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Livestock Handling Guide
(Livestock Conservation Institute, 1988)
The contents of the pamphlet include: Handling Stress, Understanding Animal Psychology, Handling Facility Design Tips, Bruise Losses By Species, Preventing Bruises, Loading Chute Recommendations.
Safe Handling of Large Animals
The article discusses improving welfare by reducing fear by studying: Animal Sensory Perception, Animal Behavior Patterns, Animal Habituation and Temperament, Effects of Previous Handling, Training Animals, Training Time ...
Welfare of Cattle during Slaughter and the Prevention of Nonambulatory (downer) cattle
The article focuses on keeping cattle calm and removing distractions that would scare cattle back from the chute.
Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport
The article focuses on assessing the stress levels of animals when transported and handled. The paper was presented at a symposium titled Effects of Stress in Farm Animals at the American Society of Animal Science 87th ...
Calmer – Because They’re Carried
The article discusses a "new 'V-conveyor restrainer system' keeps cattle calmer at point of slaughter". The paper was published in BEEF, October 1989.
Progress and Challenges in Animal Handling and Slaughter in the U.S.
The article discusses the McDonald's Corporation audit and the ways to improve the handling of livestock on the way to slaughter.
The Feasibility of Using Vocalization Scoring as an Indicator of Poor Welfare During Cattle Slaughter
The article discusses the vocalization of cattle in six slaughter plants and the results indicate that "vocalization scoring could be used as a simple method for detecting welfare problems that need to be corrected".
Dipping is Easy...With Right Vat Design
The article discusses dipping vats and three basic types of dipping systems: Jump in Vat, Hydraulic Cage Vat, and the Box Sprayer.
Effect of Naltrexone on Relaxation Induced by Flank Pressure in Pigs
The study injected ten pigs with Naltrexone and ten pigs a saline injection to study the effects on relaxation. In the end, the study discovered that "treatment had no effect on the final degree of relaxation", but "pressure ...
Boar Presence Reduces Fighting in Mixed Slaughter-Weight Pigs
The article studies the presence of boars in reducing fighting in the groups of pigs therefore reducing skin blemishes.