Understanding attitude, practices and knowledge of zoonotic infectious disease risks among poultry farmers in Ghana
| Contributor(s):: Matilda Ayim‐Akonor, Ralf Krumkamp, Jürgen May, Eva Mertens
Zoonotic infectious diseases (ZIDs) are increasing globally, and livestock farmers in low‐ and middle‐income countries are at particularly high risk. An evaluation of farmer's behaviour on farms can be used to identify the risk factors and to develop tailored control strategies. This study...
A review of video-based pig behavior recognition
| Contributor(s):: Yang, Qiumei, Xiao, Deqin
Video surveillance technology has been applied in many farms and a large amount of video data has been generated. Extracting valuable information about the pig industry from video data is a challenging problem. Pig behavior recognition is one of the research hotspots. In order to facilitate...
Compared to grouped lambing, isolation favorize calmer animals and faster mother-lamb recognition but not lambs’ survival in tropical hair sheep farms
| Contributor(s):: Escobedo-Canul, Juan A., González-Pech, Pedro G., Sandoval-Castro, Carlos A., Cámara-Sarmiento, Ramón, Sarmiento-Franco, Luis
The aim of this study was to compare the mother-lamb bonding and lamb mortality observed on Pelibuey ewes lambing in isolation (IL) or group (GL) under tropical farm conditions. Each treatment was conformed with 16 adults multiparous Pelibuey ewes of similar weight (39.8 ± 8.01 kg) and body...
The Need for a Convergence of Agricultural/Laboratory and Zoo-based Approaches to Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Ward, Samantha J., Hosey, Geoff
Advances in animal welfare science have led to a high number of studies published for farm, laboratory and zoo animals, with a huge breadth of innovative topic areas and methodologies. This paper investigates the different approaches used to undertake welfare research in farm, laboratory and zoo...
Turning Intentions into Animal Welfare Improvement in the Asian Livestock Sector
| Contributor(s):: Sinclair, Michelle, Morton, John, Phillips, Clive J. C.
Intentions form the basis of behavioral action to improve animal welfare; however an intention-behavior gap has been previously identified. Livestock stakeholders in China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand (n = 1041) involved in slaughter and transport completed a survey in which they were asked...
Reliability of Fear Assessment in Growing Pigs Exposed to a Novel Object Test in Commercial Conditions
| Contributor(s):: Dalmau, Antoni, Mainau, Eva, Velarde, Antonio
The objective of this study was to assess the reliability and feasibility of a novel object test assessing fear in pigs in commercial conditions. A total of 18 commercial farms were visited, and 321 pens housing 4,220 growing pigs were assessed. Three balloons were used as a novel stimulus....
Welfare of farmed musk deer: Changes in the biological characteristics of musk deer in farming environments
| Contributor(s):: He, Lan, Li, Lin-hai, Wang, Wen-xia, Liu, Gang, Liu, Shu-qiang, Liu, Wen-hua, Hu, De-fu
Musk deer are an important economic wildlife resource, and long-term over-use has resulted in a sharp population decrease in the wild. Farming of musk deer is important to prevent the shrinking wild population from being hunted for their musk. Musk deer farming has a history of more than 60 years...
Reliability of different behavioural tests for growing pigs on-farm
| Contributor(s):: Czycholl, Irena, Menke, Stina, StraÃŸburg, Carolin, Krieter, Joachim
Beyond ‘Hobby Farming’: towards a typology of non-commercial farming
| Contributor(s):: Sutherland, Lee-Ann, Barlagne, Carla, Barnes, Andrew P.
| Contributor(s):: Czycholl, Irena, Menke, Stina, Straßburg, Carolin, Krieter, Joachim
Behavioural tests might have the potential to evaluate certain aspects of welfare such as emotional state or the human-animal relationship. However, reliability assessments of these tests are rare. Therefore, in this study, different behavioural tests for growing pigs were assessed regarding...
Stress response of farmed European abalone reveals rapid domestication process in absence of intentional selection
| Contributor(s):: Lachambre, Sébastien, Day, Rob, Boudry, Pierre, Huchette, Sylvain, Rio-Cabello, Antoine, Fustec, Timothée, Roussel, Sabine
Farming, and thus the domestication of Haliotis tuberculata, began recently. We compared the responses of unselected farmed and wild abalone to stressors that occur on farms. The aim was to determine if the farm environment had induced differences in the behavioural or physiological performances...
Perch use by laying hens in aviary systems
| Contributor(s):: Brendler, Christina, Schrader, Lars
Perching preference in laying hens is well analysed in several experimental studies. However, information about perch use on farm is scarce. The present study highlights perching preferences at daytime and night-time in 19 laying hen flocks on 18 farms with symmetric (n=9) and asymmetric (n=10)...
Talking about animals : studies of young children visiting zoos, a museum and a farm.
| Contributor(s):: Susan Dale Tunnicliffe
Conversations of children, between the ages of three and twelve years, and their accompanying adults were recorded at animal exhibits during visits, organised either by the school or family, to a variety of zoos in England and the USA, and to the Natural History Museum, London. The animal...
Bonding practices between farmer and animals : a study in organic and conventional ovine farming systems from the south east of France
| Contributor(s):: Clara Hélène Gouy
Today animal welfare is at the centre of many societal interrogations and the place that farm animals hold in our society is under scrutiny. The human-animal relationship is acknowledged to be a major contributor to animal welfare; however, given the difficulty to assess this subjective bond,...
The Dingo in the Colonial Imagination
| Contributor(s):: Amanda Graham Stuart
This thesis is comprised of two parts: a Studio Research component with accompanying Exegesis (66%), and a Dissertation (33%). The Dissertation provides the historical theoretical component that informs the Studio Research and Exegesis, entitled The Dingo in the Colonial Imagination.This body...
Leadership linked to group composition in Highland cattle (Bos taurus): Implications for livestock management
| Contributor(s):: Sueur, Cédric, Kuntz, Cédric, Debergue, Elise, Keller, Blandine, Robic, Florian, Siegwalt-Baudin, Flora, Richer, Camille, Ramos, Amandine, Pelé, Marie
Animals kept for livestock or conservation form strong cohesive groups when foraging and moving, in the same way as their wild counterparts. Collective decision-making involves making compromises by consensus to maintain group cohesion and synchronisation. This type of consensus can be observed...
What stockperson behavior during weighing reveals about the relationship between humans and suckling beef cattle: A preliminary study
| Contributor(s):: Destrez, Alexandra, Haslin, Emmanuelle, Boivin, Xavier
The human-animal relationship is a key component of human and farm-animal welfare. Farm surveys, particularly for pig, dairy cattle and veal calf production, which include regular human contact, showed that animals may face aversive handling during daily work routines, which can significantly...
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Why Pain Is Still a Welfare Issue for Farm Animals, and How Facial Expression Could Be the Answer
| Contributor(s):: Krista Marie McLennan
Pain is a sensory and emotional experience that significantly affects animal welfare and has negative impacts on the economics of farming. Pain is often associated with common production diseases such as lameness and mastitis, as well as introduced to the animal through routine husbandry...