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  1. Supporting the Development and Adoption of Automatic Lameness Detection Systems in Dairy Cattle: Effect of System Cost and Performance on Potential Market Shares

    Contributor(s):: Tim Van De Gutcht, Stephanie Van Weyenberg, Annelies Van Nuffel, Ludwig Lauwers, Jurgen Vangeyte, Wouter Saeys

    Most automatic lameness detection system prototypes have not yet been commercialized, and are hence not yet adopted in practice. Therefore, the objective of this study was to simulate the effect of detection performance (percentage missed lame cows and percentage false alarms) and system cost on...

  2. On farm welfare assessment of beef cattle using an environmentally-based welfare index and investigation of the human-animal relationship

    Contributor(s):: Bernadette Earley, Mickael Mazurek, Margaret Murray, Daniel J. Prendiville

    On farm welfare assessment of beef cattle using an environmentally-based welfare index and investigation of the human-animal relationship. Study 1. Animal welfare index (AWI): an on-farm survey of beef suckler farms in Ireland. Study 2. Investigation and specificity of behavioural fear responses...

  3. Human/Farm Animal Relationships

    Contributor(s):: Jack L. Albright

    There are various combinations of human beings and farm animals. This paper attempts to evaluate those few studies of humans handling farm animals within a prescribed environment. Personality traits of dairy farmers and livestock people as determined by the Eysenck Personality Inventory (Eysenck...

  4. Suomenkarjan käyttö terapiaeläimenä

    Contributor(s):: Anu Kinnunen

    Suomen alkuperäiskarjojen annettiin miltei kuolla sukupuuttoon, ennen kuin niiden suojeluun viimein parikymmentä vuotta sitten havahduttiin. Arvokkaan geeniaineksen katoaminen olisi ollut kohtalokasta maamme jalostustyölle ja kotieläinlajien monimuotoisuudelle....

  5. A interação humano-animal e o uso de homeopatia em bovinos de leite

    Contributor(s):: Luciana Aparecida Honorato

    Um fator importante para o bem-estar de animais de produção é a forte interação humano-animal decorrente do processo de produção, que por sua vez, é norteada pelas atitudes dos humanos em relação aos animais. O objetivo deste...

  6. Watching cows: associating farmer wellbeing and cows

    Contributor(s):: L.M. Hunt

    This presentation highlights the relationship between wellbeing achieved by farming and the care of cows with dairy farmers participating in the ARGOS programme. Its purpose is to indicate how environmental care might be part of farmers’ everyday life and become part of their sense of...

  7. Potty Trained Cows? Transform Farming with Technology: Dr. Alison Vaughan, PhD at TEDxChilliwack

    Contributor(s):: Dr. Alison Vaughan

    My name is Dr Alison Vaughan. I’d like to share with you some of the exciting ways in which technology can be used to increase the welfare of farm animals and reduce the environmental impact of farms. More specifically, I’d like to share with you my experiences of potty training cows!...

  8. Worker injuries involving the interaction of cattle, cattle handlers, and farm structures or equipment

    Contributor(s):: Shannon L. Fox

    Cattle and other livestock have been identified as leading sources of injuries to workers in agriculture. Cattle handling injuries can be serious and often appear to be under-reported [superscript]3,[superscript]4. Many of these injuries involve predictable patterns of interactions among victims,...

  9. A Case Study of Behaviour and Performance of Confined or Pastured Cows During the Dry Period

    Contributor(s):: Randi A. Black, Peter D. Krawczel

    The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of the dry cow management system (pasture or confined) on: (1) lying behaviour and activity; (2) feeding and heat stress behaviours; (3) intramammary infections, postpartum. Non-lactating Holstein cows were assigned to either deep-bedded,...

  10. Cattle handling technique can induce fatigued cattle syndrome in cattle not fed a beta adrenergic agonist

    Contributor(s):: D.A. Frese, Christopher D. Reinhardt, Steven J. Bartle, David Rethorst, J.P. Hutcheson, W.T. Nichols, B.E. Depenbusch, M.E. Corrigan, Daniel U. Thomson

    Angus crossbred steers (n = 40; 563 +/- 44 kg) were used to examine the effects of handling method and fat thickness on the blood chemistry and physiology of market steers. Steers were blocked by backfat (BF) thickness and were randomly assigned to treatment groups: low-stress handling (LSH) and...

  11. Worker injuries involving the interaction of cattle, cattle handlers, and farm structures or equipment

    Contributor(s):: S. Fox, Mitchell Ricketts, J. Ernest Minton

    Cattle have been identified as leading sources of injuries to agricultural workers. The present study focused on worker injuries that involved the interaction of cattle, cattle handlers, and farm structures or equipment. The goal of the study was to identify opportunities for injury prevention....

  12. One Health approach to identify research needs in bovine and human babesioses: workshop report

    Contributor(s):: Adalberto A Perez de Leon, Daniel A Strickman, Donald P Knowles, Durland Fish, Eileen Thacker, Jose de la Fuente, Peter J Krause, Stephen K Wikel, Ryan S Miller, Gale G Wagner, Consuelo Almazan, Robert Hillman, Matthew T Messenger, Paul O Ugstad, Roberta A Duhaime, Pete D Teel, Alfonso Ortega-Santos, David G Hewitt, Edwin J Bowers, Stephen J Bent, Matt H Cochran, Terry F McElwain, Glen A Scoles, Carlos E Suarez, Ronald Davey, Jeanne M Howell Freeman, Kimberly Lohmeyer, Andrew Y Li, Felix D Guerrero, Diane M Kammlah, Pamela Phillips, Joe Pound, Group for Emerging Babesioses and One Health Research and Development in the U.S.

    BackgroundBabesia are emerging health threats to humans and animals in the United States. A collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment, otherwise known as the One Health concept, was taken during a research workshop held in April...

  13. Livestock Behavior as Related to Handling Facilities Design

    Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    Choice testing utilizing a Y -maze has becfn suckssfully used to 'test animal preferences. In this experiment, 12 female Angus X Hereford X Simmental X Charolaisheifen were given a choice of walking through a squeeze chute .(crush) or being restrained in a squeeze chute. The objective of the...

  14. Establishment and persistence of a good relationship between man and animal by weaning management of Galician Blonde

    Contributor(s):: C. Portela, L. Lopez, A. Varela, L. Monserrat, L. Sanchez

    Summary of the communication before the III Iberian Congress on Animal Genetic Resources

  15. The Design and Construction of Facilities for Handling Cattle

    Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    The cattle handling facilities described in this paper are recommended for use with extensively raised cattle which have a large flight zone and are not completely tame.  This paper contains diagrams and designs for corrals, yards, sorting (drafting), handling and loading trucks....

  16. Managing Livestock Using Animal Behavior: Mixed Species Stocking and Flerds

    Contributor(s):: Ed L. Frederickson

    Mixed-species stocking can foster sound landscape management while offering economic and ecological advantages compared with mono-species stocking. Producers contemplating a mixed-species enterprise should reflect on several considerations before implementing this animal management strategy....

  17. Anti-schistosoma single-domain antibody-nanoparticles conjugate: a novel tool for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

    Contributor(s):: Mohaned Abdelazim Sallam

    Nanotechnology has enthused excessive expectations in recent years, particularly in the biology and biomedical fields. Carbon-coated metallic nanomagnets reveal significant physicochemical properties, which are referred to as superparamagnetism, that when designed appropriately can be utilized to...

  18. Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Dairy Cattle

    Contributor(s):: Cynthia P. Smith

    This document contains two introductory articles written by experts in the farm animal welfare field from North America and Europe respectively. Each article ends with a list of references cited by the author. The second section of this publication consists of an extensive bibliography...

  19. 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...

  20. Dairy Farming and Cattle Ranching; Consequences on Human and Environmental Health

    Contributor(s):: William Preston (adviser), Sarah Kensky

    The recent controversy shaped by author Michael Pollan’s visit to Cal Poly’s campus has sparked my interest in the ongoing debates surrounding both dairy farms and cattle ranching.My time spent at Cal Poly in the Social Sciences major has made me aware of the issue of sustainability. In my senior...