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  1. Welfare Assessment of 30 Dairy Goat Farms in the Midwestern United States

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    | Contributor(s):: Melissa N. Hempstead, Taylor M. Lindquist, Jan K. Shearer, Leslie C. Shearer, Vanessa M. Cave, Paul J. Plummer

    Dairy goat animal welfare assessment protocols have been developed and conducted in Europe and the United Kingdom for dairy goats; however, there are no published reports of large-scale welfare assessment for dairy goats on farms in the Midwestern United States (US). Therefore, the objective...

  2. The relationships between attitudes, personal characteristics and behaviour of stockpeople on dairy goat farms

    | Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Waiblinger, S.

  3. Goats are able to adapt to virtual fencing; A field study in commercial goat herds on Norwegian farms

    | Contributor(s):: Eftang, Silje, Vas, Judit, Holand, Øystein, Bøe, Knut Egil

  4. Goats distinguish between positive and negative emotion-linked vocalisations

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    | Contributor(s):: Luigi Baciadonna, Elodie F. Briefer, Livio Favaro, Alan G. McElligott

    Background Evidence from humans suggests that the expression of emotions can regulate social interactions and promote coordination within a group. Despite its evolutionary importance, social communication of emotions in non-human animals is still not well understood. Here, we combine...

  5. Humans and Goats: Improving Knowledge for a Better Relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Celozzi, Stefania, Battini, Monica, Prato-Previde, Emanuela, Mattiello, Silvana

    There is consensus that the quality of the human–animal relationship (HAR) is relevant to guarantee appropriate levels of animal welfare. Given the impact that HAR may have on both goats and human beings, the aim of the present review is to elucidate: (1) how humans and goats communicate;...

  6. Occurrence of suspected zoophilia in veterinary clinical care in Marilia/SP in 2018-2019: veiled and neglected animal abuseOcorrencia de suspeitas de zoofilia no atendimento clinico medico-veterinario em Marilia/SP no periodo de 2018-2019: maus-trato

    | Contributor(s):: Polegato, E. P. dos S., Teixeira, I. B., Angeli, M. V., Paie, J. P.

  7. Feasibility and reliability of the AWIN welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats in semi-extensive farming conditions

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    | 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...

  8. Dairy goat welfare in semi-intensive production systems and drought conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Larrondo, C., Leiva, J., de la Cruz-Cruz, L.

  9. Leptospira Seropositivity in Humans, Livestock and Wild Animals in a Semi-Arid Area of Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Mgode, Georgies F., Mhamphi, Ginethon G., Massawe, Apia W., Machang'u, Robert S.

  10. Goat kids are not small calves: Species comparisons in relation to disbudding

    | Contributor(s):: Hempstead, M. N., Waas, J. R., Stewart, M., Sutherland, M. A.

  11. Evaluation of the efficacy of a non-penetrating captive bolt to euthanase neonatal goats up to 48 hours of age

    | Contributor(s):: Sutherland, M. A., Watson, T. J., Johnson, C. B., Millman, S. T.

  12. Inter-observer reliability of Qualitative Behavioural Assessments (QBA) of housed sheep in Norway using fixed lists of descriptors

    | Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Stubsjoen, S. M.

  13. Validation of scan sampling techniques for behavioural observations of pastured lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Pullin, A. N., Pairis-Garcia, M. D., Campler, M. R., Proudfoot, K. L.

  14. Technical contribution: evaluation of the efficacy of a non-penetrating captive bolt to euthanase dairy goat kids up to 30 days of age

    | Contributor(s):: Sutherland, M. A., Watson, T. J., Millman, S. T.

  15. Goat Yoga: Preliminary Implications for Health, Agriculture, and 4-H

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    | Contributor(s):: Laura E. Balis, Chance Marshall, Alix Malcolm, Samantha M. Hardin

    Goat yoga, an event that combines yoga and interactions with goats, may serve as a cross-initiative program that can promote both health and agriculture. This article describes the potential impact of goat yoga and the results of a pilot program. Adult attendees of the pilot event completed a...

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

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

  17. Small Ruminants: Farmers' Hope in a World Threatened by Water Scarcity

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    | Contributor(s):: Oluwakamisi F. Akinmoladun, Voster Muchenje, Fabian N. Fon, Conference T. Mpendulo

    The availability and sustainability of suitable and good quality drinking water is a global concern. Such uncertainties threaten livestock production with an attendant ripple effect on food security. Small ruminants, including sheep and goats, appear to be promising to smallholder farmers in...

  18. Philly Goat Project

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    PGP was created by Karen Krivit and Lily Sage in 2018. Karen is a clinical social worker with 30 year of experience in working with families and individuals challenged with disabilities and trauma. Lily is a funeral director and artist who is passionate about the confluence of sustainable...

  19. 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...

  20. Goats in Schools: Parental Attitudes and Perceived Benefits

    | Contributor(s):: Loyd, Destiny D., King, Elizabeth G., Thompson, Jennifer J.