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  1. Understanding Cows' Emotions on Farm: Are Eye White and Ear Posture Reliable Indicators?

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    | Contributor(s):: Monica Battini, Anna Agostini, Silvana Mattiello

    Understanding the emotions of dairy cows is primarily important in enhancing the level of welfare and provide a better life on farm. This study explored whether eye white and ear posture can reliably contribute to interpret valence and arousal of emotions in dairy cows. The research was...

  2. Impact of paper bedding on lying behaviour and welfare in lactating dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Sobte, Helena F. M., Buijs, Stephanie

  3. Effects of short-term exposure to drinking water contaminated with manure on water and feed intake, production and lying behaviour in dairy cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Schütz, Karin E., Huddart, Frances J., Cox, Neil R.

  4. Daytime ingestive behaviour of grazing heifers under tropical silvopastoral systems: Responses to shade and grazing management

    | Contributor(s):: Oliveira, Caroline Carvalho de, Almeida, Roberto Giolo de, Karvatte Junior, Nivaldo, Villela, Severino Delmar Junqueira, Bungenstab, Davi José, Alves, Fabiana Villa

  5. Recording cattle maternal behaviour using proximity loggers and tri-axial accelerometers

    | Contributor(s):: Kour, Harpreet, Patison, Kym P., Corbet, Nicholas J., Swain, Dave L.

  6. Close Companions? A Zooarchaeological Study of the Human-Cattle Relationship in Medieval England

    | Contributor(s):: Holmes, M., Hamerow, H., Thomas, R.

  7. Behavioural and physiological responses of male and female beef cattle to weaning at 30, 75 or 180 days of age

    | Contributor(s):: de Souza Teixeira, Odilene, Kuczynski da Rocha, Marcela, Mendes Paizano Alforma, Antónia, Silva Fernandes, Vanessa, de Oliveira Feijó, Josiane, Nunes Corrêa, Marcio, Andrighetto Canozzi, Maria Eugênia, McManus, Concepta, Jardim Barcellos, Júlio Otávio

  8. Salivary oxytocin in pigs, cattle, and goats during positive human-animal interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Lürzel, S., Bückendorf, L., Waiblinger, S., Rault, J. L.

  9. Methodology for experimental and observational animal studies in cow-calf contact systems

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    | Contributor(s):: Oliveira, D. de, Barth, K., Haskell, M. J., Hillmann, E., Jensen, M. B., Johnsen, J. F., Mejdell, C., Waiblinger, S., Ferneborg, S.

    In this Research Reflection we describe a common standpoint on suitable methodology for controlled and observational studies in cow-calf contact systems in dairy production. Different methods to assess behaviour, health and production in cow-calf contact systems are outlined. Knowledge and...

  10. The human-animal relationship in dairy animals

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

    The present study aims to identify margins for the improvement of dairy animal welfare and production based on the quality of the human-animal relationship (HAR). The main tool proposed to improve the quality of HAR in dairy animals is training of stock-people by targeting their attitude and...

  11. Methodology for studying human attitudes and behaviour to cow-calf contact systems

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    | Contributor(s):: Ferneborg, S., Napolitano, F., Vaarst, M., Mejdell, C. M., Waiblinger, S., Oliveira, D. de

    This position paper describes a common stand on methodology of human attitudes and behaviour that is suitable to use in studies regarding cow-calf contact (CCC) in dairy production, in order to create a common knowledge base and foundation for future recommendations of CCC systems. We describe...

  12. Researching Human-Cattle Interaction on Rangelands: Challenges and Potential Solutions

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    | Contributor(s):: Creamer, M., Horback, K.

    Human-animal interaction (HAI) research spans across many scientific fields and animal taxa. For livestock species, HAI research tends to focus on animals that are managed in close proximity with humans such as poultry, dairy cattle, and swine. Given the nature of rangeland cattle production,...

  13. A conceptual model of the human-animal relationships dynamics during newborn handling on cow-calf operation farms

    | Contributor(s):: Costa, F. de O., Valente, T. S., Toledo, L. M. de, Ambrosio, L. A., Campo, M. del, Costa, M. J. R. P. da

  14. Male mice and cows perceive human emotional chemosignals: a preliminary study

    | Contributor(s):: Destrez, A., Costes-Thiré, M., Viart, A. S., Prost, F., Patris, B., Schaal, B.

  15. Einfluss der Mensch-Tier-Beziehung auf die Eutergesundheit von Milchkühen

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    | Contributor(s):: Silvia Ivemeyer

    In der vorliegenden Arbeit wurde der Einfluss der Mensch-Tier-Beziehung sowie verschiedener Managementmaßnahmen auf die Eutergesundheit der Milchviehherden von 46 Schweizer Betrieben, die am Bestandsbetreuungsprogramm mit Schwerpunkt Eutergesundheit „pro-Q“ teilnahmen,...

  16. A Survey of Italian Dairy Farmers' Propensity for Precision Livestock Farming Tools

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    | Contributor(s):: Fabio Abeni, Francesca Petrera, Andrea Galli

    A targeted survey was designed with the aim of describing the diffusion of precision livestock farming (PLF) tools in one of the most intensive dairy farming provinces in Italy. Technicians at the Provincial Breeder Association of Cremona interviewed 490 dairy farmers and obtained data...

  17. A novel accelerometry approach combining information on classified behaviors and quantified physical activity for assessing health status of cattle: a preliminary study

    | Contributor(s):: Uenishi, Shogo, Oishi, Kazato, Kojima, Tomoki, Kitajima, Kaho, Yasunaka, Yudai, Sakai, Koki, Sonoda, Yuta, Kumagai, Hajime, Hirooka, Hiroyuki

    2021Applied Animal Behaviour Science2351052200168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105220text

  18. Human-Animal Relationship in Dairy Farming: Evaluation of measures for on-farm application and investigation of influences on cows´ behaviour towards humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Asja Ebinghaus

    The objective of the present thesis was (1) to evaluate measures of the human-animal relationship (HAR) in dairy cows regarding their reliability, validity and practical applicability in animal welfare science and breeding. (2) Moreover, important human and farm influences on the cows´...

  19. Hair Cortisol in Sheltered Cows and Its Association with Other Welfare Indicators

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    | Contributor(s):: Arvind Sharma, Govindhaswamy Umapathy, Vinod Kumar, Clive J. C. Phillips

    India, the country with the largest population of dairy cows in the world, has a policy of retiring abandoned and non-lactating cows in shelters, but the level of provision for their welfare in these shelters is unclear. Cows in 54 shelters across India were assessed for historic evidence of...

  20. Milking it for all it’s worth: Unpalatable practices, dairy cows and veterinary work?

    | Contributor(s):: Clarke, Caroline, Knights, David