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  1. "HerdGPS-Preprocessor"-A Tool to Preprocess Herd Animal GPS Data; Applied to Evaluate Contact Structures in Loose-Housing Horses

    Contributor(s):: Salau, J., Hildebrandt, F., Czycholl, I., Krieter, J.

  2. Herd dynamics and distribution of zebu cows and calves (Bos indicus) are affected by state before, during and after calving

    Contributor(s):: Pérez-Torres, Libia, Averós, Xavier, Estevez, Inma, Rubio, Ivette, Corro, Manuel, Clemente, Neftalí, Orihuela, Agustín

    To investigate whether zebu (Bos indicus) cows organize in different social groups according to their physiological state, cow–cow and cow–calf distances were measured. A single herd of 31 multiparous cows around parturition was observed for 6 weeks. Through the evaluation period, animals were...

  3. Association patterns of visually-observed cattle on Montana, USA foothill rangelands

    Contributor(s):: Stephenson, Mitchell B., Bailey, Derek W., Jensen, Delyn

    Cattle on extensive rangelands typically graze in smaller groups rather than as one large herd. The objective of this study was to examine the strength of social associations among cattle in different sized herds. Associations among individual pairs of cows (i.e., dyads) on rangelands were...

  4. How do free-ranging domestic herbivores reduce competition within owner-determined herds?

    Contributor(s):: Kraai, Manqhai, Shrader, Adrian M.

    Group size and competition are key drivers of foraging behaviour in social animals. With seasonal changes in food quality and availability, comes changes in the type (scramble or interference) and degree of competition (aggression or none). One way that animals can deal with these variations is...

  5. Human/Farm Animal Relationships

    Contributor(s):: Jack L. Albright

    There are various combinations of human beings and farm animals. This paper attempts to evaluate those few studies of humans handling farm animals within a prescribed environment. Personality traits of dairy farmers and livestock people as determined by the Eysenck Personality Inventory (Eysenck...

  6. Human-animal interaction: productive impact on the dairy herd. CommunicationInteraccion humano-animal: impacto productivo en rodeos lecheros. Comunicacion

    Contributor(s):: Martinez, G. M., Suarez, V. H., Bertoni, E. A.

  7. Human-animal interaction: productive impact on the dairy herd. CommunicationInteraccion humano-animal: impacto productivo en rodeos lecheros. Comunicacion

    Contributor(s):: Martinez, G. M., Suarez, V. H., Bertoni, E. A.

  8. Politics, Policy, Profit and People: How They Help and Hinder Animal Welfare

    Contributor(s):: Jennifer Walker

    This information was presented the 2016 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference, organized by the PRO-DAIRY Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Softcover copies of the entire conference proceedings may be purchased at http:// or by...

  9. Introducing Livestock-Guarding Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Jay R. Lorenz

    Livestock-guarding dogs are one of a variety of tools that sheep and goat producers are finding effective for preventing livestock losses to predators. Guarding dogs are used alone or in combination with other controls to keep predators out of flocks and herds.

  10. Room to Roam: Using GPS to Determine the Effect of Exhibit Size and Herd Size on Zoo Elephant Movement

    Contributor(s):: Matthew Holdgate, Deborah A. Duffield, David J. Shepherdson

    Asian and African elephants (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta spp.) are particularly susceptible to welfare concerns in zoological institutions due to their high intelligence, complex social structures, and sheer size. Zoo elephants are also limited by the space available to them, and the resulting...

  11. Thinking with horses: troubles with subjects, objects, and diverse entities in Eastern Mongolia

    Contributor(s):: Irvine, R.

  12. Mutualistic interspecific communication: Development and maintenance in hobby sheep herding

    Contributor(s):: Kostan, Karen Marie

  13. Comparative study of trophic behaviour and herd structure in wild and feral goats living in a Mediterranean island: management implications

    Contributor(s):: Rivera-Sanchez, L., Cassinello Roldan, J., Baraza Ruiz, E., BartolomeFilella, J.

    The aim of this study was to compare the trophic behaviour and the social structure of Majorcan wild goats and feral goats present in the island of Majorca. The former are descendants of an ancestral goat ecotype introduced in the island in the late Neolithic, whereas feral goats come from...

  14. Both subject and object: herding in alienability and sentient property in prehistory

    Contributor(s):: Orton, David

  15. Maintaining or reinventing a relation to 'nature': religious practices and systems or representation in contemporary Chukchi society (Siberian Arctic)

    Contributor(s):: Vaté, Virginie

  16. Man-Animal Interaction Complex in Coat Herding of the Pastoral Turkana

    Contributor(s):: Itaru Otha

    The development mechanism of mutual interaction between man and domestic animals is examined in the goat herding of the Turkana, nomadic pastoralists living in northwestern Kenya. Behavior and inter-individuals relationships among the goats are studied. Comparison with non-managed, feral and wild...

  17. Individuation, the Mass and Farm Animals

    Contributor(s):: Buller, Henry

  18. Wildlife value orientations of rural Mongolians

    Contributor(s):: Kaczensky, Petra

    Mongolia provides an interesting example to study wildlife value orientations (WVOs), because of its long tradition as a society based on pastoral nomadism and the dramatic changes in the socioeconomic situation during the recent transition from socialism toward a market economy. In the summer of...

  19. Perception of the importance of human-animal interactions on cattle flow and worker safety on Minnesota dairy farms

    Contributor(s):: Sorge, U. S., Cherry, C., Bender, J. B.

    Proper cattle-handling techniques (stockmanship) are important to ensure calm animals and a safe work environment for dairy workers on farm. The objectives of this study were to (1) assess Minnesota dairy herd owners' attitudes toward stockmanship, its perceived importance for cow comfort and...

  20. The Birth of the Herd

    Contributor(s):: Mlekuz, D.

    One of the most significant contributions of archaeology to the studies of human-animal relations is the concept of the "domestication" of non-human animals. Domestication is often seen as a specific human-animal relation that explains the ways people and animals interact. However, I argue, that...