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  1. 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.

  2. The Design and Construction of Facilities for Handling Cattle

    Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    The cattle handling facilities described in this paper are recommended for use with extensively raised cattle which have a large flight zone and are not completely tame.  This paper contains diagrams and designs for corrals, yards, sorting (drafting), handling and loading trucks....

  3. The Welfare of pigs during Transport and Slaughter

    Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    To maintain a high standard of animal welfare during the transportation and slaughter of pigs requires both the proper equipment and supervision of employees. The use of numerical scoring of handling and stunning can help maintain high standards because it will enable management to determine...

  4. Human-livestock Relations in the Early Bronze Age of the Southern Levant

    Contributor(s):: Adam Allentuck

    This dissertation is concerned with the nature of human-animal relations in the context of southern Levantine village life in the Early Bronze Age. While scholars have devoted considerable effort to exploring the human exploitation of animals as an economic pursuit, investigating the human...

  5. Traveling third class: regulating the transport of farm animals in Canada

    Contributor(s):: Michelle Nelson-Barrett

    This thesis explores the ways that stakeholder's in the animal industries attempt to guide animal welfare policy outcomes, based on the case study of the debate currently taking place in Canada around proposed amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, which governs humane transport....

  6. Are domestic pigs ( Sus scrofa domestica) able to use complex human-given cues to find a hidden reward?

    Contributor(s):: Nawroth, C., Ebersbach, M., Borell, E. von

    Understanding human-animal interactions in livestock production systems is crucial for improving animal welfare. It is therefore of general interest to investigate how livestock animals obtain information from humans. By using an object-choice paradigm, we investigated whether domestic pigs ( Sus...

  7. Living with the beast: wolves and humans through Portuguese literature

    Contributor(s):: Lopes-Fernandes, M., Soares, F., Frazao-Moreira, A., Queiroz, A. I.

    This paper explores representations of wolves in Portuguese literature using an anthropological framework to analyze perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. From a literary corpus compilation, 262 excerpts from 68 works that made reference to wolves were classified by grid analysis into...

  8. Keeper-animal interactions: differences between the behaviour of zoo animals affect stockmanship

    Contributor(s):: Ward, S. J., Melfi, V.

    Stockmanship is a term used to describe the management of animals with a good stockperson someone who does this in a in a safe, effective, and low-stress manner for both the stock-keeper and animals involved. Although impacts of unfamiliar zoo visitors on animal behaviour have been extensively...

  9. Development of a facial expression scale using footrot and mastitis as models of pain in sheep

    Contributor(s):: McLennan, K. M., Rebelo, C. J. B., Corke, M. J., Holmes, M. A., Leach, M. C., Constantino-Casas, F.

    Management of pain in sheep is limited by the challenges of recognising and accurately quantifying pain in this species. The use of facial expression scoring to assess pain is a well-utilised, practical tool in both humans and non-human animals. The objective of this study was to develop a...

  10. A modeling approach for estimating seasonal dietary preferences of goats in a Mediterranean Quercus frainetto-Juniperus oxycedrus woodland

    Contributor(s):: Manousidis, T., Malesios, C., Kyriazopoulos, A. P., Parissi, Z. M., Abraham, E. M., Abas, Z.

    Goats are characterized as selective feeders due to their specific feeding behavior, thus the study of their seasonal preferences in a Mediterranean oak-juniper ecosystem is of great interest. The current research was conducted in an open oak forest in Megalo Dereio region, northeastern Greece...

  11. Impacts of shade on physiological and behavioural pattern of Dehong buffalo calves under high temperature

    Contributor(s):: Gu, ZhaoBing, Yang, ShuLi, Leng, Jing, Xu, ShaoHong, Tang, ShouKun, Liu, ChuanBin, Gao, YaJun, Mao, HuaMing

    Shade shelter is widely used to reduce heat load for farm animals, but little research focus on the cooling effects for Dehong buffalo calves. The aim of this experiment was to evaluate the impacts of shade cooling on the physiological and behavioural parameters for Dehong buffalo calves. Shade...

  12. Validation of HOBO Pendant data loggers for automated step detection in two age classes of male turkeys: growers and finishers

    Contributor(s):: Dalton, H. A., Wood, B. J., Dickey, J. P., Torrey, S.

    Activity levels can be used as a predictor of health status, physical condition, feed efficiency, and coping style in animals. Small, portable data loggers have been validated as an inexpensive and effective alternative to video or live observation for automated activity detection in several...

  13. Human-domestic animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M., Fraser, A. F.

  14. Human-domestic animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M., Fraser, A. F.

  15. Jun 22 2016

    4th OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education

    Strengthening Veterinary Education worldwide is a key to the sustainable improvement of public and private sector components of Veterinary Services (VS), the quality of which is a global public...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/450

  16. Characteristics and distribution of livestock losses caused by wild carnivores in Maasai Steppe of northern Tanzania

    Contributor(s):: Mponzi, Batistino P., Lepczyk, Christopher A., Kissui, Bernard M.

  17. Farmers' perceptions of the impacts of human- wildlife conflict on their livelihood and natural resource management efforts in Cheha Woreda of Guraghe Zone, Ethiopia

    Contributor(s):: Mojo, Dagne, Rothschuh, Jessica, Alebachew, Mehari

  18. Scarred for life: the other side of the fence debate

    Contributor(s):: Jones, Paul F.

  19. Vitals rates and seasonal movements of two isolated greater sage-grouse populations in Utah's West Desert

    Contributor(s):: Robinson, Jason D., Messmer, Terry A.

  20. Potential role of wildlife in pathogenic contamination of fresh produce

    Contributor(s):: Langholz, Jeff A., Jay-Russell, Michele T.