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Maternal and social isolation have been shown to have detrimental effects on behaviour that persist into adulthood in a range of species. In the UK, dairy calves are separated from their dam almost immediately, and 60% are individually reared during their first weeks of life. The cost of rearing...

Author(s)
Bolt, S. L.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Livestock, 2018, 23, 1, pp 22-26
Abstract

The event of giving birth is an essential part of animal production. In dairy cattle production, there are substantial economical and welfare-related challenges arising around the time of parturition, and hence increased focus on efficient management of the calving cow. Drawing on the research...

Author(s)
Rørvang, M. V.; Nielsen, B. L.; Herskin, M. S.; Jensen, M. B.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, March, pp 45
Abstract

A selection for behavioural traits has been practised since man tamed the aurochs. Compared with other areas of breeding (evaluation and selection with regard to milk yield traits, conformation traits etc.), however, only relatively little work is done on behavioural genetics in cattle. The reason...

Author(s)
Brade, W.; Brade, E.
Publisher
Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Bonn, Germany
Citation
Berichte über Landwirtschaft, 2017, 95, 1, pp unpaginated
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This work describes the current knowledge and additional needed information in the nutrition, growth, health, medical procedures, environmental and housing conditions, social interactions, transport, handling and slaughter of beef cattle in order to meet welfare requirements.

Author(s)
Tucker, C.; Coetzee, H.; Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K.; Stookey, J.; Grandin, T.
Publisher
National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Centennial, USA
Citation
Beef cattle welfare in the United States: identification of key gaps in knowledge and priorities for further research, 2014, pp 28 pp.
Abstract

In cattle, both males and females of horned breeds have permanent horns which are directly connected with the frontal sinuses of the skull and are growing during their entire life. To date a large proportion of cattle is disbudded or dehorned, or increasingly bred for polledness. This review...

Author(s)
Knierim, U.; Irrgang, N.; Roth, B. A.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2015, 179, pp 29-37
Abstract

The periparturient period, typically defined as the period immediately before and after calving, is a challenging time for dairy cattle that must cope with physiological, metabolic and endocrine changes, as well as a variety of environmental and management-related stressors. These challenges likely ...

Author(s)
Sepúlveda-Varas, P.; Huzzey, J. M.; Weary, D. M.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2013, 53, 9, pp 988-999
Abstract

This review deals with the behaviour of river buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis), in confinement and in extensive conditions, also focusing on the effects of different housing and rearing conditions on their welfare. The behavioural repertoire expressed by buffaloes in extensive and intensive conditions...

Author(s)
Napolitano, F.; Pacelli, C.; Grasso, F.; Braghieri, A.; Rosa, G. de
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2013, 7, 10, pp 1704-1713
Abstract

Most of the research on animal welfare has focused on the negative aspects of the matter including an array of stress categories, whereas little has been done about the positive states of well being. The present study aims to describe indicators of positive animal welfare suitable for on-farm...

Author(s)
Napolitano, F.; Knierim, U.; Grasso, F.; Rosa, G. de
Publisher
Edizioni Avenue Media, Bologna, Italy
Citation
Italian Journal of Animal Science, 2009, 8, Supplement 1, pp 355-365
Abstract

This special issue includes review papers as well as research papers dealing with many aspects of early weaning. The first five review papers include descriptions of theories and mechanisms behind social attachment and separation, progress of natural weaning process, responses to early weaning and...

Author(s)
Dybkjær, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 110, 1/2, pp 1-215
Abstract

This chapter reviews key issues in understanding public perceptions and behaviours toward the bovine spongiform encephalopathy/Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease crisis in UK, Germany, Italy and Finland, how they are constructed and influenced by beliefs and social interactions, and how they are affected by ...

Author(s)
Dowler, E.; Green, J.; Bauer, M.; Gasperoni, G.
Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Health, hazards and public debate: lessons for risk communication from the BSE/CJD saga, 2006, pp 39-60

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