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Reduction of slaughterhouse stress in beef cattle by facilitating animal tameness

Probst, Johanna K.; Leiber, Florian; Hillmann, Edna; Kreuzer, Michael and Spengler Neff, Anet (2011) Reduction of slaughterhouse stress in beef cattle by facilitating animal tameness. Poster at: Humane Slaughter Association Centenary International Symposium: Recent Advances in the Welfare of Livestock at Slaughter, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, UK , 30th June and 1st July 2011.

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The relationship between animals and humans is important for animal husbandry and welfare. Loosehousing and grazing systems with low management input often result in frail relationships between humans and animals. This study investigated whether a positive handling, applied during the first days of the animals’ life, had a calming and stress reducing effect on suckler beef calves at slaughter.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Tierhaltung, Transport und Schlachtung, Kälberhandling, Mensch-Tier-Beziehung, Mutterkuh, relationship, animal husbandry, handling, suckler beef
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Switzerland > ETHZ - Agrarwissenschaften
Related Links:http://www.hsa.org.uk/Resources/poster%20abstracts.pdf, http://www.hsa.org.uk/symposium%202011.html, http://www.fibl.org/en/switzerland/research/animal-husbandry.html
Deposited By: Probst, Johanna
ID Code:20792
Deposited On:25 Apr 2012 20:46
Last Modified:27 Apr 2012 07:41
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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