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Eleveur et grands herbivores : une relation à entretenir

Abstract : Large herbivores' husbandry is changing, reducing the human presence towards the animals when increasing, in the same time, the herd or flock sizes and developing outdoors rearing conditions. What consequences in the animal's reactions towards humans and handling? What solutions to propose? This text firstly presents different methods to evaluate the animal reactions to humans. Such methods allow to infer the animal's perceptions of humans. This text also reviews the different factors of variation of the animal's reactions to humans including genetics, experiential and some human factors. Consequences for animal welfare and human work are emphasized. Practical or potential solutions to improve the farm animals-human relationships are discussed. Understanding the animals' perception of humans is essential for a good cohabitation between humans and farm animals. Humans could integrate the social environment of the farm animals. Unfortunately, this field of research still needs to be explored.
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Xavier Boivin, Pierre Le Neindre, Alain Boissy, J. Lensink, Gilbert Trillat, et al.. Eleveur et grands herbivores : une relation à entretenir. Productions animales, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, 2003, 16 (2), pp.101-115. ⟨hal-02681870⟩

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