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  1. The effect of nursing on the cow-calf bond

    Contributor(s):: Johnsen, J. F., Passille, A. M. de, Mejdell, C. M., Boe, K. E., Grondahl, A. M., Beaver, A., Rushen, J., Weary, D. M.

    Dairy calves are often separated from the cow soon after birth and prevented from nursing, but little is known about the effects of nursing on the development of the cow-calf bond. This study evaluated the effect of nursing on affiliative behaviours between the dam and her calf including...

  2. Mar 05 2015

    Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well-Being Conference

    UW-Extension will be hosting its fifth annual conference on April 30, 2015 in Kimberly, WI to address the issue of animal handling and well-being. The program learning objectives and intended...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/287

  3. Tales about tails: is the mutilation of animals justifiable in their best interests or in ours?

    Contributor(s):: Edwards, S., Bennett, P., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M., Sandoe, P.

    Tail docking, involving surgical or non-surgical removal of a portion of the tail, is one of the most widely carried out and contentious mutilations inflicted by humans on animals. To differing extents, this procedure is carried out on farm livestock, draught animals and companion animals. The...

  4. The major welfare problems of dairy cows in French commercial farms: an epidemiological approach

    Contributor(s):: Roches, A. de B. des, Veissier, I., Coignard, M., Bareille, N., Guatteo, R., Capdeville, J., Gilot-Fromont, E., Mounier, L.

    Animal welfare enhancement requires that problems are reliably identified and ranked in order to prioritise corrective actions. Welfare problems vary with the conditions in which animals are maintained. The objectives were to highlight major welfare problems for dairy cows on farms in France, and...

  5. A note on the effect of controlling stable flies ( Stomxys calcitrans ) in the resting activity and pen distribution of dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Vitela, I., Cruz-Vazquez, C., Orihuela, A.

    This study investigated the effect of controlling stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans) on the number of dairy cows lying down and their pen distribution. The study randomly assigned 80 Holstein cows to 1 of 2 groups. The treated group (T) included cows individually sprayed with insecticide when...

  6. Dairy cow behavior and welfare implications of time waiting before entry into the milking parlor

    Contributor(s):: Dijkstra, C., Veermae, I., Praks, J., Poikalainen, V., Arney, D. R.

    The objective of this study was to investigate dairy cows' time spent in the possibly stressful waiting area (WA) of the milking parlor (MP) and their behavioral patterns while there and thereby investigate comparative effects on their welfare. The experiments were carried out in 3 loose-housing...

  7. Research and teaching of dairy cattle well being: finding synergy between ethology and epidemiology

    Contributor(s):: Duffield, T. F., Leslie, K. E., Lissemore, K. D., Millman, S. T.

    Epidemiology is a tool used to identify and quantify risk factors that contribute to the state of health or disease. In addition, the maintenance of health and recognition of nonhuman animal welfare are both key principles of health management. Animal welfare and ethology provide important...

  8. The effects of lameness on social and individual behavior of dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Galindo, F., Broom, D. M.

    Lameness is one of the most important welfare problems in dairy cattle. Most studies on lameness have focused on wide ranging surveys to identify causal factors, but few have considered the welfare implications of this disorder. In this study, we compared the social and individual behaviour of 10...

  9. Welfare assessments based on lifetime health and production data in Danish dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Houe, H., Sandoe, P., Thomsen, P. T.

    The objective of this study was to describe how information about the whole lifetime of the cow can be used when defining nonhuman animal-based criteria of the welfare of animals on the farm. Often measured over a short period, disease occurrence provides information relevant for assessing the...

  10. Dairy calves' adaptation to group housing with automated feeders

    Contributor(s):: Fujiwara, M., Rushen, J., Passille, A. M. de

    Group housing of dairy calves with automated milk feeders has likely welfare and labour saving advantages but delays in the calves adapting to the feeding system may reduce these advantages. We examined factors that influence calves' adaptation to the feeders. In Exp. 1, 77 Holstein calves were...

  11. Re-capturing bovine life: robot-cow relationships, freedom and control in dairy farming

    Contributor(s):: Holloway, L., Bear, C., Wilkinson, K.

    Robotic milking machines are novel technologies that take over the labour of dairy farming and reduce the need for human-animal interactions. Replacing 'conventional' twice-a-day milking managed by people with a system that supposedly allows cows the freedom to be milked automatically whenever...

  12. The Psychological Relationship Between Dairy Cows and Dairy Cowmen and its Implications for Animal Welfare

    Contributor(s):: M.F. Seabrook

    While no one could ever say that the conditions for animals and people were ideal in the days of hand milking, the question of animal welfare was less pressing as man was at ease and in balance and harmony with nature. Only as units became larger, and machine milking took the place of the...

  13. Mar 28 2014

    The Ghosts in our Machine

    Please join us for a film screening and discussion with producer, Liz Marshall, and author of "We Animals", Jo-Anne McArthur.About the film:The Ghosts in our Machine is a multi-award winning...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/223

  14. Assessment time of the Welfare Quality protocol for dairy cattle

    Contributor(s):: Vries, M. de, Engel, B., Uijl, I. den, Schaik, G. van, Dijkstra, T., Boer, I. de, Bokkers, E. A. M.

  15. Attitudes of dairy farmers toward cow welfare in relation to housing, management and productivity

    Contributor(s):: Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Vesala, K. M.

  16. Does short-term road transport affect the locomotion score of dairy cows?

    Contributor(s):: Thomsen, P. T., Sorensen, J. T.

  17. Effect of previous handling experiences on responses of dairy calves to routine husbandry procedures

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    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, M., Shepherd, H. M., Webster, J. R., Waas, J. R., McLeay, L. M., Schutz, K. E.

  18. Exploring opportunities to do things differently

    | Contributor(s):: Gibbens, N.

  19. How to handle your cows stress-free and safely?

    | Contributor(s):: Adam, S., Baillargeon, J.

  20. Human-animal relationships at sheep and cattle abattoirs

    | Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Rice, M., Hemsworth, P. H.