About this Research Topic
The goal of this article collection is to identify such stressors present in husbandry systems; assess to at extent those affect health, welfare and production; propose solutions to mitigate or overcome stressors.
In this Research Topic, we encourage authors to submit Original Research, Reviews and Opinions on contentious issues regarding grazing systems and welfare in the areas of affective states (e.g., hunger, thirstiness), health, human-animal relationship, genetics for grazing systems, predation, social hierarchy, husbandry practices to improve welfare and public perception of grazing systems.
Topics to be covered include:
1. Grazing as a natural behaviour
2. Hunger - seasonality in food supply and / or quality
4. Parasites and Diseases – adaptation and self-medication
5. Shelter: protection against climatic extremes
6. Mineral supply
8. Human-animal relationships
9. Social Hierarchy
10. Socio-positive relationships
11. Use of suitable genotypes
Keywords: grazing challenges, pasture management, bovine, ruminating, social behaviour
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.