Impact of enhanced compared to restricted milk feeding on the behaviour and health of organic dairy calves
Contributor(s):: Ivemeyer, Silvia, Preußer, Johanna, Haager, Daniela, Simantke, Christel, Waldherr, Prisca, Kull, Kristina, Utz, Gesa, Knierim, Ute, Winckler, Christoph
Timely Euthanasia in the United States Dairy Industry–Challenges and a Path Forward
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer B. Walker, I. Noa Roman-Muniz, Lily N Edwards-Callaway
Euthanasia is a valuable management tool utilized on dairies to end the suffering of sick or debilitated cows. Euthanasia should be implemented if an animal’s pain cannot be adequately alleviated and if there is a limited chance of recovery. To be humane, euthanasia should be quick,...
Studies on existing health care management practices adopted by farmers in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh
| Contributor(s):: Vandana, Bhagat, Shraddha, Nety, Upasana, Verma, Kiran, Kashyap, Seema, Kriplani, Swarnalata, Bara
The present study was undertaken purposively to ascertain the health care and scientific dairy husbandry practices adopted by the dairy owners in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh. A total of 150 respondents were randomly selected from 10 villages of block and district Surajpur and interviewed...
Resource, Collaborator, or Individual Cow? Applying Q Methodology to Investigate Austrian Farmers' Viewpoints on Motivational Aspects of Improving Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Lorenz Maurer, Josef Schenkenfelder, Christoph Winckler
One keystone to successful welfare improvement endeavors is a respected cooperation between farmer and advisor (e.g., veterinarian), which requires a thorough understanding of what motivates farmer behavior. In this respect, Q methodology offers a promising approach in investigating individual...
A Review of Welfare Indicators of Indoor-Housed Dairy Cow as a Basis for Integrated Automatic Welfare Assessment Systems
| Contributor(s):: Lisette M.C. Leliveld, Giorgio Provolo
For on-farm welfare assessment many automatic methods have been developed to detect indicators of reduced welfare. However, there is still a need to integrate data from single sources to obtain a complete picture of the welfare of an animal. This review offers a basis for developing integrated...
Associations between dairy herds' qualitative behavior and aspects of herd health, stockperson and farm factors-a cross-sectional exploration
| Contributor(s):: Ebinghaus, A., Matull, K., Knierim, U., Ivemeyer, S.
The affective state is an integrated aspect of farm animal welfare, which is understood as the animals' perception of their living environment and of their internal biological functioning. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore animal-internal and external factors potentially...
Feasibility and reliability of the AWIN welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats in semi-extensive farming conditions
| Contributor(s):: Battini, M., Renna, M., Giammarino, M., Battaglini, L., Mattiello, S.
The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and reliability of the Animal Welfare Indicators (AWIN) protocol for welfare assessment of dairy goats when applied to semi-extensive farming conditions. We recruited 13 farms located in the NW Italian Alps where three assessors individually and...
Social hierarchy influences dairy cows’ use of shade in a silvopastoral system under intensive rotational grazing
| Contributor(s):: Deniz, Matheus, de Sousa, Karolini Tenffen, Moro, Matheus Fernando, Vale, Marcos Martinez do, Dittrich, João Ricardo, Machado Filho, Luiz Carlos Pinheiro, Hötzel, Maria José
Development of a welfare assessment protocol for dairy calves from birth through to weaning
| Contributor(s):: Barry, J., Kennedy, E., Sayers, R., de Boer, I. J. M., Bokkers, E. A. M.
On-farm testing of dairy calves' avoidance response to human approach: Effects of sex, age and test order
| Contributor(s):: Ellingsen-Dalskau, K., Dean, K. R., Rousing, T.
Goat kids are not small calves: Species comparisons in relation to disbudding
| Contributor(s):: Hempstead, M. N., Waas, J. R., Stewart, M., Sutherland, M. A.
The effects of feeding space on the behavioural responses of cattle during rest periods offered as part of long-distance transportation
| Contributor(s):: Ross, M., Widowski, T. M., Haley, D. B.
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.
Study investigating the attitudes and opinions of cattle farmers and veterinarians in the UK on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for post-disbudding analgesia of calves
| Contributor(s):: Hambleton, S. Y. N., Gibson, T. J.
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.
A conceptual model of the human-animal relationships dynamics during newborn handling on cow-calf operation farms
| Contributor(s):: Costa, F. de O., Valente, T. S., Toledo, L. M. de, Ambrosio, L. A., Campo, M. del, Costa, M. J. R. P. da
On-farm testing of dairy calves' avoidance response to human approach effects of sex, age and test order
| Contributor(s):: Ellingsen-Dalsjau, K., Dean, K. R., Rousing, T.
Understanding Cows' Emotions on Farm: Are Eye White and Ear Posture Reliable Indicators?
| Contributor(s):: Monica Battini, Anna Agostini, Silvana Mattiello
Understanding the emotions of dairy cows is primarily important in enhancing the level of welfare and provide a better life on farm. This study explored whether eye white and ear posture can reliably contribute to interpret valence and arousal of emotions in dairy cows. The research was...
Methodology for experimental and observational animal studies in cow-calf contact systems
| Contributor(s):: Oliveira, D. de, Barth, K., Haskell, M. J., Hillmann, E., Jensen, M. B., Johnsen, J. F., Mejdell, C., Waiblinger, S., Ferneborg, S.
In this Research Reflection we describe a common standpoint on suitable methodology for controlled and observational studies in cow-calf contact systems in dairy production. Different methods to assess behaviour, health and production in cow-calf contact systems are outlined. Knowledge and...
Effects of physical enrichment items and social housing on calves’ growth, behaviour and response to novelty
| Contributor(s):: Zhang, Chenyu, Juniper, Darren T., Meagher, Rebecca K.