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Phillips, Clive

Cattle Behaviour and Welfare

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Cattle are one of our major domesticated animals, a higher mammal with complex mental and physical needs. The benefit of a knowledge of cattle behaviour means veterinarians and stockpeople can recognise abnormal behaviour signs for disease diagnosis and indication of an inadequate environment.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface vii
Introduction to cattle welfare
1(9)
Definition and measurement
Determining the optimum welfare for cattle -- moral issues
Determining the optimum welfare for cattle -- evidence from wild cattle
Conclusion
The welfare of dairy cows
10(13)
Introduction
Hunger and malnutrition
Diseases
Milking
Housing
Social influences
Tail docking
The welfare of beef cattle and draft oxen
23(7)
Introduction
Undernutrition
Housing and pasture
Dystokia
Oxen used for traction and other work
The welfare of calves
30(8)
Perinatal calf behaviour
Housing/environment
Social influences
Nutrition
Diseases
Handling and management
Veal calves
The welfare of cattle during transport, marketing and slaughter
38(11)
Transport
Markets
Slaughter
Environmental perception and cognition
49(13)
Introduction
Vision
Hearing
Olfaction
Taste
Epidermal receptors
Nociception and pain
Perception of temperature
Perception of electric and magnetic fields
Perception of humans
Acquisition of behaviour and the use of selective breeding to improve welfare
62(16)
Innate or learnt?
Methods of learning
Breeding for improved welfare
Ethical considerations of the relationship between animal breeding and animal welfare
Play behaviour
78(6)
What is play?
Functions of play
Social behaviour
84(39)
Introduction
Social interactions
Social organisation
Temperament
Nutritional behaviour
123(29)
Introduction
Food procurement and ingestion
Environmental factors affecting feeding behaviour
Feeding apparatus
Rumination
Drinking
Elimination
Reproductive behaviour
152(27)
Reproductive strategy
The ontogeny of reproductive behaviour
The female oestrus
Sexuality in the male
Parturient behaviour
Locomotion and movement
179(19)
Locomotion
Other forms of movement
Behaviour during handling
Resting behaviour
198(10)
Lying
Sleep
Behavioural adaptation to inadequate environments
208(9)
Behavioural needs
Behavioural problems
Conclusion
The relationship between cattle and man
217(8)
Introduction -- the domestic contract
Conclusion
References 225(33)
Index 258
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Paperback / softback
274 pagina's
Januari 2002
599 gram
248 x 178 x 19 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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