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.
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
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||26 Sep 2008|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:38|
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