Mississippi State University
Lemley, Caleb O.
Nadorff, Michael R.
Robertson, Mary Nelson
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Campus Access Only
Animal and Dairy Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences
Dairy producers play a central role in evaluating and seeking treatment or care for animal pain. The primary aim of this study is to examine dairy producers’ emotional states and professional quality of life and analyze the relationship between these variables and their perception of pain in dairy cattle. Dairy farm owners and managers of 65 southeastern U.S. herds participated in a survey that included demographic information, the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale, a modified Professional Quality of Life Scale, and 23 items requiring participants to evaluate various painful conditions in cattle.
Schuh, Michelle M., "A survey analysis of southeastern U.S. dairy producers’ emotional states and their subjective pain perception of dairy cows" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 5880.