Resource, Collaborator, or Individual Cow? Applying Q Methodology to Investigate Austrian Farmers' Viewpoints on Motivational Aspects of Improving Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Lorenz Maurer, Josef Schenkenfelder, Christoph Winckler
One keystone to successful welfare improvement endeavors is a respected cooperation between farmer and advisor (e.g., veterinarian), which requires a thorough understanding of what motivates farmer behavior. In this respect, Q methodology offers a promising approach in investigating individual...
A Review of Welfare Indicators of Indoor-Housed Dairy Cow as a Basis for Integrated Automatic Welfare Assessment Systems
| Contributor(s):: Lisette M.C. Leliveld, Giorgio Provolo
For on-farm welfare assessment many automatic methods have been developed to detect indicators of reduced welfare. However, there is still a need to integrate data from single sources to obtain a complete picture of the welfare of an animal. This review offers a basis for developing integrated...
Dairy Cattle Euthanasia-Focus Groups Exploring the Perspectives of Brazilians Working in the Dairy Cattle Industry
| Contributor(s):: Merenda, V. R., de Oliveira, E. B., Fowler, H. N., Pairis-Garcia, M. D.
The objective of this study was to explore perspectives and attitudes about euthanasia specific to the Brazilian dairy cattle industry. Twenty-five Brazilian citizens (13 veterinarians, 4 animal scientists, 3 professors, 3 researchers, 1 dairy owner, and 1 caretaker) participated in one of...
Associations between dairy herds' qualitative behavior and aspects of herd health, stockperson and farm factors-a cross-sectional exploration
| Contributor(s):: Ebinghaus, A., Matull, K., Knierim, U., Ivemeyer, S.
The affective state is an integrated aspect of farm animal welfare, which is understood as the animals' perception of their living environment and of their internal biological functioning. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore animal-internal and external factors potentially...
Serum Oxytocin in Cows Is Positively Correlated with Caregiver Interactions in the Impossible Task Paradigm
| Contributor(s):: D'Aniello, B., Mastellone, V., Pinelli, C., Scandurra, A., Musco, N., Tudisco, R., Pero, M. E., Infascelli, F., Di Lucrezia, A., Lombardi, P.
This study explored a possible relationship between the circulating oxytocin, cortisol, and the willingness of dairy cows to engage in social behaviors with humans in an experimental context. The behaviors of twenty-nine cows were recorded during the impossible task paradigm, a procedure aimed...
Feasibility and reliability of the AWIN welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats in semi-extensive farming conditions
| Contributor(s):: Battini, M., Renna, M., Giammarino, M., Battaglini, L., Mattiello, S.
The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and reliability of the Animal Welfare Indicators (AWIN) protocol for welfare assessment of dairy goats when applied to semi-extensive farming conditions. We recruited 13 farms located in the NW Italian Alps where three assessors individually and...
Use of an ear-tag accelerometer and a radio-frequency identification (RFID) system for monitoring the licking behaviour in grazing cattle
| Contributor(s):: Simanungkalit, Gamaliel, Barwick, Jamie, Cowley, Frances, Dawson, Bradley, Dobos, Robin, Hegarty, Roger
What type of loafing areas do housed dairy cattle prefer?
| Contributor(s):: Langford, Fritha M., Bell, David J., Nevison, Ian M., Tolkamp, Bert J., Roberts, David J., Haskell, Marie J.
Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions
| Contributor(s):: Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie
Parity and days in milk affect cubicle occupancy in dairy cows
| Contributor(s):: Churakov, Mikhail, Silvera, Anna Maria, Gussmann, Maya, Nielsen, Per Peetz
Integrative surveillance of cattle welfare at the abattoir level: Risk factors associated with liver condemnation, severe hoof disorders, carcase bruising and high muscle pH
| Contributor(s):: Losada-Espinosa, N., Estévez-Moreno, L. X., Bautista-Fernández, M., Losada, H., María, G. A., Miranda-de la Lama, G. G.
Alienation, Modernization, and Animal Welfare: Human-Animal Relationships at the Farm, State, and Country Levels
| Contributor(s):: Briscoe, Michael D.
The Use of Draught Animals in Rural Labour
| Contributor(s):: Mota-Rojas, D., Braghieri, A., Álvarez-Macías, A., Serrapica, F., Ramírez-Bribiesca, E., Cruz-Monterrosa, R., Masucci, F., Mora-Medina, P., Napolitano, F.
This study discusses scientific findings on the use of draught animals such as equids (i.e., horses, mules, and donkeys) and bovids (i.e., cattle and water buffaloes) in rural labours. Relevant peer-reviewed literature published between 1980 and 2021 was retrieved from CAB Abstracts, PubMed,...
Impact of digital dermatitis on feedlot cattle behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Thomas, Anice D., Orsel, Karin, Cortés, Julián A., Pajor, Edmond A.
Virulence Genes, Shiga Toxin Subtypes, Serogroups, and Clonal Relationship of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli Strains Isolated from Livestock and Companion Animals
| Contributor(s):: Nicolás Galarce, Beatriz Escobar, Fernando Sánchez, Esteban Paredes-Osses, Raúl Alegría-Morán, Consuelo Borie
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a zoonotic pathogen that causes severe illness in humans and is an important cause of foodborne disease. In Chile, there is limited information on the virulence characteristics of this pathogen in livestock, and none in companion...
How Much Does the Welfare of the People Affect the Welfare of the Animals?
| Contributor(s):: Robert Hagevoort
This presentation will focus on the concept that animal welfare doesn’t live in a vacuum; it’s the outcome of an interaction between a human and an animal, and it can either have a positive or a negative outcome. The question explored in this presentation is how much does the...
Individual differences in the behavioral responsiveness of F1 Holstein-Gyr heifers to the training for milking routine
| Contributor(s):: Paranhos da Costa, Mateus J. R., Taborda, Paula A. B., de Lima Carvalhal, Monique V., Valente, Tiago S.
Impact of social mixing on beef and dairy cattle—A scoping review
| Contributor(s):: Hubbard, Amanda J., Foster, Margaret J., Daigle, Courtney L.
Social dominance in beef cattle — A scoping review
A preliminary study of the physiological and behavioral response of beef cattle to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
| Contributor(s):: Abdulai, Gabriel, Sama, Michael, Jackson, Joshua