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    • The Design and Construction of Facilities for Handling Cattle

      Grandin, Temple (1997)
      The article focuses on the following: Cattle Perception, How to prevent Balking, Solid Fences, Flight Zone, Curved Race more Efficient, Curved Race and Crowd Pen Dimensions, Loading Ramps, Working Corral for a Large Ranch, Squeeze Chutes and Headgates, Calf Tables, Artificial Insemination Chute, New Restraint Ideas, Dipping Vats, Bruise and Injury Prevention, Washable Facilities.
    • The Reluctance of Cattle to Change a Learned Choice May Confound Preference Tests

      Grandin, Temple; Odde, K.G.; Schutz, D.N.; Behrns, L.M. (1994)
      The conclusion of the article states "it appears that previously learned choices may affect future choices in Y-mazes for cattle. Another area that needs to be researched is the effects of a mildly aversive treatment versus a severely aversive treatment on the tendency of a bovine to resist changing a learned choice".
    • Pointers on Design and Operation of Cattle Restrainer Systems

      Grandin, Temple (The National Provisioner, 1976-10-30)
      The article discusses the importance of design and the people who run handling systems.
    • Stairway to Heaven

      Grandin, Temple (1976-01)
      The article follows two 4-H members as they take their cattle to the chute for slaughter after learning and compiling an "informational exhibit demonstrating the importance of cattle in modern life".
    • Chute Losses Aren't Accidents! Most Injuries can be Avoided. Here's How to Rate the Performance of Your Chute and Crew

      Grandin, Temple (1974-01)
      The conclusion of the article reads "good handling during processing and re-implanting could mean the difference between a going operation and financial disaster. But it's up to you to make certain your crew understands and follows proper chute practices. When they do, it will mean more money in your pocket."
    • Brief Report: Response to National Institutes of Health Report

      Grandin, Temple (1996)
      The article discusses the National Institutes of Health Report and its lack of research on sensory problems in autism.
    • Needs of High Functioning Teenagers and Adults with Autism (Tips from a Recovered Autistic)

      Grandin, Temple (1990-04)
      Some of the topics discussed in the article include: Direct Fixations, Gradual Introduction to a Career, Talent and Deficit Areas, Thinking in Pictures, Reading and Language, Social Problems, Recognize Need for Change, Cognitive Differences, Constant Anxiety, Improvement Takes Time, Family Background and Depression, Sensory Problems, Aggressive and Self-Injurious Behavior.
    • Teaching Tips from a Recovered Autistic

      Grandin, Temple (1988-04)
      An article by Grandin sharing tips for teaching and working with autistic children. The focus is on: Structured Environment, Learning to Talk, Rhythm, Sensory Problems, Reducing Arousal, Tactile Stimulation, Fixations, Visual Thinking. The conclusion of the article reads "I cannot over emphasize the important role that good teachers and therapists play in enabling autistics to lead a fuller life. A good autism program needs dedicated people and should use a variety of treatment methods in combination with an intense structured environment".
    • The Welfare of pigs during Transport and Slaughter

      Grandin, Temple (2003)
      The article researches "electric stunning, carbon dioxide stunning, pig behaviour during handling, return to sensibility, facility design, truck loading, density and transport stress".
    • Chapter 10: Antemortem Handling and Welfare

      Grandin, Temple; Hui (ed.), Y.H.; Wai-Kit (ed.), Nip; Rogers (ed.), Robert W.; Young (ed.), Owen A. (2001)
      The chapter discusses the following topics: Continuous Measurement and Monitoring, Meat Quality Correlations, How Stressful is Slaughter?, Causes of Poor Welfare Audit Scores, Animal Vision, Hearing and Smell, Basic Handling Principles, Handler Movement Patterns, Design of Handling Facilities, Design and Operation of Restraint Devices, Stunning, Stunning Method and Blood-Splash, Bruising and Meat Quality.
    • Habituating Antelope and Bison to Cooperate with Veterinary Procedures

      Grandin, Temple (2000)
      A study that involved conditioning antelope and bison calves over a a number of days so that the animals would not panic so that veterinarian procedures like blood sampling would be performed on a calm animal.
    • Good Management Practice for Animal Handling and Stunning

      Grandin, Temple (American Meat Institute Foundation, 1900)
      On the front cover is a handwritten note that reads "original guidelines I used when the McDonalds audits were started in 1999".
    • Double Rail Restrainer for Handling Beef Cattle

      Grandin, Temple (1991)
      The summary of the article reads "A new double rail conveyor restrainer for handling cattle at the slaughter plant is described. It has improved safety and ergonomics compared to the V restrainer conveyor it replaces. Cattle ride astride a moving conveyor. This design could also be adapted for veterinary work."
    • Effect of Naltrexone on Relaxation Induced by Flank Pressure in Pigs

      Grandin, Temple; Dodman, Nicholas; Shuster, Louis (1989)
      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 on the sides of a pig's body in a comfortable padded apparatus will induce pigs to relax".
    • Livestock Handling Needs Improvement

      Grandin, Temple (1985-08)
      The article discusses problems with the handling of livestock and the conclusion of the article states "rough handling of livestock is not only inhumane, but can cause excessive losses due to sickness and slower growth...careful handling of livestock in all phases of production is prerequisite to a profitable business".
    • Reduce Stress of Handling to Improve Productivity of Livestock

      Grandin, Temple (1984-06)
      The article focuses on stress factors, which include: Genetic Background, Individual Differences, Past Experiences. The conclusion of the article states "reducing handling stress of animals will improve their weight gain, reproductive performance, and ability to resist disease".
    • Dipping is Easy...With Right Vat Design

      Grandin, Temple (1978)
      The article discusses dipping vats and three basic types of dipping systems: Jump in Vat, Hydraulic Cage Vat, and the Box Sprayer.
    • Biotechnology and Animal Welfare

      Grandin, Temple (1991)
      The articles discusses "processes which require the manipulation of genetic material to produce a substance which is administered to a farm animal or manipulation of the animal's own genetic material". The last section focuses on the ethical questions "from the viewpoint of the author who has had years of experience...".
    • Boar Presence Reduces Fighting in Mixed Slaughter-Weight Pigs

      Grandin, Temple (1992)
      The article studies the presence of boars in reducing fighting in the groups of pigs therefore reducing skin blemishes.
    • Designing Meat Packing Plant Handling Facilities for Cattle and Hogs

      Grandin, Temple (1979)
      The focus is on design, more specifically, "animal handling facilities which are labor saving and reduce bruise losses". The article studies: Unloading Chutes, Stockyard Design, Hog Plant Stockyard, General Purpose Small Stockyard, Beef Stockyard, Cattle Crowding Pens, Hog Crowding Pens, Slopes in Chutes and Crowding Pens, Single File Chutes General Recommendations, Single File Chutes for Cattle, Slaughter Restrainers,