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Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Dairy Cattle

By Cynthia P. Smith

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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 categorized into the following topics: behavior, breeding, feeding, health, housing, husbandry, legislation, reproduction, slaughter, and transport. Citations listed in this section may or may not overlap with articles cited by the introductory authors.

Citations were selected from searches conducted using a variety of agricultural, medical, and life science databases. Within a subject category citations are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the primary author. Each citation is listed with a set of keywords that describe useful information about the entry. If a citation is listed from a publication available through the National Agricultural Library (NAL) a NAL call number has been included. Documents in the collection of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) are assigned an NAL Call Number. Information on how to request materials at NAL may be found at: This section provides information on how to request materials that are included in the collection of the National Agricultural Library (NAL). Please read carefully as there are certain restrictions on media and document types. All patrons are encouraged to explore local library resources first before contacting the National Agricultural Library.

The final section of this document contains an annotated listing of web links for internet sites that include information on the care and welfare of dairy cattle in their content. World Wide Web addresses are listed to access specialized databases, extension materials, and publications produced by a variety of non-profit organizations. Readers are cautioned as to the dynamic nature of the internet and the fact that addresses and content are subject to change.


Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Date 2002
Issue August 2002
Series AWIC Resource Series No. 16
Publisher U.S Department of Agriculture
Location of Publication Beltsville, Maryland
Language English
Notes This government document was found at the U.S Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library:
Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal nutrition
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animal welfare
  4. Breeding program
  5. Cattle
  6. Farm animals
  7. Feeding
  8. Housing
  9. Legislation
  10. slaughter