Cow

Author: Hannah Velten

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861893260

Category: History

Page: 208

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Hannah Velten plumbs the rich trove of myth, fact, and legend surrounding the seemingly-benign cow.
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The Secret Life of Cows

Author: Rosamund Young

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525557326

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 2634

"Within a day of receiving this book, I had consumed it... Absorbing, moving, and compulsively readable."—Lydia Davis In this affectionate, heart-warming chronicle, Rosamund Young distills a lifetime of organic farming wisdom, describing the surprising personalities of her cows and other animals At her famous Kite's Nest Farm in Worcestershire, England, the cows (as well as sheep, hens, and pigs) all roam free. They make their own choices about rearing, grazing, and housing. Left to be themselves, the cows exhibit temperaments and interests as diverse as our own. "Fat Hat" prefers men to women; "Chippy Minton" refuses to sleep with muddy legs and always reports to the barn for grooming before bed; "Jake" has a thing for sniffing the carbon monoxide fumes of the Land Rover exhaust pipe; and "Gemima" greets all humans with an angry shake of the head and is fiercely independent. An organic farmer for decades, Young has an unaffected and homely voice. Her prose brims with genuine devotion to the wellbeing of animals. Most of us never apprehend the various inner lives animals possess, least of all those that we might eat. But Young has spent countless hours observing how these creatures love, play games, and form life-long friendships. She imparts hard-won wisdom about the both moral and real-world benefits of organic farming. (If preserving the dignity of animals isn't a good enough reason for you, consider how badly factory farming stunts the growth of animals, producing unhealthy and tasteless food.) This gorgeously-illustrated book, which includes an original introduction by the legendary British playwright Alan Bennett, is the summation of a life's work, and a delightful and moving tribute to the deep richness of animal sentience.
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Holy Cow

The Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism and Animal Rights

Author: Steven Rosen

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781590560662

Category: Nature

Page: 222

View: 3600

Hinduism scholar Steven Rosen explores the influence of the Hare Krishnas on raising consciousness about vegetarianism and the plight of animals in the United States.
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Animal Buddies: Cow

Author: Roger Priddy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312518544

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 10

View: 753

Smiling out from the front of this cute, easy-to-hold book is Animal Buddy, Camilla the Cow. Babies and toddlers can reach out and play with Camilla's soft, cloth ears, and open up her big smile to see what she is doing next. The simple story about Camilla and her friends is written in verse, with bright, full-color illustrations to look at on every sturdy board page.
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Cow Talk

Understanding Dairy Cow Behaviour to Improve Their Welfare on Asian Farms

Author: John Moran,Rebecca Doyle

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 1486301622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5747

The aim of this manual is to improve the welfare of dairy cattle in tropical developing countries, and by doing so, optimise cow and herd performance. It gives the stockmen and farmers directly concerned with the cattle a better understanding of animal behaviour and the ways cattle communicate their comfort or distress. The book discusses normal cattle behaviour and shows how domestication and breeding can affect behaviour to achieve high levels of production of milk, live weight gain and fertility. Animal welfare is important for producers because it can affect the health, production and contentment of cows. Animal welfare practices which adversely affect cow and herd performance on tropical small holder dairy farms are identified. Advice is then given to change the animal's environment or modify a handler's technique to ensure cattle have the degree of comfort needed to achieve more profitable and sustainable systems of livestock farming. Cow Talk will be a beneficial resource for farmers who want to improve animal welfare, farm advisers who can assist farmers to improve their welfare practices, educators who develop training programs for farmers and dairy advisers, and other stakeholders in tropical dairy production such as local agribusiness, policy makers and research scientists.
Posted in Business & Economics

Apocalypse Cow

Author: Michael Logan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448109299

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6713

When scientists with warped imaginations accidentally unleash an experimental bioweapon that transforms Britain's animals into sneezing, bloodthirsty zombies with a penchant for pre-dinner sex with their victims, three misfits become the unlikely hope for salvation. Abattoir worker Terry Borders' love life is crippled by the stench of death that clings to his skin from his days spent slaughtering cows; teenage vegan Geldof 'Scabby' Peters alternates between scratching furiously at his rash and baiting his overbearing New Age mother; and inept journalist Lesley McBrien struggles forlornly in the shadow of her famous war correspondent father. As Britain begins a rapid descent into chaos and ministers blame international terrorists, Lesley stumbles upon evidence that the government is behind the outbreak. In her bumbling pursuit of the truth, she crosses paths with Terry and Geldof, and together they set out to escape a quarantined Britain with the evidence and vital data that could unlock a cure for the virus. Standing in the way are rampaging hordes of animals, a ruthless security agent and an army ready to shoot anybody with a case of the sniffles... Three losers. Overwhelming odds. A single outcome: the world is screwed.
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Animals in Translation

Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Author: Temple Grandin,Catherine Johnson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781439130841

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 1253

Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation speaks in the clear voice of a woman who emerged from the other side of autism, bringing with her an extraordinary message about how animals think and feel. Temple's professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field. Standing at the intersection of autism and animals, she offers unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas about both. Autistic people can often think the way animals think -- in fact, Grandin and co-author Catherine Johnson see autism as a kind of way station on the road from animals to humans -- putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate "animal talk." Temple is a faithful guide into their world, exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and, yes, even animal genius. Not only are animals much smarter than anyone ever imagined, in some cases animals are out-and-out brilliant. The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense, merging an animal scientist's thirty years of study with her keen perceptions as a person with autism -- Temple sees what others cannot. Among its provocative ideas, the book: argues that language is not a requirement for consciousness -- and that animals do have consciousness applies the autism theory of "hyper-specificity" to animals, showing that animals and autistic people are so sensitive to detail that they "can't see the forest for the trees" -- a talent as well as a "deficit" explores the "interpreter" in the normal human brain that filters out detail, leaving people blind to much of the reality that surrounds them -- a reality animals and autistic people see, sometimes all too clearly explains how animals have "superhuman" skills: animals have animal genius compares animals to autistic savants, declaring that animals may in fact be autistic savants, with special forms of genius that normal people do not possess and sometimes cannot even see examines how humans and animals use their emotions to think, to decide, and even to predict the future reveals the remarkable abilities of handicapped people and animals maintains that the single worst thing you can do to an animal is to make it feel afraid Temple Grandin is like no other author on the subject of animals because of her training and because of her autism: understanding animals is in her blood and in her bones.
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The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

Author: Linda Kalof,Professor of Sociology and Director of the Animal Studies Program Linda Kalof

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199927146

Category:

Page: 624

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Intellectual struggles with the "animal question"-- how humans can rethink and reconfigure their relationships with other animals-- first began to take hold in the 1970s. Over the next forty years, scholars from a wide range of fields would make sweeping reevaluations of the relationship between humans and other animals. The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies brings these diverse evaluations together for the first time, paying special attention to the commodification of animals, the degradation of the natural world and a staggering loss of animal habitat and species extinction, and the increasing need for humans to coexist with other animals in urban, rural and natural contexts. Linda Kalof maps these themes into the five major categories that structure this volume: Animals in the Landscape of Law, Politics and Public Policy; Animal Intentionality, Agency and Reflexive Thinking; Animals as Objects in Science, Food, Spectacle and Sport; Animals in Cultural Representations; and Animals in Ecosystems. Written by international scholars with backgrounds in philosophy, law, history, English, art, sociology, geography, archaeology, environmental studies, cultural studies, and animal advocacy, the thirty chapters in this handbook investigate key issues and concepts central to understanding our current relationship with other animals and the potential for coexistence in an ecological community of living beings.
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The Cow Said Neigh!

A Farm Story

Author: Rory Feek

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1400311888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5126

From New York Times bestseller Rory Feek, one half of the singing duo Joey+Rory, comes The Cow Said Neigh!, a fun and humorous tale of farm animals who wish they were like the other animals . . . which leads to a farm-full of confusion! This delightful book will be a family favorite for years to come. The Cow Said Neigh! is the story of some peculiar farm animals who wish they were like other animals on the farm. The cow wants to run free like a horse, the sheep wants a snout like a pig, the dog wants to be inside like the cat. Soon the entire farm is in chaos! With silly farm animal sounds, clever rhymes, and adorable art, The Cow Said Neigh! will have kids of all ages laughing out loud as they celebrate the unique strengths in each of us. This delightful picture book is sure to be read time and time again.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Cattle Health Handbook

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426493

Category: Medical

Page: 372

View: 4079

In this practical guide, Heather Smith Thomas provides easy-to-execute solutions for a variety of common medical situations that can afflict your animals, including bacterial diseases, parasites, and nutritional deficiencies.
Posted in Medical

Advances in Cattle Welfare

Author: Cassandra Tucker

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 008102276X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 282

View: 8324

Advances in Cattle Welfare provides a targeted overview of contemporary issues in dairy and beef cattle welfare. The volume addresses welfare-related topics in both research and on-farm applications. Opening with an introduction to cattle production systems, the book covers the three major areas of cattle welfare; on-farm welfare assessment, behavioral priorities of cattle and novel perspectives on specific aspects of management. Chapters examine the key issues within each area, including such topics as the goals and measures included in welfare assessments, the importance to cattle of access to pasture and engaging in social behavior, human-animal interactions, painful procedures, and disease and metabolic challenge. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep and pigs. With its expert editor and international team of contributors, Advances in Cattle Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, veterinarians involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of cattle. Brings together top researchers in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of recent advances in the understanding of cattle welfare and management Analyzes welfare issues for both dairy and beef cattle of all ages Examines the issues from the perspective of what will be most important for the animal’s overall welfare, from housing systems to feeding
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Cows Can't Quack

Author: Dave Reisman

Publisher: Jumping Cow Press

ISBN: 0980143349

Category:

Page: 46

View: 2367

This is the second book in Dave Reisman's "Cows Can't" series, following the first book in the series "Cows Can't Jump." This is the board book edition - a softcover version is also available.
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Little Learners Cow Says Moo

Farm Animal Playbook

Author: Parragon Editors

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781474866101

Category:

Page: 6

View: 6912

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Sustainable Animal Agriculture

Author: Ermias Kebreab

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 8702

In order to meet increasing global demand for meat and animal by-products increasingly intensive animal production is necessary. Creating a sustainable system in animal agriculture that works in different production environments is a major challenge for animal scientists. This book draws together themes on sustainability that have emerged as the most pressing in recent years. Addressing practical topics such as air quality, manure management, animal feeds, production efficiency, environmental sustainability, biotechnology issues, animal welfare concerns, societal impacts and an analysis of the data used to assess the economic sustainability of farms.
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Mastitis in Dairy Cows, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Food Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Pamela L. Ruegg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747963

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 1303

Current, important information on mastitis for all food animal practitioners! Topics will include new perspectives in mastitis control, treatment of clinical mastitis, antimicrobial resistance in mastitis pathogens, the role of diagnostic microbiology in mastitis control programs, update on control of Staph aureus and Strep ag, epidemiology and control of mycoplasma mastitis, managing environmental mastitis, mastitis vaccine strategies, using mastitis records and somatic cell count data, the role of the milking machine in mastitis control, stray voltage and milk quality, communicating and implementing udder health programs, and more!
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Animal Manure Recycling

Treatment and Management

Author: Morten L. Christensen,Thomas Schmidt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118488539

Category: Science

Page: 382

View: 8883

A rapidly changing and expanding livestock and poultry production sector is causing a range of environmental problems on local, regional and global scales. Animal Manure Recycling: Treatment and Management presents an accessible overview of environmentally friendly technologies for managing animal manure more efficiently and in a sustainable manner. The book describes the physical and chemical characteristics of animal manure and microbial processes, featuring detailed examples and case studies showing how this knowledge can be used in practice. Readers are introduced to the sustainable use of animal manure for crop fertilisation and soil amelioration. Environmentally friendly technologies for reducing emissions of ammonia, odour and the greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane are presented, and reduction of plant nutrient losses using separation technologies is introduced. Finally and most importantly, the book describes methods to commercialise and transfer knowledge about innovations to end-users. Topics covered include: Regulation of animal manure management Manure organic matter: characteristics and microbial transformations Greenhouse gas emissions from animal manures and technologies for their reduction Technologies and logistics for handling, transport and distribution of animal manures Bioenergy production Animal manure residue upgrading and nutrient recovery in bio-fertilisers Life cycle assessment of manure management systems Innovation in animal manure management and recycling Animal Manure Recycling: Treatment and Management presents state-of-the-art coverage of the entire animal manure chain, providing practical information for engineers, environmental consultants, academics and advanced students involved in scientific, technical and regulatory issues related to animal manure management.
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Do Cows Meow?

Author: Salina Yoon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402789564

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 18

View: 6047

Rhyming text and flaps reveal a variety of farm animals and the sounds they make, including ducks, cows, and horses. On board pages.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Farm Animal Housing and Welfare

Author: S.H. Baxter,M.R. Baxter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780898385977

Category: Medical

Page: 343

View: 746

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Nutrition and Lactation in the Dairy Cow

Author: Philip C. Garnsworthy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483100189

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

View: 3340

Nutrition and Lactation in the Dairy Cow is the proceedings of the 46th University of Nottingham Easter School in Agricultural Science. Said symposium was concerned with the significant advances in the field of nutrition and lactation in the dairy cow. The book is divided in five parts. Part I deals with the principles behind nutrition and lactation of cows. Part II discusses the cow’s nutrient interactions; responses to nutrients that yield protein and energy; and the influence of nutrient balance and milk yields. Part III tackles the efficiency of energy utilization in cows and its relation to milk production. Part IV talks about food intake of cows and the factors that affect it, while Part V deals with the different feeding systems for cows. The text is recommended for those involved in raising cows and dairy production, especially those who would like to know more and make studies about the relationship of nutrition and lactation of cows.
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