Website addresses change
periodically. The sites listed are current as of January 2003.
Agriculture and Agri-food
- Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs
to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and
innovation for growth. Abstracts available from "The Lennoxville Symposium
on Farm Animal Welfare In Canada: New technologies, research and world trade."
Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) Association
Cambrian PO Box 75028
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Tel: (403) 932‑8050, Fax: (403) 932‑8052, Email: email@example.com
- AFAC is an association started by farmers. AFAC's goal is to promote responsible animal care and enhance public
understanding of Alberta's animal agriculture. AFAC participates in issues and legislation
that affect animal care and encourages research relevant to animal care.
Website contains Farm Animal Welfare News a publication that contains
current information on farm animal welfare initiatives, relevant issues, and
research conducted in Canada. Reports, codes of practice, legislative
information, and information on training courses in dairy handling and
transport are also listed.
American Dairy Science
1111 N. Dunlap Avenue
Savoy, IL 61874
Tel: (217) 356-3182, Fax: (217) 398-4119. E-mail:
- The objectives of American Dairy Science Association
(ADSA) are to stimulate the discovery, application, and dissemination of
knowledge. Original research, reviews and timely information are published in
the official ADSA publication, the Journal of Dairy Science. Special topic
publications available for purchase covering dairy health, housing, and
management. The ADSA website includes additional links to university dairy
related websites, breed associations, and databases.
Animal Health and Welfare
- The health and welfare of
animals is central to Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affair's (DEFRA) work of
protecting and improving livestock and controlling and eradicating disease. The
Animal Health and Welfare pages are divided into various subject areas
including: BSE, Tuberculosis, Identification, Animal Welfare, International
Trade, Disease surveillance and control.
Information Center (AWIC)
10301 Baltimore Blvd.
Beltsville, MD 20705
Tel: (301) 504-6212, Fax: (301)
504-7125, Contact Us
- The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) located at the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library provides
reference services primarily for patrons using animals covered by the Animal
Welfare Act. Farm animals used in teaching, testing, and non-production
oriented research are covered by the Act. AWIC produces bibliographies on the
welfare and husbandry of swine, cattle, horses, sheep, poultry, dogs, cats,
rabbits, and rodents. The Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin contains
several articles on agricultural animal care and use including anesthesia,
analgesia, animal transport, and animal welfare issues. The AWIC website
includes these documents. The site also contains links to US farm animal
policies, guidelines, and congressional activity.
Animal Welfare Ministry
of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) New Zealand
- Full text Codes of Recommendations and Minimum Standards available
for dairy cattle and bobby calves. Humane treatment of cattle during transport,
slaughter, and sale yards covered.
Animal Well-Being and
Stress Control Systems
- The Agricultural Research
Service (ARS) is the principal research agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. ARS is charged with extending the nation's scientific knowledge
across a broad range of program areas. This website describes ARS research
initiatives in the area of farm animal well-being and stress.
Annotated Database on
Refinement of Housing and Handling Conditions and Environmental Enrichment for
Laboratory Animals. Part II: Cattle, Calves, Chickens, Goats, Horses, Quails,
- Database of articles,
abstracts, book chapters, and books on all aspects of refinement and
environmental enrichment of housing and handling conditions. Regularly updated.
- Provides fact sheets,
research reports, codes of practice, and other materials regarding the care,
health, diseases, breeding, environment, feeding, and reproduction of dairy
cattle raised in Canada.
Colonel K.L. Campbell
Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare
- Located at the University
of Guelph, the Centre's mission is to promote
the welfare of animals through research and education. Research projects focus
on: alternatives for the use of animals in teaching; assessing animal well
being; enriching the lives of laboratory animals; ethical issues of animal use;
animal breeding and genetic engineering; humane husbandry systems alleviating
animal suffering; and relationships between animals and people.
Research Education & Extension Service (CSREES) Home Page
- CSREES links the research
and education programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and works with
land-grant institutions in each state, territory and the District of Columbia.
The mission of CSREES is in cooperation with partners and customers, to advance
a global system of research, extension and higher education in the food and
agricultural sciences and related environmental and human sciences to benefit
people, communities, and the Nation. A clickable map of extension programs by
state is available at
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/Extension/index.html Dairy producers are
encouraged to use this site to locate extension materials that are specific to
their state's climate conditions,
breeds of cattle, types of housing, etc.
Combined Livestock Issues
- Reference database
compiled for farm animal researchers and educators. Provides references on
contemporary issues in animal agriculture.
Companion Animals and
- Information provided by
New South Wales Department of Agriculture on dairy cattle breeding and
selection, health, nutrition, facilities, handling, and quality assurance.
Dr. Temple Grandin's Web
- Full text, abstracts,
reviews, and general information based on or related to the work of applied
ethologist Temple Grandin. Topics include livestock behavior, design of
stockyards and restraining systems, humane and ritual slaughter, stress and
meat quality, current research, animal welfare/rights, and books.
Encyclopedia of Farm
Animal Behavior (EFAB)
- Includes audio and video
images. This encyclopedia is intended for research and teaching and will
provide a standard for what actions compose a given behavior. Provided by the
USDA, ARS, Southern Plains Area, Livestock Issues Research Unit, and Multimedia
European Commission on
- The European Commission's activities on animal welfare start with
the recognition that animals are sentient beings. The Directorate General for
Health and Consumer Protection is responsible for an important part of this
work, setting standards for the welfare of animals on the farm, during
transport and at slaughter. Links to animal welfare policy objectives,
legislative action, ongoing initiatives, and international animal welfare
Farm Animal Welfare
Council Report on the Welfare of Dairy Cattle
- Response of the Royal
Agricultural Society of England to the Farm Animal Welfare Council Report on
- The Healthy Animals website offers an online compilation of
animal health-related research news by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
chief scientific agency, the Agricultural Research Service.
The International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS)
- A not‑for‑profit organization created to provide
clinically relevant, up‑to‑date information to veterinary
practitioners, veterinary students, clinicians and researchers worldwide using
the Internet and provides free access to original, electronic textbooks,
reviews, updates, and other resources on a wide variety of veterinary topics.
All publications are original contributions written specifically for the IVIS
website and reviewed by the editor(s) of the book. Each book is available on‑line
and includes links to information about relevant medications and to abstracts
of references. Book chapters can be printed on a desktop printer for easy
reading. Veterinary related information available for farm, laboratory,
companion, and exotic animal species.
- NetVet focuses on
veterinary resources with links to veterinary education, listservs,
organizations, publications, and images. This award-winning site is an
excellent starting point for looking for materials for training personnel in
care and use of agricultural animals. A useful feature of NetVet is the
Electronic Zoo. Among the Electronic Zoo animal group icons are horses, cows,
pigs, small ruminants, and birds. Each icon contains a list of websites related
to these species. The cow page for example, http://netvet.wustl.edu/cows.htm
includes links to professional associations such as the American Dairy Science
Association, trade publications including Hoard's Dairyman, university
departments of animal or dairy sciences, and information publications including
Information Resources for Mastitis.
University, Department of Animal Science Web page
- Livestock virtual
library, breeds of livestock, multimedia CD-ROM on livestock reproduction,
dairy publications on feeding, etc.
Ontario, Canada, Ministry
of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Livestock Web page
- Web pages are available
for dairy, beef, swine, goats, and alternative livestock. Dairy page includes
conference listings, facts sheets on dry cows, calves, health management,
forages, waste management, and current legislation.
Texas A&M Dairy
- Fact sheets available on dairy cattle feeding, heat stress,
hoof care, pest control, mastitis, and more. Select dairy cattle from the menu bar.
Total Dairy Management at
the Cornell Animal Science Department
- This program is designed
for students, dairy farmers, agribusiness people and others who have a sincere
interest in dairy farm management. Objectives are to gain further understanding
of the integration and application of dairy farm management principles and
programs with respect to progressive dairying and related industries.
UC Davis Dairy Cattle
Programs and Welfare Page
- Fact sheets available on
West Nile Virus, Antrax, Foot and Mouth Disease, biosecurity on dairy farms,
body scoring of dairy cattle, colostrum intake in calves, and more. "Dairy Care Practices" a 44 page document
covering many aspects of health and production available in PDF format.
University of Nebraska
Cooperative Extension Dairy Page
- Fact sheets published by
Extension Dairy Specialists, from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural
Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Full text articles on breeding,
reproduction, herd management, heat stress, feeding, nutrition, and more.
Extension Dairy Page
- Dairy experts from the
Common Wealth review literature and suggest recommendations for dairy cattle
care and husbandry in the state of Virginia. Abstracts available online
covering health, management, nutrition, and reproduction of dairy cattle.
University of Alberta, Canada, Western Canadian Dairy Seminar Home
- Seminar designed for
participants who want to improve their knowledge and decision-making abilities
in dairy production and technology. Site includes keyword searchable
proceedings from 1995.
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) Centers for Epidemiology and
Animal Health (CEAH) Dairy page
- Information on
biosecurity strategies for dairy farms. E coli, Salmonella other
disease pathogens covered.
WWW Library Dairy Cattle
Resources Focuses on Specific Problems
- Links provided to
websites and online documents covering management, housing, nutrition, health,
disease, genetics, reproduction, and welfare.
XPLOR, University of
Missouri, Cooperative Extension Dairy Publications
- Factsheets and abstracts
available on dairy feeding, management, mastitis treatment, breeding, housing,
and waste management.
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