Sheep farmer opinions on the current and future role of veterinarians in flock health management on sheep farms: a qualitative study
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jasmeet Kaler, L.E. Green
A 2009 UK Government report on veterinary expertise in food animal production highlighted that there was insufficient herd health expertise among veterinarians and lack of appropriate business models to deliver veterinary services to the livestock sector. Approximately two thirds of sheep...
Horse Husbandry in Colonial Virginia: An Analysis of Probate Inventories in Relation to Environmental and Social Changes
Theses | Contributor(s): Kimberly Peck
Despite the vast amount of zooarchaeological research that has been done on livestock in Colonial Virginia, little is known about the role of the horse in society and the environment before the American Revolution. The image provided by the current literature on the subject is fairly general and...
Re-designing Dhaka Zoo
Theses | Contributor(s): Wafa Akhter
We grow up learning about animals. When we were young the sight of an elephant or monkey excited us and amused us. Then as we grow older life tends to be busy and slowly through the process we start forgetting about the animals that taught us about alphabets, the animals that played with us...
The importance of zoos : a three-fold look at conservation, education and animal husbandry in AZA-accredited zoological facilities
Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Richardson
Zoological facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) play an important role in society. They provide a positive animal experience for guests while also offering a safe and healthy home to animals that would not otherwise be able to survive. AZA zoos and aquariums work...
The Development of Animal Welfare in Finland and How People Perceive Animal Welfare : Case Study: Animals in Tourism: Zoos
Theses | Contributor(s): Suvi Laatu
The aim of the thesis was to study how Finnish people perceive animal welfare in general and how they feel about animals in tourism purposes, more specifically in zoos. The thesis also contains information about Finnish animal legislation and how animal welfare has developed over time. The...
Understanding Veterinarians as Educators: An Exploratory Study
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dolby, Nadine, Litster, Annette
Welfare effects of a disease eradication programme for dairy goats
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Muri, K., Leine, N., Valle, P. S.
The Norwegian dairy goat industry has largely succeeded in controlling caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) and paratuberculosis through a voluntary disease eradication programme called Healthier Goats (HG). The aim of this study was to apply an on-farm welfare...
A prospective exploration of farm, farmer, and animal characteristics in human-animal relationships: an epidemiological survey
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Roches, A. de B. des, Veissier, I., Boivin, X., Gilot-Fromont, E., Mounier, L.
Human-animal relationships are essential for dairy farming. They affect work comfort and efficiency, as well as milk production. A poor human-animal relationship can result in stress and accidents to both animals and caretakers and needs to be improved. However, many studies have demonstrated...
Are domestic pigs ( Sus scrofa domestica) able to use complex human-given cues to find a hidden reward?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nawroth, C., Ebersbach, M., Borell, E. von
Understanding human-animal interactions in livestock production systems is crucial for improving animal welfare. It is therefore of general interest to investigate how livestock animals obtain information from humans. By using an object-choice paradigm, we investigated whether domestic pigs (...
Human-animal interactions and safety during dairy cattle handling - comparing moving cows to milking and hoof trimming
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lindahl, C., Pinzke, S., Herlin, A., Keeling, L. J.
Cattle handling is a dangerous activity on dairy farms, and cows are a major cause of injuries to livestock handlers. Even if dairy cows are generally tranquil and docile, when situations occur that they perceive or remember as aversive, they may become agitated and hazardous to handle. This...
Pet dog management practices among a representative sample of owners in Victoria, Australia
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.
It is often assumed that pet dogs experience better welfare than livestock production animals because many owners consider them to be members of the family and, collectively, spend billions of dollars on them annually. However, this assumption is not based on scientific evidence, and a...
Keeper-animal interactions: differences between the behaviour of zoo animals affect stockmanship
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ward, S. J., Melfi, V.
Stockmanship is a term used to describe the management of animals with a good stockperson someone who does this in a in a safe, effective, and low-stress manner for both the stock-keeper and animals involved. Although impacts of unfamiliar zoo visitors on animal behaviour have been extensively...
Suitability of species kept as pets
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Whitehead, M. L., Vaughan-Jones, C.
The importance of pets to families
The current state of welfare, housing and husbandry of the English pet rabbit population
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rooney, N. J., Blackwell, E. J., Mullan, S. M., Saunders, R., Baker, P. E., Hill, J. M., Sealey, C. E., Turner, M. J., Held, S. D.
A Cow's Eye View? Cattle Empathy and Ethics in Screen Representations of Temple Grandin
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Claire Henry
Temple Grandin has been a captivating figure for both animal and disability studies, and for filmmakers. Known for designing more humane livestock handling processes in the US cattle industry, and for her books and public speaking on autism, Grandin’s celebrity then became popularly...
Student perceptions of animal use in society
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bennett-Wimbush, K., Amstutz, M. D., Willoughby, D.
The purpose of this study was to determine the demographic characteristics that affect students' attitudes regarding animal use. Incoming freshman (n=136) completed a 20-question survey (Likert scale 1-5; range 20-100, summed and reported as a composite score) regarding perceptions of animal...
Welfare of aged horses
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): McGowan, C.
Horses form a unique and special part of their owners' lives and aged horses are no exception. This review considers the health and management of aged horses, including the role of the owner and their perceptions of aged horses, potential threats or risks to their welfare and finally, factors...
Early domestication and farming: what should we know or do for a better understanding?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vigne, J. D.
This paper aims to identify a series of conceptual, strategic and technological challenges facing archaeozoology (and archaeobotany) in order to better understand when, where, how and why plant and animal domestication and farming developed during the last 12 000 years. Situated at the interface...
Are we ignoring neutral and negative human-animal relationships in zoos?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hosey, G., Melfi, V.