Browsing by Supervisor "Sutherland, Mhairi"

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  • Automated measurement of disease and pain in New Zealand group-housed calves

    Topp, Theresa (University of Waikato, 2015)
    Exposure to disease and pain will prolong animal ‘suffering’, and as such, diminishes welfare. Identifying behaviours indicative of these conditions can facilitate early detection, timely treatment and improved welfare. ...
  • Dairy calves' preference for rearing substrate

    Worth, Gemma (University of Waikato, 2014)
    Rearing substrate is an important component of the pre-weaning environment of dairy calves. Traditional substrate types, such as sawdust, are becoming difficult and/or expensive for farmers to obtain in New Zealand. ...
  • Disbudding of dairy goat kids: Refining protocols to reduce or eliminate pain

    Hempstead, Melissa Nicole (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    The aim of this thesis was to investigate potential improvements for disbudding dairy goat kids to eliminate or reduce pain. Behavioural and physiological measures were used to evaluate: (1) pain associated with four ...