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  1. Bestiality: petting, "humane rape"sexual assault, and the enigma of sexual interactions between humans and non-human animals

    Contributor(s):: Ascione, F. R.

  2. Impact of human-animal interactions on health and productivity of farm animals

    Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H.

    While technical skills and knowledge are important attributes of the work performance of stockpeople, two other important but less well recognised characteristics of stockpeople are their attitude and behaviour towards farm animals. Research has shown that stockperson attitude can affect animal...

  3. Human factors influencing broiler welfare

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

    The sequential relationships between human and animal variables found in the livestock industries indicate that there is an excellent opportunity to target stockperson attitudes and behaviour in order to reduce limitations imposed by human-animal interactions on poultry welfare. Understanding...

  4. Effects of period, type and duration of handling on manageability, reactivity and learning ability of horses. (EAAP Publication No.122)

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Boivin, X., Bouissou, M. F.

    Manageability, reactivity and learning ability of horses are three essential characteristics for the rider-horse relationship. In comparison to routine handling, extra handling may reduce fear of humans and general reactivity and thereby improve manageability and learning ability in a variety of...

  5. Welfare implications of dairy calf and heifer rearing

    Contributor(s):: Lawrence, A. B., Dwyer, C. M., Jarvis, S., Roberts, D.

    In this chapter we have focused primarily on behavioural issues that emerge from current practices of calf rearing. We have used the perspective of behavioural development and existing knowledge from other species to emphasise that early events in the calf's life (early weaning and individual...