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  1. Qualitative behaviour assessment of dairy buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)

    Contributor(s):: Napolitano, Fabio, De Rosa, Giuseppe, Grasso, Fernando, Wemelsfelder, Françoise

    This study applies qualitative behaviour assessment (QBA) for the first time to dairy buffaloes, using three groups of observers with different cultural backgrounds and different levels of experience in animal behaviour observation and buffalo farming. Eight buffalo heifers aged 16–18 months were...

  2. Human-Animal Interactions in Dairy Buffalo Farms

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    | Contributor(s):: Napolitano, F., Serrapica, F., Braghieri, A., Masucci, F., Sabia, E., De Rosa, G.

  3. An assessment of community understanding of the Human Animal Conservancy Self-Insurance Scheme and the impact of human-wildlife conflicts : a case study from the Kwandu conservancy, north-east Namibia.

    | Contributor(s):: Marthin Kaukaha Kasaona

    The research problem of this mini-dissertation involves the conflicts between human and wildlife populations and the trialing of ‘compensation’ payouts that are emerging as a critical test within the conservancy. Crop raiders such as elephants, buffaloes, hippopotamus, bush pigs and...

  4. Laços brutos : vaqueiros e búfalos no baixo Araguari – Amapá

    | Contributor(s):: Pedro Stoeckli Pires

    O presente estudo aborda a atividade do vaqueiro no trabalho com o búfalo do pântano (Bubalus bubalis) em uma região de várzea amazônica numa perspectiva monográfica. A etnografia enfoca as práticas e relações de vaqueiros e outros...

  5. Jaguar and puma attacks on livestock in Costa Rica

    | Contributor(s):: Amit, Ronit, Gordillo-Chavez, Elias Jose, Bone, Raquel

  6. A continuous recording approach to qualitative behaviour assessment in dairy buffaloes ( Bubalus bubalis)

    | Contributor(s):: Napolitano, F., Rosa, G. de, Serrapica, M., Braghieri, A.

    In order to develop a method suitable for a continuous qualitative evaluation of animal behaviour while it changes during the observation period, two recently described techniques, the Qualitative Behaviour Assessment (QBA) and the Temporal Dominant Behavioural Expression (TDBE), derived by the...

  7. Return of the buffalo nation

    | Contributor(s):: Laduke, Winona

  8. Yellowstone buffalo: bleak future despite public response

    | Contributor(s):: Laduke, Winona

  9. "The buffaloes are gone" or "Return: buffalo"? :the relationship of the buffalo to indigenous creative expression

    | Contributor(s):: Hubbard, Tasha

  10. Bison ecology and bison diplomacy: The southern plains from 1800 to 1850

    | Contributor(s):: Flores, Dan

  11. Handling and welfare of bovine livestock at local abattoirs in Bangladesh

    | Contributor(s):: Murshidul, Ahsan, Hasan, B., Algotsson, M., Sarenbo, S.

    The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) allows rope casting and the tying of legs for nonhuman animal slaughter without stunning. The handling and welfare of bovine livestock ( Bos indicus and Bubalus bubalis) were studied in 8 local abattoirs in 5 districts of Bangladesh. A total of 302...

  12. In-vitro indicators of natural resistance and milk-producing ability in dairy buffaloes ( Bubalus bubalis)

    | Contributor(s):: Miarelli, M., Signorelli, F.

    The aim of this study was to explore the possibility of detecting novel phenotypes of natural resistance at the molecular level through the in-vitro stimulation of monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs). This study was conducted with 16 healthy buffaloes who were reared for milk production and for...

  13. Convergence of culture, ecology, and ethics: management of feral swamp buffalo in Northern Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Albrecht, G., McMahon, C. R., Bowman, D. M. J. S., Bradshaw, C. J. A.

    This paper examines the identity of Asian swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) from different value orientations. Buffalo were introduced into Northern (Top End) Australia in the early nineteenth century. A team of transdisciplinary researchers, including an ethicist, has been engaged in field...

  14. Suckling and allosuckling in river buffalo calves and its relation with weight gain

    | Contributor(s):: Costa, M. J. R. P. da, Andriolo, A., Oliveira, J. F. S. de, Schmidek, W. R.

    The aim of this study was to investigate if river buffalo calves (Bubalus bubalis) have equal access to all cows and if milk is thus equally available to all of them. Suckling/allosuckling behaviour and weight gain (WG) of 29 calves (14 males and 15 females) was recorded with special...

  15. The interaction between stockpeople and buffaloes in parlor

    | Contributor(s):: Rodrigues, D. A., Ramirez-Diaz, J., Silva, A. A., Rocha, L. M., Tonhati, H.

    Aiming evaluate the influence of the actions of stockpeople in buffaloes behavior in the parlor, 271 buffaloes were observed on day-control, in the morning, in mechanized milking, belonging to 3 properties in State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. We recorded the milking time (TO), the time spent in the...

  16. Buffalo behavioural response to machine milking in early lactation

    | Contributor(s):: Cavallina, R., Roncoroni, C., Campagna, M. C., Minero, M., Canali, E.

    Buffalo farming in Italy is traditionally oriented towards mozzarella cheese production. Over the last decade, it has rapidly increased. As a result, intensive techniques and mechanization of farm activities have been introduced. Those sudden changes in rearing techniques have aroused a general...

  17. On the development of a monitoring scheme of buffalo welfare at farm level

    | Contributor(s):: Rosa, G. de, Napolitano, F., Grasso, F., Pacelli, C., Bordi, A.

    In the present review, some animal-related indicators, possibly relevant for a monitoring scheme of buffalo cow welfare at the farm level, are suggested. The indicators are discussed on the basis of their validity (meaningful with respect to animal welfare), reliability (reflecting the tendency...

  18. The welfare of dairy buffalo. (Special Issue: Criteria and methods for the assessment of animal welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Rosa, G. de, Grasso, F., Pacelli, C., Napolitano, F., Winckler, C.

    The present paper addresses the issue on buffalo welfare. Firstly, the biological characteristics and behavioural needs of buffalo are considered. Subsequently, the effects of intensive farming and some animal-related indicators, to be used for a monitoring scheme of buffalo welfare at farm...

  19. Draught animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Ramaswamy, N. S.

  20. Maintenance and milking behaviours of Murrah buffaloes during two feeding regimes

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, C. S., Nordstrom, J., Svennersten-Sjaunja, K., Wiktorsson, H.

    Diurnal maintenance behaviour and behaviour during milking in a mechanised system with two feeding regimes were studied in 14 Murrah buffaloes managed in a highly mechanised system. Normal fixed rations of roughage and concentrates and established milking routines (T-I) were compared to a regime...