Dairy farmer attitudes and empathy toward animals are associated with animal welfare indicators.

  title={Dairy farmer attitudes and empathy toward animals are associated with animal welfare indicators.},
  author={Camilla Kielland and Eystein Skjerve and Olav Oster{\aa}s and Adroaldo Jos{\'e} Zanella},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={93 7},
Attitudes and empathy of farmers influence human-animal interaction, thereby affecting their behavior toward animals. The goal was to investigate how measures of attitude and empathy toward animals were associated with animal welfare indicators such as milk yield, mastitis incidence, fertility index, and the prevalence of skin lesions on cows. To assess empathy toward animals, a photo-based pain assessment instrument was developed depicting various conditions that could be associated with some… CONTINUE READING


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