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  1. Behaviour to the human as a individuality of the milking cows

    Contributor(s):: Shuji, Y.

    The importance of dairy cattle behaviour towards humans was examined. 17 milking cows of Niigata University Muramatsu Station were investigated. The behaviours to one human inside of cowshed and in the pasture were examined. Responses to the behaviour which the human did to the cows, the...

  2. Fear of humans and its relationships with productivity in laying hens at commercial farms

    Contributor(s):: Barnett, J. L., Hemsworth, P. H., Newman, E. A.

    Results from observations in 16 commercial sheds from 14 farms, showed that a number of behaviour variables were moderately to highly correlated with production variables; for example, the proportion of birds that moved away from an approaching experimenter in an unfamiliar environment ('shute...

  3. The human factor - the benefits of humane and skilled stockmanship

    Contributor(s):: Seabrook, M.

    This paper concludes that the behaviour of the stockperson can be a potential stressor with consequences for productivity and welfare. By adopting the correct empathic behaviour the stockperson can have a crucial role in creating an environment for improved animal welfare. Training programmes can...

  4. Individually ventilated cages and rodent welfare: report of the 2002 RSPCA/UFAW rodent welfare group meeting

    Contributor(s):: Hawkins, P., Anderson, D., Applebee, K., Key, D., Wallace, J., Milite, G., Clark, J. M., Hubrecht, R., Jennings, M.

    The RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Group holds a one-day meeting every autumn so that its members can discuss current welfare research and exchange views on rodent welfare issues. The 2002 meeting focused on welfare issues associated with housing rodents in individually ventilated cages (IVCs)....

  5. Long-term effect of housing method during the first three months of life on human-animal relationship in female dairy cattle

    Contributor(s):: Mogensen, L., Krohn, C. C., Foldager, J.

    To investigate the effect of housing during the first 3 months of life to the end of the first lactation on the human-animal relationship and milk production, 80 female dairy calves were housed either in open single pens (SOpen), closed single pens (SClosed), calf-groups (GCalf; 5 calves per...

  6. The welfare of horses and other equids

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M., Fraser, A. F.

    This chapter discusses the different forms of ill-treatment and neglect; riding, whipping and working; training methods; breeding; housing and management; and the effect of surgical operations in relation to the welfare of racehorses, donkeys and mules.

  7. Welfare assessment in cattle in two housing systems

    Contributor(s):: Brule, A., Lequenne, D., Capdeville, J., Botreau, R., Veissier, I., David, V.

    This study specifically focused on the welfare of dairy cows, as the first step towards a practical tool to assess some aspects of animal welfare on farms. First, 12 indicators were recorded in ten Prim'Holstein dairy farms (five free-stall housing and five tie-stall housing). Measurements were...

  8. Welfare implications of dairy calf and heifer rearing

    Contributor(s):: Lawrence, A. B., Dwyer, C. M., Jarvis, S., Roberts, D.

    In this chapter we have focused primarily on behavioural issues that emerge from current practices of calf rearing. We have used the perspective of behavioural development and existing knowledge from other species to emphasise that early events in the calf's life (early weaning and individual...

  9. Welfare issues with the carriage horse. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Baldwin, J.

    This chapter gives a brief overview of the urban carriage horse industry in the larger US cities. Common health problems in carriage horses and health regulations are described. Moreover, some relevant welfare issues are outlined.

  10. To Turn: California's Proposition 2 and the Ethics of Animal Mobility in Agriculture

    Contributor(s):: Lulka, David

  11. To Turn: California's Proposition 2 and the Ethics of Animal Mobility in Agriculture

    Contributor(s):: Lulka, David