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Cover for Reinforcement and punishment.

The focus of this chapter will be on the concept of reinforcement and how it is different from punishment. It also includes more examples from wild animals under the management of humans. Horses and calves are also featured, and clicker training will be briefly described, as it is based on the...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Stress physiology of animals during transport.

The assessment of welfare cannot always be totally objective. What level of physiological stress is acceptable? How hungry or thirsty can an animal become before the condition is not acceptable? Degrees of hunger, dehydration and other stresses can be assessed with objective biochemical or other...

Author(s)
Vogel, K. D.; Romans, E. F. I.; Obiols, P. L.; Velarde, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dairy cattle handling, transport and well-being.

Dairy cattle are handled intensively, especially when compared to other livestock production systems. The task of milking involves daily human interaction in varied measures dependent upon parlour design. The relationship between the stockperson and the cow is important. Calm handling should be...

Author(s)
Baier, F.; Fulwider, W. K.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Today's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the two types of cattle production systems namely beef production and milk production. Topics under beef cattle farming focused on rangeland and cattle production, pastoral nomadism, suckled calf production, and finishing stored cattle, finising dairy cows, mixed...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Growth and milk production.

In this chapter the factors affecting the growth of calves and milk production in dairy cows were discussed.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare challenges: feedlot cattle.

The different aspects that affect the welfare of cattle in feedlots are described, including mud and manure, heat and cold stress, lameness, bovine respiratory disease (BRD), Mycoplasma bovis, liver abscesses, other internal lesions and preconditioning to prevent these health problems. Handling,...

Author(s)
Martin, M.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Frustration and boredom in impoverished environments.

Captivity often restricts animals' abilities to perform natural behaviour and explore novel stimuli. Here, we review how this constraint affects psychological welfare by preventing the meeting of motivations. One means by which this happens is through frustrating specific motivations pertaining to...

Author(s)
Mason, G. J.; Burn, C. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Housing and the environment for cattle.

This chapter describes the housing and environment for both beef and dairy cattle. It is established that different classes of cattle have different requirements for space, light and other resources and it is important that stock people understand the needs of animals within their care. Extremes of ...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal welfare protection in the face of shrinking public resource.

This chapter considers how animals can (and historically have been) protected with limited or even no public resource, and indeed with limited or no animal protection laws. Given emphasis are cruelty (a positive act to deliberately cause unnecessary suffering of an animal) and negligence (an action ...

Author(s)
Hepple, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transmission of cattle diseases and biosecurity in cattle farms.

An overview of the essential aspects of cattle health and specific practical biosecurity (internal and external) measures for dairy, beef and veal calf farms was highlighted in this chapter.

Author(s)
Sarrazin, S.; Damiaans, B.; Renault, V.; Saegerman, C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter

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