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Cover for Handling cattle raised in close association with people.

Cattle that are managed in close association with people are tame and may have no flight zone. They are either trained to lead with a lead rope or they are easily herded in small groups. These animals are accustomed to lots of human activity around them. Tame intact bulls that have been kept tied...

Author(s)
Ewbank, R.; Parker, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Working equids: the welfare of those worked to their limit.

This chapter discusses the working equids′ (horses, donkeys and mules) context; welfare consequences of working equids being pushed to their biological limits (access to food and water, shelter, management of disease and injuries, handling and management practices, behaviour, appropriate workloads...

Author(s)
Upjohn, M.; Wells, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The cattle industry of Belize: a brief history of research and development to the mid-1970s.

Belize, one of the sites of the collaborative IDRC/UWI-CSIRO research reported in this volume, is a small Central American country whose economy is little known compared with that of Australia, thus background information on its livestock industry is presented here to set the scene for the chapters ...

Author(s)
Lazier, J. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Practical methods for improving the welfare of horses, donkeys, mules, and other working draft animals in developing areas.

Both the welfare and working ability of horses and other draft animals can be improved greatly with simple interventions. In hot climates, horses can become dehydrated easily. Studies showed that 41-50% of working horses were dehydrated. During hot conditions, a horse should be offered 60 l/day...

Author(s)
Heleski, C. R.; McLean, A. K.; Swanson, J. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The welfare of horses, other equids and other draught animals.

This chapter discusses the housing, behaviour, health and welfare of horses, donkeys and other draught animals.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeds of cattle.

This chapter gives an overview on the different breeds of cattle (Bos taurus and B. indicus). Cattle breeds are presented and categorized according to utility and mode of origin. Classification and phylogeny of breeds are also discussed. Furthermore, a description of cattle breeds is provided.

Author(s)
Buchanan, D. S.; Lenstra, J. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling cattle raised in close association with people.

Cattle that are managed in close association with people are tame and may have no flight zone. They are either trained to lead with a lead rope or they are easily herded in small groups. These animals are accustomed to lots of human activity around them. Tame and intact bulls that have been kept...

Author(s)
Ewbank, R.; Parker, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Domestication of the dog.

This chapter discusses the evolution of the domestication process in dogs highlighting the different theories and research regarding the dog's behavior, interaction with humans, origin and genetics of the different breeds of dogs performing various functions aside from being pets.

Author(s)
Hedges, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644301)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tales about tails: is the mutilation of animals justifiable in their best interests or in ours?

Tail docking, involving surgical or non-surgical removal of a portion of the tail, is one of the most widely carried out and contentious mutilations inflicted by humans on animals. To differing extents, this procedure is carried out on farm livestock, draught animals and companion animals. The...

Author(s)
Edwards, S.; Bennett, P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642161)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mason's world encyclopedia of livestock breeds and breeding. Volume 1 and Volume 2.

This work contains chapters that describe the history, distribution, domestication, physical characteristics, physiology, breeding, uses and conservation of domestic and wild animals that have been used as livestock. The first volume includes asses, camelids, cattle, goats, horses and pigs. The...

Author(s)
Porter, V.; Alderson, L.; Hall, S. J. G.; Sponenberg, D. P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934668)
Type
Book

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