WCVM Reports and Articles
PUBLICATIONS FROM THE APPLIED ETHOLOGY GROUP AT WCVM
Below are some articles
written by past and present members of our applied animal behaviour research
group at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). These articles have
previously appeared in reports, proceedings or publications that may not be
easily accessible via the library system. Reference informaiton is provided for
each article. Links to poster presentations require MS-PowerPoint to open them.
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- Stookey, J.M., 2004. Beware of
the bottle-raised male orphan! Most people have an appreciation and
understanding that mature male animals (bulls, rams, stags and other
livestock) are potentially dangerous, but most people fail to appreciate
that the most dangerous males are those that have been reared by hand.
- Haley, D.B, Stookey, J.M. and Bailey, D.W. 2003. More on two-step
published in BEEF Magazine September, 2003, pp. 54.
- When the cows come
video report by Jennifer Scott highlighting a WCVM ethology research
project exploring homing instinct in domestic cattle. Aired on The
Discovery Channel, summer 2003. Clip features Jennifer Crookshanks (summer
student, WCVM ’06), Dr. Carol Petherick (visiting scientist based in
& Dr. Joseph Stookey (WCVM).
- Painful memories, a video report by Jennifer
Scott highlighting a WCVM ethology research project investigating memories
associated with painful procedures. Aired on The Discovery Channel, summer
2003. Clip features Chris Bell (summer student, WCVM ’06) & Dr.
Jon Watts (WCVM).
- Stookey, J.M. and Haley, D.B. 2002. The Latest in
Alternate Weaning Strategies, presented at "Beef it up: A workshop for
cow/calf producers" December
10-11, 2002 in Saskatoon,
SK. (You will need
MS-Word to open this link.)
- Haley, D.B. and Stookey, J.M. 2002. Reducing
Weaning Stress in Beef Cattle, a poster presented at Poster Day 2002 -- Western
College of Veterinary Medicine, January, 2002. (You will need MS-PowerPoint to
open this link.)
- Haley, D.B. 2002. 2-Step
published in Canadian Cattlemen Magazine, June-July, 2002, pp. 26.
- Mitchell, K.D., Stookey, J.M., Laturnas, D.K., Watts, J.M., Haley, D.B. and Hudye, T. 2002. Effects of
blindfolding on behaviour and heart rate in beef cattle during restraint, a poster presented at the
North America Regional Meeting of the International Society for Applied
Ethology, Quebec City,
Canada, July 20-21, 2002. (You will need MS-PowerPoint to
open this link.)
- Stookey, J.M. & Haley, D.B. 2001. The
Weaning Two-Step, published in BEEF Magazine November, 2001, pp. 30.
- Watts, J.M., Hall, J.G., Stookey,
J.M., Arndt, M.R. and Valentine, B. 2001. Vocal
communication between cows and calves in extensive range conditions, a poster presented at the 35th
International Congress of the ISAE, University of California-Davis, August
4-8. (You will need
MS-PowerPoint to open this link.)
- Stookey, J.M., Campbell, J., Janzen, E. McKinnon, J.,
Watts, J. and Haley, D.B. 2000. Effects
of Castration Technique and Anesthesia on Behaviour and Weight Gain in the
technical report examining the effects of delaying the castration of male
calves until they are older. In addition to examining delayed castration
on weight gain this study examined the response of calves to different
methods castration and the effects of providing an epidural anesthesia on
their response to the various castration methods. .6-Jan-06
- Flannigan, G. and Stookey, J.M. 1996. Stable Vices:
A Measure of Poor Welfare?, from Horse Health Lines, Spring issue. (Horse Health Lines is published
by the Equine Health Research Fund at the Western College of Veterinary
- Stookey, J.M. 1996. Painful
Procedures and Misconceptions, presented at Animal Care '96: Modern Agriculture
organized by the Manitoba Farm Animal Council, November 28, 1996 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.