Human-cow interactions: production effects
Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.
Behaviour of cows towards herdsmen is reviewed, with reference to fear memory formation; place-specific fear; introducing heifers to the milking parlour; effect of veterinary treatment; memory; locking of stanchions and stress.
Physical planning of intensive systems of beef cattle using systematic layout planning as an analytical tool and its relationship with animal well-being
Contributor(s):: Guimaraes, M. C. C., Inoue, K. R. A., Bueno, M. M., Baeta, F. C., Tibirica, A. C. G., Tinoco, I. F. F.
The intensification of animal production systems suggests that the future of production is not the increase of the herd, but the increase of productivity. The main goal of facility design is to provide space for a specific purpose, and to provide optimal conditions for its development;...
The importance of rearing management at a young age and artificial weaning on the establishment of the human-animal relationship in beef cattle and goats
Contributor(s):: Boivin, X., Garel, J. P., Neindre, P. le
The influence of the human-animal interaction in the milking parlour on the behaviour, heart-rate and milk yield of dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Knierim, U., Waran, N. K.
This study addressed questions regarding the quality of human-cow interactions in the modern milking parlour, and whether in this situation cows still react differently to different milkers.
Welfare assessment in cattle in two housing systems
Contributor(s):: Brule, A., Lequenne, D., Capdeville, J., Botreau, R., Veissier, I., David, V.
This study specifically focused on the welfare of dairy cows, as the first step towards a practical tool to assess some aspects of animal welfare on farms. First, 12 indicators were recorded in ten Prim'Holstein dairy farms (five free-stall housing and five tie-stall housing). Measurements were...
Welfare implications of dairy calf and heifer rearing
Contributor(s):: Lawrence, A. B., Dwyer, C. M., Jarvis, S., Roberts, D.
In this chapter we have focused primarily on behavioural issues that emerge from current practices of calf rearing. We have used the perspective of behavioural development and existing knowledge from other species to emphasise that early events in the calf's life (early weaning and individual...