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Habituating Highland Cattle calves to tolerate humans

Mäkelä, Matti and Raussi, Satu (2008) Habituating Highland Cattle calves to tolerate humans. Paper at: Human-animal bond : theory research practice : annual conference of the International Society for Anthrozoology, August 13 to 15, 2008.

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Summary

A procedure to habituate Highland Cattle calves to humans evolved with four years' experimentation on one farm by one male human handler. Data includes results of 18 bull and 20 heifer calves, from 14 dams and 4 sires. In 24 cases, they were fearless and easy to handle all the time. Fearful 8 heifer and 6 bull calves got little or unpleasant handling during first weeks.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Highland Cattle, calves, humans
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki
Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Related Links:http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/research/ISAZ2008/
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:14715
Deposited On:26 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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