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The impact of fetching at night on milking parlour visitation for pasture-based dairy cattle
Contributor(s):: Wildridge, Ashleigh M., Thomson, Peter C., Garcia, Sergio C., Jongman, Ellen C., Clark, Cameron E. F., Kerrisk, Kendra L.
In most pasture-based automatic milking systems (AMS), three-way grazing (3WG) is utilised and cows that remain in a given paddock are fetched or encouraged to the milking facility (each paddock is cleared once per day). Fetching is ideally undertaken within 15 h of the opening of each pasture...
The behaviour of housed dairy cattle with and without pasture access: A review
Contributor(s):: Charlton, Gemma L., Rutter, S. Mark
With more dairy cows being housed indoors, for at least part of the year, it is important to understand how housing impacts on ‘normal behaviour’ and the implications for cow welfare. For cows on pasture, nutritional requirements and climatic conditions are the major concerns, whilst indoor...
The use of the technology in equitation science: A panacea or abductive science?
Contributor(s):: Randle, Hayley, Steenbergen, Menke, Roberts, Kirsty, Hemmings, Andrew
Equitation encompasses a range of activities in which horses interact closely with humans. The need to ensure both horse management and equitation practice is ethical and sustainable is becoming emphasized globally. Robust and rigorous measurement is critical to objective assessment of practice....
Automated real-time stress monitoring of police horses using wearable technology
Contributor(s):: Norton, Tomas, Piette, Deborah, Exadaktylos, Vasileios, Berckmans, Daniel
Mounted police horses and riders are repeatedly subjected to demanding and stressful situations. Intensive selection and training of police horses is required to ensure performance, safety and welfare of the horses and their riders. At the mounted police in Brussels, Belgium, the selection of...
Virtual fencing of cattle using an automated collar in a feed attractant trial
Contributor(s):: Campbell, Dana L. M., Lea, Jim M., Haynes, Sally J., Farrer, William J., Leigh-Lancaster, Christopher J., Lee, Caroline
Managing grazing cattle can be challenging in environmentally-sensitive areas or when there is limited contact with and control over the animals. Virtual fences - barriers without a physical barrier represent the potential for animal guidance in locations where physical fences may be unfeasible....
Accessibility of Assistive Technologies as a Factor in the Successful Realization of the Labor Potential of Persons with Disabilities: Russia’s Experience
Contributor(s):: Aleksandrova, Olga, Nenakhova, Yulia
Tu gato se ha hecho gamer | Patricia Pons | TEDxCiutatVellaDeValencia
| Contributor(s):: Patricia Pons
¿Alguna vez has visto a un gato o a un mono jugar con un iPad? Es sorprendente, porque estos dispositivos no están hechos para animales. Pero... ¿qué pasaría si lo estuviesen? Patricia Pons nos cuenta cómo los investigadores en Animal Computer...
Exploring the borders between human and non-human animals | Alan Hook | TEDxBallybofey
| Contributor(s):: Alan Hook
What is it like to be a horse? - Reflecting on philosopher Thomas Nagel’s essay What Is It Like To Be A Bat? Alan Hook, Associate Head of School for Ulster Universities’ School of Communication and Media will discuss some of his latest research into the benefits and limitations of...
Horseback riding therapy for a deafblind individual enabled by a haptic interface
| Contributor(s):: Ogrinc, M., Farkhatdinov, I., Walker, R., Burdet, E.
The anthropology of traps: Concrete technologies and theoretical interfaces
| Contributor(s):: Corsín Jiménez, Alberto, Nahum-Claudel, Chloe
Technology for Bonding in Human-Animal Interaction
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Heli Väätäjä, Päivi Majaranta, Heini Törnqvist, Veikko Surakka, Oskar Juhlin, Clara Mancini
This workshop focuses on the use and influence of technology on human-animal bonding, and how to facilitate them with technology. We explore the elements and characteristics of human-animal bonding, and how technology is connected to emotions and bonding between the human and the animal. We are...
Performativity and a microbe: Exploring Mycobacterium bovis and the political ecologies of bovine tuberculosis
| Contributor(s):: Robinson, Philip A.