Conference proceedings article
"Bitte zähme mich"? - Mensch-Tier-Beziehung und Eutergesundheit



Publication Details
Authors:
Ivemeyer, S.; Ebinghaus, A.; Simantke, C.; Knierim, U.
Editor:
Geßl, Reinhard; Freiland Verband
Edition name or number:
1
Publisher:
Freiland Verband
Place:
Wien
Publication year:
2018
Pages range:
11 - 17
Book title:
Konsequenter Nutztierschutz - da geht noch was. 25. Freiland-Tagung/32. IGN-Tagung
ISBN:
978-3-9519908-6-6
Languages:
German

Abstract



In around 30 dairy farms, the associations between human-animal relationship,
stress level, management and udder health were evaluated. The overall pattern (1)
confirms that frequent human-animal contact of pleasant quality contributes to
less fearful cows towards humans on a broad range of different farm types and
(2) shows that positive stockpersons’ attitudes and interactions that build a
positive human-animal relationship and allow early problem recognition can
positively influence udder health. Herds with lower stress levels showed better
mastitis curing capacity.


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