Discusses ways to improve the welfare of calves by increased human contact, in an age where opportunities for handling are being replaced by machanisation.
Examines the weaning process and how it affects the welfare of dairy calves.
Discusses recent developments in our knowledge of human-to-cattle positive tactile interactions and the overall implications of these findings for the welfare of dairy cows.
Examines management practices that may reduce the distressed caused during weaning in dairy calves.
Examines lameness caused by limb lesions in cattle, particularly of the hoof. Discusses ways of detecting lameness, which can be challenging as cattle tend to mask their pain.
Investigates different ideas for reducing heat stress in large production animals.
Animal Welfare Essay: Discusses recent developments in our understanding of pain in cattle, and overall implications for cattle welfare of recent findings
Animal Welfare Essay: Discusses three papers that investigate the welfare of freestall-housed Friesian cows on different types of flooring.
Animal Welfare Essay: Developments in welfare for beef cattle in abattoirs: post-lairage to slaughter
Animal welfare essay. Minimisation of pain in cattle castration with respect to method, age and pain relief.