Examines the welfare of dairy cattle, refering to organic farming practices and the management of mastitis and lameness.
Examines how positive treatment towards dairy cows in the form of stroking can improve animal welfare and the human-animal bond.
Looks at three studies that have investigated the way in which cattle react to a variety of handling techniques.
Investigates the effects of different housing environments on behaviour, performance and health, and more specifically, the effect of housing on lying behaviour.
Looks at ways of improving the welfare of intensively farmed cattel. Two approaches are discussed: reducing heat stress and providing environmewntal enrichment.
Examines the probable effects that factors such as bedding material, floor friction and space allowance, may have on the resting behaviour and welfare of dairy cows.
Looks at studies that have attempted to improve animal welfare by evaluating the causes of stress in transported cattle, with the aim of improving standard practice.
Looks at ways of reducing the pain and stress of calf dehorning, a common husbandry practice.
Discusses methods of assessment for lameness in dairy cattle.
Discusses the assessment of fear in cattle, and its implications in animal welfare.