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  1. Negative attitudes of Danish dairy farmers to their livestock correlates negatively with animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Andreasen, S. N., Sandoe, P., Waiblinger, S., Forkman, B.

  2. Gender and job characteristics of slaughter industry personnel influence their attitudes to animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Wigham, E. E., Grist, A., Mullan, S., Wotton, S., Butterworth, A.

  3. Kangaroo harvesters and the euthanasia of orphaned young-at-foot: applying the theory of planned behaviour to an animal welfare issue

    Contributor(s):: Sharp, T. M., McLeod, S. R.

  4. Attitudes of beef producers to disbudding and perception of pain in cattle

    Contributor(s):: Wikman, I., Hokkanen, A. H., Pastell, M., Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Hanninen, L.

  5. 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.

  6. Zoo Animal Welfare: The Human Dimension

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    | Contributor(s):: Cole, Justine, Fraser, David

    Standards and policies intended to safeguard nonhuman animal welfare, whether in zoos, farms, or laboratories, have tended to emphasize features of the physical environment. However, research has now made it clear that very different welfare outcomes are commonly seen in facilities using...

  7. Using qualitative behaviour assessment to explore the link between stockperson behaviour and dairy calf behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Ellingsen, Kristian, Coleman, Grahame J., Lund, Vonne, Mejdell, Cecilie M.

    Dairy farming usually implies close and frequent contact between the stockperson and the animals. A good human–animal relationship (HAR) is therefore essential for good animal welfare. To fully understand the quality of the HAR both the stockperson behaviour and the animals’ reaction to the...

  8. Cattle behaviours and stockperson actions related to impaired animal welfare at Swedish slaughter plants

    | Contributor(s):: Hultgren, Jan, Wiberg, Sofia, Berg, Charlotte, Cvek, Katarina, Lunner Kolstrup, Christina

    At a slaughter plant, cattle are sometimes exposed to rough handling which may reduce animal welfare (AW). In an observational study at four Swedish commercial slaughter plants, AW-related behaviours of cattle and actions of abattoir stockpersons handling the same animals were recorded...

  9. Zoo Animal Welfare: The Human Dimension

    | Contributor(s):: Cole, J., Fraser, D.

  10. Relationships between handling, behaviour and stress in lambs at abattoirs

    | Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Rice, M., Borg, S., Edwards, L. E., Ponnampalam, E. N., Coleman, G. J.

  11. Behavioural response to humans and the productivity of commercial dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Breuer, K., Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L., Matthews, L. R., Coleman, G. J.

    This study examined the relationships between the attitude and the behaviour of the stock-person towards cows and the behavioural response to humans and the milk yield of cows at 31 commercial dairy farms over 1 lactation. The attitude of the stock-person was measured on the basis of the...

  12. Human-animal relationship: stockmanship and housing in organic livestock systems

    | Contributor(s):: M. Hovi (editor), M. Bouihol (editor)

    The theme of the 3rd NAHWOA Workshop was "Human-animal relationship: stockmanship and housing in organic livestock systems". The stockperson's ability to understand livestock and to respond to the needs of the domesticated animals is probably the most important building block of animal health and...

  13. The behaviour of the pigstockman and its influence on pig performance and behaviour - a review

    | Contributor(s):: Seabrook, M. F.

  14. Evaluation of routine rearing work for human-animal interactions in commercial dairy farm

    | Contributor(s):: Morita, S., Uetake, K., Shimizu, S., Yayou, K., Kume, S., Tanaka, T., Hoshiba, S.

    The objectives of this study was to classify the routine rearing work based on a stockperson's working position and to examine the relationship between the working time for animals and the reaction of animals in a commercial dairy farm. The observation of working time was conducted in four...

  15. Hand-feeding and gentling influence early-weaned lambs' attachment responses to their stockperson

    | Contributor(s):: Boivin, X., Tournadre, H., Neindre, P. le

    45 ewe lambs were artificially reared from multinippled buckets in groups of 3. All the lambs were trained by a stockperson (S1) to suck from the bucket (4.4+or-0.3 sessions of 3 min per animal for the first 2 days of life). Subsequently, 15 lambs received no further human contact (T0). 15 other...

  16. Relationships between human-animal interactions and productivity of commercial dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J., Barnett, J. L., Borg, S.

    This study examined the relationships between a number of stockperson and cow variables at 66 commercial dairy farms in Victoria, Australia over a 2-year period (1995-1997). Variables such as the attitudes and behaviour of stockpeople toward their cows and the behavioural response to humans and...

  17. Location of handling and dairy cows' responses to people

    | Contributor(s):: Rushen, J., Munksgaard, L., Passille, A. M. B. de, Jensen, M. B., Thodberg, K.

    Cows sometimes do not generalize a learned aversion to a handler from one location to another. In experiment 1, a study was carried out to examined whether cows (n = 24) could learn to avoid handlers in one location but approach them in another. Each cow was treated 7 times, in their home stall...

  18. Improving the attitude and behaviour of stockpersons towards pigs and the consequences on the behaviour and reproductive performance of commercial pigs

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

    A total of 35 commercial farms were selected for study on the basis of their suitability; 25 of them completed this 2 year study (13 modification and 12 control). The effectiveness of the intervention programme was assessed by monitoring the changes in the attitude and behaviour profiles of...

  19. Beef calves react differently to different handlers according to the test situation and their previous interactions with their caretaker

    | Contributor(s):: Boivin, X., Garel, J. P., Mante, A., Neindre, P. le

    From birth, 24 beef calves received either minimal or extensive contact with 1 experimenter and were observed in 3 tests between 3 and 4 months of age. In the first test, the calves observed with the familiar motionless experimenter spent less time away from a feeding bucket (5.6+or-4.0 s) than...

  20. Is gentling by people rewarding for beef calves?

    | Contributor(s):: Boivin, X., Garel, J. P., Durier, C., Neindre, P. le

    The perception to petting and brushing (gentling) by man was investigated in 41 beef calves reared with twice daily sucklings under human control. At 1.5 months, they were allocated to one of three treatments. For 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 2 weeks they were socially isolated (treatment...