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  1. Animal welfare: Proceedings of the Animal Welfare Sessions, 24th World Veterinary Congress, Rio de Janeiro, 1991

    Probably as a sign of the times, the World Veterinary Association's Animal Welfare Committee has published its conference proceedings for the first time. The papers cover the topic from most angles: ethology, legislation, laboratory animal welfare, transport of animals, public policy, human and...

  2. Human-cow interactions: production effects

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

    Behaviour of cows towards herdsmen is reviewed, with reference to fear memory formation; place-specific fear; introducing heifers to the milking parlour; effect of veterinary treatment; memory; locking of stanchions and stress.

  3. The influence of the human-animal relationship on the productivity and welfare of the pig

    Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L., Cronin, G. M.

    The effects of "unpleasant", control (minimal contact with humans), and "pleasant" handling of boars and gilts from 11 wk of age were studied. Boars in the pleasant handling group attained a fully coordinated mating response at an earlier age and had larger testes at 160 days of age than those in...

  4. Stress in human-animal relationships and its manifestations in practice

    Contributor(s):: Mills, D. S.

  5. Unlocking the secrets of the feline psyche to relate better to cats and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Rodan, I.

  6. Evaluation of the relationship between milkers and dairy cows and its effect on animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Salaberry, X., Huertas, S., Cesar, D., Piaggio, L., Gil, A.

    Animal fear towards people can be very stressful, making animal handling difficult and dangerous. The way animals are handled, absence of food, milking parlour conditions and presence of human beings constitute a special stimulus to the animal. If it is positive, fear diminishes and the capacity...