Investigating the welfare, management and human-animal interactions of cattle in four Indonesian abattoirs
Contributor(s):: Doyle, R. E., Coleman, G. J., McGill, D. M., Reed, M., Ramdani, W., Hemsworth, P. H.
Lambs show changes in ear posture when experiencing pain
Contributor(s):: Guesgen, M. J., Beausoleil, N. J., Minot, E. O., Stewart, M., Stafford, K. J., Morel, P. C. H.
The evaluation of two commercial electric sheep stunning systems: current applied and the effect on heart function
Contributor(s):: Orford, F., Ford, E. A., Brown, S. N., McKinstry, J., Hadley, P. J., Lines, J. A., Knowles, T. G., Wotton, S. B.
The compatibility of modern slaughter techniques with halal slaughter: a review of the aspects of 'modern' slaughter methods that divide scholarly opinion within the Muslim community
Contributor(s):: Fuseini, A., Wotton, S. B., Hadley, P. J., Knowles, T. G.
Factors affecting the ability of sheep to rest during time in markets in Great Britain
Contributor(s):: Lambton, S. I., Brouwer, A., Knowles, T. G., Richards, G., Statham, P. T. E., Walton, J., Weeks, C. A.
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.
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.
Impact of maternal stress and nutrition on behavioural and physiological outcomes in young lambs
Contributor(s):: Rooke, J. A., Arnott, G., Dwyer, C. M., Rutherford, K. M. D.
The effect of electrical head-to-chest stunning on the EEG in sheep
Contributor(s):: Mason, A., Tolo, E., Hektoen, L., Haga, H. A.
Assessment of meat-type sheep welfare using animal-based measures
Contributor(s):: M'Hamdi, N., Darej, C., Attia, K., Guesmi, H., Znaidi, I. E. A., Bouraoui, R., M'Hamdi, H., Marzouki, L., Ayadi, M.
Prediction of vitality and survival of newborn lambs using a modified Apgar score
| Contributor(s):: Barreto, José Victor Pronievicz, Pertile, Simone Fernanda Nedel, Rego, Fabíola Cristine de Almeida, Patelli, Thais Helena Constantino, Nascimento, Sheila Tavares, Lorenzetti, Elis, da Cunha Filho, Luiz Fernando Coelho
The Apgar score is widely used for global evaluation of the neonate in a minimally invasive way, it assesses neonatal vitality through a range of scores on clinical signs of health and vitality, such as reflexes, respiration rate, and mucosal coloration. The neonatal period is fundamental for...
Small Ruminants: Farmers' Hope in a World Threatened by Water Scarcity
| 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...
Evaluation of Animal-Based Indicators to Be Used in a Welfare Assessment Protocol for Sheep
| Contributor(s):: Susan E. Richmond, Francoise Wemelsfelder, Ina Beltran de Heredia, Roberto Ruiz, Elisabetta Canali, Cathy M. Dwyer
Sheep are managed under a variety of different environments (continually outdoors, partially outdoors with seasonal or diurnal variation, continuously indoors) and for different purposes, which makes assessing welfare challenging. This diversity means that resource-based indicators are not...
The human-animal relationship in dairy animals
| 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...
Evaluation of the tri-axial accelerometer to identify and predict parturition-related activities of Debouillet ewes in an intensive setting
| Contributor(s):: Gurule, Sara C., Tobin, Colin T., Bailey, Derek W., Hernandez Gifford, Jennifer A.
Identifying and monitoring parturition of individual animals may help producers increase attentiveness, enabling early detection of dystocia during parturition. Parturition events are marked by subtle behavioral changes often difficult to detect by observation alone. The aim of this study was to...
Text Mining Analysis to Evaluate Stakeholders' Perception Regarding Welfare of Equines, Small Ruminants, and Turkeys
| Contributor(s):: Emanuela Dalla Costa, Vito Tranquillo, Francesca Dai, Michela Minero, Monica Battini, Silvana Mattiello, Sara Barbieri, Valentina Ferrante, Lorenzo Ferrari, Adroaldo Zanella, Elisabetta Canali
Welfare of animals significantly depends on how stakeholders perceive their needs and behave in a way to favor production systems that promote better welfare outcomes. This study aimed at investigating stakeholders’ perception of the welfare of equines, small ruminants, and turkeys using...
Duration of phase II of labour negatively affects maternal behaviour and lamb viability in wool-type primiparous ewes under extensive rearing
| Contributor(s):: Regueiro, Mariel, López-Mazz, Carlos, Jorge-Smeding, Ezequiel, Baldi, Fernando, Banchero, Georgget
This study determined to what extent the duration of labour phase II under extensive rearing would affect lamb viability and maternal behaviour in primiparous (P) single-bearing Corriedale ewes (n = 63). Multiparous (M) ewes (n = 116) were used as control category, reared under the same...
Behavioural reactivity of two lines of South African Merino sheep divergently selected for reproductive potential
| Contributor(s):: Bonato, Maud, Cloete, J. J. E., Kruger, A. C. M., Cloete, Schalk W. P.
Qualitative behavioural assessment of pain in castrated lambs
| Contributor(s):: Masłowska, Katarzyna, Mizzoni, Fabiana, Dwyer, Cathy M., Wemelsfelder, Francoise
This study investigates for the first time the application of Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA) to the analysis of acute pain expression in castrated lambs. Eighty 2-day-old male lambs were allocated to one of 4 groups (n = 20 per treatment): handled only (control, C), rubber ring...
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...