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Say "Neigh" to Abuse: On the Treatment of Horses and Mules in the Civil War
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Contributor(s):: Anika N. Jensen
The stuffed head of Old Baldy, General George Meade’s favorite horse, can be found mounted on the wall of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum in Philadelphia. General Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveler, received gifts and international adoration even after the war’s end, and...
Christian theology and the status of animals : the dominant tradition and its alternatives
Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, Ryan Patrick
Behavior after ovariohysterectomy in the dog: what's normal?
Contributor(s):: Hardie, E. M., Hansen, B. D., Carroll, G. S.
Twenty dogs were anaesthetized, but did not undergo surgery (control group). 22 dogs underwent laparotomy and ovariohysterectomy (surgery group). Dogs in the control and surgery groups were further assigned on a random basis to either oxymorphone or placebo groups (group O or P). Dogs in group O...
Behavioural and physiological responses of calves to dehorning by heat cauterization with or without local anaesthesia
Contributor(s):: Graf, B., Senn, M.
Behavioural and physiological reactions to thermal dehorning were studied in separate groups of 4- to 6-week-old calves after injection of a local anaesthetic (A, 5 ml lidocaine, Lidocaine-Hyaluronidase 2
Physiological measurements after ovariohysterectomy in dogs: what's normal?
Contributor(s):: Hansen, B. D., Hardie, E. M., Carroll, G. S.
Twenty-two pet dogs presented to the North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for elective ovariohysterectomy were treated with oxymorphone 2.5 mg/msuperscript 2 (Surgery-O group, 11 dogs) or placebo (Surgery-P group, 11 dogs) immediately before the induction of anaesthesia...
The human-animal relationship and its importance in pig production
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L.
Studies have shown that the behaviour of the handler may cause stress in pigs and adversely affect growth and especially reproductive performance.
Therapeutic horseback riding
Contributor(s):: Potter, J. T., Evans, J. W., Nolt, B. H., Jr.
An interesting use of the horse: therapeutic riding
Contributor(s):: Castelli, P., Canali, E., Verga, M.
Some features of an ultrasonic study of bovine foetal kinesis
Contributor(s):: Fraser, A. F.
The effect of beak trimming on food intake, feeding behaviour and body weight in adult hens
Contributor(s):: Gentle, M. J., Hughes, B. O., Hubrecht, R. C.
Beak trimming in adult hens caused a temporary fall in food intake which was not followed by a compensatory hyperphagia, and body weight was reduced for at least 6 weeks. Removal of half the beak had more effect than removing one-third, and the consequences were greater when the hens were fed...
Fear levels in laying hens carried by hand and by mechanical conveyors
Contributor(s):: Scott, G. B., Moran, P.
The fear levels of 5 groups of 16 end-of-lay hens were assessed on 3 consecutive days using the tonic immobility test. The groups were subjected to the following conditions: Group 1 to conveyance on a flat belt conveyor; Group 2 to inversion and conveyance by hand; Group 3 to conveyance by a...
Contributor(s):: Sawyer, D. C.
Observations on disease-associated preferred body temperatures in reptiles
Contributor(s):: Warwick, C.
Case studies of disease in reptiles held privately and in other collections over a 12-year period implied that while behaviourally thermoregulated, and imposed, warmer temperatures appeared often to assist recovery; in other cases imposed warmer temperatures accelerated the disease, resulting in...
The effects of restraint, handling, simulated and real transport in the pig (with reference to man and other species)
Contributor(s):: Stephens, D. B., Perry, G. C.
Whilst the processes and effects of animal transportation can be described in direct terms, they can also be regarded as fear-inducing challenges. Some of the physiological and behavioural responses of pigs to aspects of simulated and real transport were examined. Evidence from other species is...
Behavioural observations of puppies undergoing tail docking
Contributor(s):: Noonan, G. J., Rand, J. S., Blackshaw, J. K., Priest, J.
Tails were docked from 50 puppies of traditionally docked breeds, and the behaviours were recorded at docking and at 5 second intervals for the first minute followed by 10 second intervals until the pup settled to sleep. All puppies vocalized intensely (shrieking) at the time of amputation of the...
Behavioural response to mixing of entire bulls, vasectomised bulls and steers
Contributor(s):: Mohan Raj, A. B., Moss, B. W., McCaughey, W. J., McLauchlan, W., Kilpatrick, D. J., McGaughey, S. J.
Four groups of cattle each consisting of 2 entire bulls, 2 vasectomized bulls and 2 steers, were created by mixing the constituent animals together and their homosexual (teasing and mounting) and aggressive (butting and pushing) behaviours were investigated in detail for the initial 4-h period....
Heart-rate of red deer during routine handling procedures taking account of motor activity and basal metabolic rate
Contributor(s):: Price, S., Sibly, R.
Novel box breeding has variable effects on heart rate and cortisol response of cattle
Contributor(s):: Lay, D. C., Friend, T. H., Grissom, K. K., Hale, R. L., Bowers, C. L.
In 7 experiments, cattle of different sex classes (bulls, steers, and cows), age (2-10 years), and breed (Angus, Hereford, and Braford) were subjected, one at a time, to restraint by a standard squeeze chute (cattle crush) or a novel 'breeding box' in order to compare each method's effects on...
The effects of aversively handling pigs, either individually or in groups, on their behaviour, growth and corticosteroids
The influence of three handling treatments, imposed for 10 weeks from 15 kg liveweight, on the behaviour, growth, subsequent reproductive performance and free corticosteroid concentrations were studied in 60 female pigs. The pleasant treatment involved individually handling the pig in a pleasant...
The influence of handling by humans on the behaviour, reproduction and corticosteroids of male and female pigs
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L., Hansen, C.
The influence of three handling treatments was studied in 15 male and 30 female pigs. Two handling treatments, considered as pleasant and unpleasant, were imposed for 5 min, three times a week from 11 weeks of age. The third handling treatment involved minimal contact with humans from 11 weeks of...