Effect of short road journeys on behaviour and some blood variables related to welfare in young bulls
Contributor(s):: Cafazzo, Simona, Magnani, Diego, Calà, Pietro, Razzuoli, Elisabetta, Gerardi, Gabriele, Bernardini, Daniele, Amadori, Massimo, Costa, Leonardo Nanni
Many studies have focused on the transport of cattle to fattening farms or to slaughterhouses but there is little information concerning the transport of young bulls delivered to the genetic test stations for selection. Due to the high expected value of young AI candidate bulls, their transport...
Finishing bulls have more synchronised behaviour in pastures than in pens
Contributor(s):: Tuomisto, Leena, Huuskonen, Arto, Jauhiainen, Lauri, Mononen, Jaakko
The objective of the present study was to compare the synchronisation of the lying, feeding and standing behaviour of bulls housed in an uninsulated barn and in a pasture. Dairy (Ayrshire and Holstein-Friesian) and beef (Hereford) bulls were housed in June-July in either partly bedded pens in an...
#SaveBenjy: sexuality, queer animals, and Ireland
Contributor(s):: McLoughlin, E.
This paper explores the #SaveBenjy Crowdfunder campaign to save a Charolais bull in the Republic of Ireland who expressed sexual interest only in weanling bulls and not the heifers he was expected to impregnate. The prominence and popularity of #SaveBenjy is anything but coincidental. In May...
Anthropologist and the corrida
Contributor(s):: Stomma, Ludwik
Kine as kin: the dynamics of the relationship between dairymen and cattle
Contributor(s):: Smythe, Suzanne
Origen y devenir de los juegos con caballos y toros en el México campirano: la diversión del coleadero
Contributor(s):: Vásquez Montecón, María del Carmen
Taureaux et homme ... sans toreros
Contributor(s):: Caro Baroja, Julio
Young Blond d'Aquitaine, Angus and Limousin bulls differ in emotional reactivity: relationships with animal traits, stress reactions at slaughter and post-mortem muscle metabolism
Contributor(s):: Bourguet, C., Deiss, V., Boissy, A., Terlouw, E. M. C.
The present study investigated relationships between reactivity during tests, stress reactions at slaughter and animal traits in young Blond d'Aquitaine (BA), Limousin (LI) and Angus (AN) bulls. Behavioural and physiological reactivity of animals was evaluated during rearing using a "Human test"...
Cattle and the rise of the Egyptian state
Contributor(s):: Lobban, R. A., Jr.
"This article seeks to understand the factors that account for the rise of the ancient [Egyptian] state in the Nile Valley. ... For this reason, the role of cattle is examined here in terms of primitive capital accumulation, as a means of social differentiation, and as a catalyst for the...
Is that dog a pit bull? A cross-country comparison of perceptions of shelter workers regarding breed identification
Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Harrison, N., Wolff, L., Westgarth, C.
Bull breeds are commonly kept as companion animals, but the pit bull terrier is restricted by breed-specific legislation (BSL) in parts of the United States and throughout the United Kingdom. Shelter workers must decide which breed(s) a dog is. This decision may influence the dog's fate,...
The sizes of elephant groups in zoos: implications for elephant welfare
Contributor(s):: Rees, P. A.
This study examined the distribution of 495 Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and 336 African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in 194 zoos, most of which were located in Europe (49.1
Dogs' features strongly affect people's feelings and behavior toward them
Contributor(s):: Gazzano, A., Zilocchi, M., Massoni, E., Mariti, C.
Dogs are a strong appeal for people. The aim of this research was to assess whether different dog features affect people's feelings and behavior toward them. Three puppies (1 Labrador retriever, 1 golden retriever, and 1 Border collie), 7 average adult dogs (3 small, 2 medium, and 2 large), and 2...
Assessment of stun quality at commercial slaughter in cattle shot with captive bolt
Contributor(s):: Atkinson, S., Velarde, A., Algers, B.
Pet ownership, dog types and attachment to pets in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK
| Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Boddy, L. M., Stratton, G., German, A. J., Gaskell, R. M., Coyne, K. P., Bundred, P., McCune, S., Dawson, S.
Shrink and mortality of beef cattle during long distance transportation
| Contributor(s):: Teke, B.
What is the relationship between level of infection and 'sickness behaviour' in cattle?
| Contributor(s):: Szyszka, O., Kyriazakis, I.
Alternative housing systems for fattening bulls under Austrian conditions with special respect to rubberised slatted floors
| Contributor(s):: Rouha-Muelleder, C., Absmanner, E., Kahrer, E., Zeiner, H., Scharl, T., Leisch, F., Stanek, C., Troxler, J.
Stress at slaughter in cattle: role of reactivity profile and environmental factors
| Contributor(s):: Terlouw, E. M. C., Bourguet, C., Deiss, V.
Effect of the presence of a dominant bull on performance of two age group bulls in libido tests
| Contributor(s):: Lopez, H., Orihuela, A., Silva, E.
In 2 trials, twelve 15-month-old and ten 27-month-old sexually naive Simmental bulls were libido tested in the presence or absence of a dominant mature bull. In the 1st trial, individual sexual performance tests were conducted. On alternate tests days, a mature bull was present in an adjacent pen...
Reliability of an avoidance distance test for the assessment of animals' responsiveness to humans and a preliminary investigation of its association with farmers' attitudes on bull fattening farms
| Contributor(s):: Windschnurer, I., Boivin, X., Waiblinger, S.
In many farm animal species, the relationship to humans affects their welfare considerably. But until now, on-farm studies on fattening bulls have been limited. A feasible, reliable methodology for assessing responses of bulls to humans would be helpful for large scale surveys on this topic....