Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology
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Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology
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Effects of human-animal relationship on animal productivity and welfare

Daniel Mota-Rojas, Donald Maurice Broom, Agustín Orihuela, Antonio Velarde, Fabio Napolitano, María Alonso-Spilsbury

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Abstract

This is a literature review of the effects of humans´ relationships with farm animals on animal productivity and welfare, including the following topics: definition of the concept and description of different tests that have been developed to measure human-animal relationship (HAR). Temperament and tameness, which have been considered as farm animal characteristics that are important in HAR, as are stockperson attitudes. Some international farm animal welfare protocols are also described, together with negative and positive stimuli that affect farm animal welfare and productivity. In addition to some factors affecting the quality of HAR. We conclude that even with improved precision farming and automation: a) a good HAR is still fundamental to improve farm animal welfare with associated health and production benefits and b) with the numerous tests assessing fear of humans, many are not commercially applicable.

Keywords

fear, sensitive period, tameness, wellbeing

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