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Cover for Behavioural principles of sheep handling.

Sheep handling, behaviour during handling and the stressfulness of different handling procedures are reviewed. There are both individual and breed differences in responses to isolation from other sheep. Isolation is also highly stressful for sheep which, as a species, have intense following and...

Author(s)
Hutson, G. D.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mental health issues in farm animals: a music mixing board model of behavioral characteristics using the Panksepp emotional system.

In this chapter, the author discussed the Panksepp basic emotional systems and suggests based on studies that it is the best way to explain the many conflicting results in scientific studies of farm animal temperament. From the different studies he presented he then concludes that the Jaak Panksepp ...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effects of both genetics and previous experience on livestock behaviour, handling and temperament.

Both genetics and previous experiences with handling will have an effect on the behaviour of cattle, sheep, pigs and other livestock. Cattle that become agitated in squeeze chutes or run out quickly (exit speed) have lower productivity and higher physiological measures of stress. There are...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare of transported animals: welfare assessment and factors affecting welfare.

All farmed animals are regarded as sentient beings, so their welfare is a matter of much public concern. Positive and negative aspects of the welfare of animals during transport should be assessed using a range of behavioural, physiological and carcass-quality measures. Health is an important part...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal well-being and behavioral needs on the farm.

Many scientists agree that health and productivity are not the only factors for determining whether or not an animal has good welfare. There is increasing emphasis on assessing the emotional or affective state of the animal. Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist, has identified the core emotional system, ...

Author(s)
Edwards-Callaway, L. N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Why are behavioral needs important?

The performance of some aspects of natural behavior is important even for domesticated animals, and understanding their behavioral biology is necessary for ensuring their welfare. Some natural behaviors are more important to the animals than others, and when those "behavioral needs" are not...

Author(s)
Widowski, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter