Exploring synchrony of lying on commercial dairy farms in relation to management
Contributor(s):: Kok, Akke, van Knegsel, Ariette, Bokkers, Eddie A. M., Kemp, Bas, Thorup, Vivi
Dynamics of chewing and eating behavior, lying behavior, and salivary characteristics associated with duration of high grain feeding in cows with or with no phytogenic supplement
Contributor(s):: Castillo-Lopez, Ezequias, Rivera-Chacon, Raul, Ricci, Sara, Khorrami, Behzad, Haselmann, Andreas, Reisinger, Nicole, Zebeli, Qendrim
Suckling activity and calf growth in a group of crossbred cows each rearing two foster calves
Contributor(s):: Rosecrans, J. G., Hohenboken, W. D.
Each of 3 Limousin X (Holstein-Friesian (HF) X Aberdeen-Angus) and 6 Limousin X (HF X Hereford) cows was presented with 2 alien calves within 5 min of parturition. Each cow's own calf was removed, and later fostered to another cow. Foster trios were observed periodically until introduction to the...
Effects of Training for First Milking Involving Positive Tactile Stimulation on Post-Calving Maternal Behaviors in Primiparous Gyr Dairy Cows
| Contributor(s):: Vicentini, Rogério Ribeiro, El Faro, Lenira, Ujita, Aska, Ceballos, Maria Camila, Negrão, João Alberto, Sant’Anna, Aline Cristina
In dairy systems with Zebu breeds, calves are not immediately separated from their dams after calving; consequently, maternal care and protective behavior are important, influencing both productive performance and stockpeople’s safety. Our objectives were to: (1) investigate the effects of...
Serum Oxytocin, Cortisol and Social Behavior in Calves: A Study in the Impossible Task Paradigm
| Contributor(s):: Pinelli, C., Scandurra, A., Mastellone, V., Iommelli, P., Musco, N., Pero, M. E., Di Lucrezia, A., Lotito, D., Tudisco, R., D'Aniello, B., Infascelli, F., Lombardi, P.
In this study, we explored the correlations between circulating levels of oxytocin, cortisol, and different social behaviors toward humans in 26 Italian Red Pied calves (all females, with an average age of 174 ± 24 days) using the impossible task paradigm. This paradigm has proved fruitful...
Cross-species emotional political ecology in rural Pakistan
| Contributor(s):: Gomersall, K., Anam, Afzal, Sobia, Majeed, Humera, Iqbal, McGill, D.
This article engages cross-species intersectionality and emotional political ecology to evaluate a dairy extension service that ran in Punjab and Sindh, Pakistan, between 2012 and 2017. The project aimed to mitigate potential negative impacts of implementation, such as the exacerbation of...
Lying behaviour of lactating dairy cows in a cow-calf contact freestall system
| Contributor(s):: Wegner, Claire S., Ternman, Emma
Effect of good handling on stress indicators and behaviour in beef cattle
| Contributor(s):: Jardim, Carla Comerlato, Barbosa Silveira, Isabella Dias, Restle, Joao, Mendonca, Fabio Souza, Bethancourt-Garcia, Javier Alexander, de Oliveira, Roberson Macedo, de Moraes, Renata Espindola, Reis, Nathalia Pasi, Vaz, Ricardo Zambarda
The interconnection of hierarchy, affiliative behaviours, and social play shapes social dynamics in Maremmana beef cattle
| Contributor(s):: Bagnato, Samuel, Pedruzzi, Luca, Goracci, Jacopo, Palagi, Elisabetta
Prioritization of Farm Animal Welfare Issues Using Expert Consensus
| Contributor(s):: Fiona C. Rioja-Lang, Melanie Connor, Heather J. Bacon, Alistair B. Lawrence, Cathy M. Dwyer
Prioritization of animal welfare issues can help identify which areas most require research funding and raise awareness of best practices. A modified Delphi method was used to obtain expert opinion on the highest priority welfare issues for UK farmed livestock. Fifty-eight UK-based experts were...
Dairy Cow Handling: Does it Affect the Bottom Line?
| Contributor(s):: Marcia I. Endres
Benchmarking to drive improvements in extensive beef cattle welfare: a perspective on developing an Australian producer-driven system
| Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., Monk, J. E., Cafe, L. M., Lee, C.
Development of a welfare assessment protocol and assessment of dairy cattle welfare in Haryana and Punjab states of Northern India
| Contributor(s):: Kamboj, M. L., Kumar, C., Mahla, V.
Spatial behaviour of dairy cows is affected by lameness
| Contributor(s):: Frondelius, Lilli, Van Weyenberg, Stephanie, Lindeberg, Heli, Van Nuffel, Annelies, Maselyne, Jarissa, Pastell, Matti
Drinking behavior of dairy cows under commercial farm conditions differs depending on water trough design and cleanliness
| Contributor(s):: Burkhardt, Franziska Katharina, Hayer, Jason Jeremia, Heinemann, Céline, Steinhoff-Wagner, Julia
Opportunities (and challenges) in dairy cattle cognition research: A key area needed to design future high welfare housing systems
| Contributor(s):: Nawroth, C., Rørvang, M. V.
Breeding, Calving, and Trafficking in Conventional Beef Production
| Contributor(s):: Ellis, Colter
Cortisol in Manure from Cattle Enclosed with Nofence Virtual Fencing
| Contributor(s):: Sonne, Christian, Alstrup, Aage Kristian Olsen, Pertoldi, Cino, Frikke, John, Linder, Anne Cathrine, Styrishave, Bjarne
To increase the efficiency and geographic expansion of nature conservation, large grazers have recently been used, either in the form of wild hoof-bearing animals or as domesticated ruminants including cattle. Using physical fencing limits migrating wildlife, while virtual fences encourage the...
Applying a New Proposed Welfare Assessment Protocol to Suckler Herds from Three Different Autochthonous Breeds
| Contributor(s):: Valente, Diana, Stilwell, George
The welfare of farm animals has become an increasingly important issue for society, especially for consumers of animal products. Currently, there is no standardized and validated protocol in Portugal for assessing the welfare of suckler cow herds in extensive systems. This work aims to study and...
A “Good Life” for Dairy Cattle: Developing and Piloting a Framework for Assessing Positive Welfare Opportunities Based on Scientific Evidence and Farmer Expertise
| Contributor(s):: Stokes, Jessica E., Rowe, Elizabeth, Mullan, Siobhan, Pritchard, Joy C., Horler, Rachel, Haskell, Marie J., Dwyer, Cathy M., Main, David C. J.
On-farm welfare assessment tends to focus on minimising negative welfare, but providing positive welfare is important in order to give animals a good life. This study developed a positive welfare framework for dairy cows based on the existing scientific literature which has focused on developing...