Manteca, X., Litvan, H., Jensen, E. W., Velarde, A.
The most widely used stunning method in sheep is electrical. However, in lambs, this method leads to rupture of the blood vessels, provoking ecchymoses. In pigs ( Sus scrofa), the use of CO...
Animal exploitation during the Old Kingdom in Egypt: contribution from Ayn Asil (Dakhla Oasis)Exploitation animale a l'Ancien Empire en Egypte: les apports d'Ayn Asil (oasis de Dakhla)
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lesur, J.
At the end of the Old Kingdom in Egypt, food production relies on a dense agriculture in the Delta and the Nile valley as well as on livestock herding and fishing. The situation is however...
Being a sick ovine in Bas-Berry (end of the XVIIIth - mid XXth centuries)Etre un ovin malade en Bas-Berry (fin XVIII e - milieu XX e siecle)
A pilot study to develop an assessment tool for sheep welfare after long journey transport
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Messori, S., Sossidou, E., Buonanno, M., Mounaix, B., Barnard, S., Vousdouka, V., Villa, P. dalla, Roest, K. de, Spoolder, H.
Sheep transport within Europe involves 9.5 million animals yearly, 63% of which travel over long journeys (>8 h). Livestock transport, particularly over long journeys, gives rise to concern about...
Mother-young behaviours at lambing in grazing ewes: effects of lamb sex and food restriction in pregnancy
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Freitas-De-Melo, A., Ungerfeld, R., Hotzel, M. J., Abud, M. J., Alvarez-Oxiley, A., Orihuela, A., Damian, J. P., Perez-Clariget, R.
This study investigated whether the level of pasture allowance from before conception until late pregnancy affects ewe-lamb behaviours at birth, and if those behaviours differ according to the sex...