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...
Relationship between behavioural reactions and heart rate in horses during transient social isolation
Contributor(s):: Jezierski, T., Gorecka, A.
Six horses were used in an experiment conducted in a tie-stable without boxes. The behaviour of each horse was videotaped and heart rate (HR) was recorded continuously for approx. 104 min during the following test situations: all horses in the stable and no person present; other horses being...
Current work on appropriate livestock management 2000. Lectures given at the 32nd International Workshop on Applied Ethology of Livestock by the Deutschen Veterinarmedizinischen Gesellschaft e. V. (Behavioural Studies Group), 9-11 November 2000, Frei
The papers presented in these proceeding are grouped into sections on: reactions to stressful situations; human animal relationships; and miscellaneous topics. Most of the papers are on cattle and pigs: there is one on cortisol measurement in faeces of all domestic species, one on group size of...
Human animal relationship and housing: how to translate research into better standards and practice?
Contributor(s):: Roderick, S., Henriksen, B., Fossing, C., Thamsborg, S.
Human contact and fear responses in laying hens
Contributor(s):: Edwards, L. E., Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.
Human-animal interactions were studied at nine Australian farms and nine US farms. Measures of hen fear of humans, human activity in the laying shed, productivity records and shed parameters were collected at each shed. Significant differences between countries were found for shed parameters,...
Teaching animal bioethics in Europe: present situation and prospects
Contributor(s):: Marie, M., Edwards, S., Borell, E. von, Gandini, G.
A survey was conducted in 20 European countries regarding the agricultural or veterinary higher education institutions (n=106) delivering courses in animal bioethics. Information regarding the nature of the curriculum, number and background of the teachers, pedagogic methods, and topics covered...
The end of husbandry - the betrayal of the ancient human-animal bond with farm animals
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
The importance of rearing management at a young age and artificial weaning on the establishment of the human-animal relationship in beef cattle and goats
Contributor(s):: Boivin, X., Garel, J. P., Neindre, P. le
Animal rights and human responsibility
Contributor(s):: Bauston, G.
Competing conceptions of animal welfare and their ethical implications for the treatment of non-human animals
Contributor(s):: Haynes, R. P.
Animal welfare scientists have appropriated the concept of animal welfare, claiming to give a scientific account that is more objective than the "sentimental" account given by animal liberationists. This strategy plays a major role in supporting merely limited reform in the use of...
Human factors influencing broiler welfare
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.
The sequential relationships between human and animal variables found in the livestock industries indicate that there is an excellent opportunity to target stockperson attitudes and behaviour in order to reduce limitations imposed by human-animal interactions on poultry welfare. Understanding...
Impact of human-animal interactions on health and productivity of farm animals
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H.
While technical skills and knowledge are important attributes of the work performance of stockpeople, two other important but less well recognised characteristics of stockpeople are their attitude and behaviour towards farm animals. Research has shown that stockperson attitude can affect animal...
Impact of human-animal interactions on the health, productivity and welfare of farm animals
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. M.
While technical skills and knowledge are important attributes of the work performance of stockpeople, two other important but less well recognised characteristics of stockpeople are their attitude and behaviour towards farm animals. Research has shown that the attitude of the stockperson, by...
The well-being of farm animals: exploring the intersection between values and technology
Contributor(s):: Anthony, R.
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...