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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Cow Talk : Understanding Dairy Cow Behaviour to Improve Their Welfare on Asian Farms.
Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing, ©2015
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Moran; Rebecca Doyle
|ISBN:||9781486301621 1486301622 9781486301638 1486301630|
|Description:||1 online resource (256 pages) illustrations.|
|Contents:||1 Introduction; 1.1 What this book is all about; 1.2 Outline of this book; 1.3 Small holder dairy development in tropical Asia; 1.4 What do dairy cows really want?; 2 Cow welfare; 2.1 What is animal welfare?; 2.2 Why animal welfare is important; 2.3 Common welfare issues on dairy farms; 2.4 Animal welfare resources and international regulatory agencies; 3 The implications of cattle domestication; 3.1 How modern day cattle evolved3.2 Impacts of domestication; 3.3 Impacts on behaviour; 4 Cattle behaviour; 4.1 The development of cow behaviour; 4.2 The five senses; 4.3 Behavioural indicators of poor welfare; 4.4 Animal movement; 4.5 Social behaviours; 4.6 Cattle-human interactions; 4.7 Practical ways to improve cow flow; 4.8 Recent behavioural problems arising in cattle; 5 Observing cow signals; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Don't just look, observe; 5.3 Cow signals while grazing; 5.4 Cow signals in the cowshed; 5.5 Cow signals at the feed trough; 5.6 Cow signals in the milking parlour; 5.7 Signals given out by calves and heifers5.8 Signals given out by dry cows; 5.9 Cow signals of heat stress; 6 Quantifying cow signals; 6.1 Scoring body condition; 6.2 Locomotion and lameness scoring; 6.3 Hoof scoring; 6.4 Leg scoring; 6.5 Scoring cow hygiene and shed cleanliness; 6.6 Rumen scoring; 6.7 Manure scoring; 6.8 Teat scoring; 6.9 Panting score; 7 Cow comfort; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Stalls for shedded cows; 7.3 Other cowshed equipment; 7.4 Examples of complete cow housing systems; 8 Auditing cow welfare; 8.1 Indicators of animal welfare; 8.2 Case studies of dairy cow welfare; 9 Stock management on Asian small holder dairy farms9.1 Dairy farming in the developing tropics; 9.2 Shedding dairy stock in tropical Asia; 9.3 Constraints to farm performance and profitability; 9.4 Checklist to assess current farm management and herd welfare; 10 A protocol for the welfare of stock on tropical small holder dairy farms; 10.1 Standard Operating Procedures; 10.2 Animal welfare protocols for dairy stock on tropical small holder farms; 11 Conclusions; 11.1 Considering current production constraints on tropical dairy farms; 11.2 The genotypes of dairy stock imported onto tropical dairy farms11.3 The role for model farms; 11.4 In summary; Appendices; Appendix 1 Temperature Humidity Index; Appendix 2 Checklist to assess current farm management and herd welfare; Appendix 3 Cow signals to assess health and welfare; Appendix 4 Cow signals to assess sickness and distress; Appendix 5 A scoring system to assess dairy cow welfare on any farm; Appendix 6 Animal welfare agencies in Australia.|
|Responsibility:||John Moran and Rebecca Doyle.|