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  1. Allowing captive marmosets to choose the size and position of their nest box

    Contributor(s):: Hosey, G. R., Jacques, M., Burton, M.

    Preferences for nest box size and position were tested in two groups of common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus jacchus). One group consisted of a mother, her two adult sons and one adult daughter, and the other comprised a breeding pair, their two adult sons and two adult daughters. In a pre-test...

  2. Evaluating a concept for an animal welfare assessment system providing decision support using qualitative interviews

    Contributor(s):: Vaarst, M.

    Qualitative interviews of farmers were carried out as part of a project focusing on developing animal welfare assessment systems (AWASs) in dairy, pig and mink production systems (26 farms in total). The aims of the interviews were to investigate farmers' perceptions and experience of how an AWAS...

  3. Mechanisms of decision-making and the interpretation of choice tests

    Contributor(s):: Bateson, M.

    Choice tests are commonly used to measure animals' preferences, and the results of such tests are used to make recommendations regarding animal husbandry. An implicit assumption underlying the majority of choice tests is that the preferences obtained are independent of the set of options...

  4. Science in the Service of Animal Welfare, UFAW Symposium, Edinburgh, UK, 2-4 April 2003

    Contributor(s):: Kirkwood, J. K., Roberts, E. A., Vickery, S.

    This paper contains 34 topics covering the assessment, ethics, policy and care of domestic, zoo, laboratory and wild animals.

  5. Pet selection counseling: finding a friend for life

    Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K.