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  1. Animal-dependent veterinary staff: Too much of a good thing

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    | Contributor(s):: Myrna Milani

    Ideally, everyone working in a veterinary practice chooses to do so following an educational process and personal experiences that imbued them with a strong desire to work with animals and people, as well as a strong interest in medical science and technology. However, sometimes the...

  2. $250 000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, J. F.

  3. $250,000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, J. F.

  4. 'Letting them go' - agricultural retirement and human-livestock relations

    | Contributor(s):: Riley, M.

    Through a focus on agricultural retirement, this paper extends on the recent work considering human-livestock relations. Drawing on research conducted in Hampshire and West Sussex (UK), the paper utilises farmers' narratives of farm work and retirement to explore the themes of [dis]connection...

  5. 'Peternity' leave could boost attendance

  6. (Your) Life's book

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    (Your) Life’s book Two pets in each home!ANIMALS ARE ANGELS and the fact is you came to this world with the RIGHT to have two of these angels at your home, so is the Nature’s law, so is the reality, the rest, is MATRIX, blablabla and political interest. And look that right is a...

  7. A case study employing operant conditioning to reduce stress of capture for red-bellied tamarins ( Saguinus labiatus )

    | Contributor(s):: Owen, Y., Amory, J. R.

    Traditional techniques used to capture New World monkeys, such as net capture, can induce high levels of acute stress detrimental to welfare. Alternatively, training nonhuman animals via operant conditioning to voluntarily participate in husbandry and/or veterinary practices is accepted as a...

  8. A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo. (Special Issue: Zoo animal welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Carlstead, K.

    Research on intensively farmed animals over the past 25 years has shown that human-animal interactions, by affecting the animal's fear of humans, can markedly limit the productivity and welfare of farm animals. This article begins to explore some of the factors that need to be considered to...

  9. A framework for the design and development of physical employment tests and standards

    | Contributor(s):: Payne, W., Harvey, J.

  10. A longitudinal study of veterinary students and recent graduates. 1. Backgrounds, plans and subsequent employment

    | Contributor(s):: Heath, T. J., Lynch-Blosse, M., Lanyon, A.

  11. A model of stockperson-animal interactions and their implications for livestock

    | Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.

    This chapter presents a model of human-animal interactions in livestock production based on the factors involved in the relationship between stockperson and farm animal variables, including the influence of stockperson attitudes on his/her behaviour and of stockperson behaviour on animal...

  12. A possible relationship between the flinch, step and kick response and milk yield in lactating cows

    | Contributor(s):: Willis, G. L.

    The av. milk yield and incidence of flinching, kicking and stepping during teatcup placement and removal (FSK response) were both higher among 10 randomly selected Friesian X Jersey cows in periods of 5 and 4 days when they were milked by one herdsman than in 5 days when they were milked by...

  13. A preliminary model of human-animal relationships in the zoo

    | Contributor(s):: Hosey, G.

    The concept of the human-animal relationship (HAR) is widely used in farm animal research to describe the outcome of the different qualities and quantities of interaction between stockpersons and the animals in their care. Thus, negative, positive or neutral HARs may result from the effect of...

  14. A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals

    | Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.

    The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...

  15. A study of the relationships between the attitudinal and behavioural profiles of stockpersons and the level of fear of human and reproductive performance of commercial pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L., Coleman, G. J., Hansen, C.

    Animals on 19 commercial farms were studied. The level of fear of humans by sows was assessed by observing their approach behaviour to an experimenter in a standard 3-min test.The time taken to enter an area within 0.5 m of the experimenter was related to farrowing rate (P

  16. A survey of the attitudes of stakeholders in the zoo industry towards the husbandry requirements of captive Great Apes

    | Contributor(s):: Fernie, A. C., Tribe, A., Murray, P. J., Lisle, A., Phillips, C. J. C.

  17. A survey of veterinarians in the US: euthanasia and other end-of-life issues

    | Contributor(s):: Dickinson, G. E., Roof, P. D., Roof, K. W.

    A stressful aspect of veterinary medicine is the euthanasia of animals, especially companion animals. The veterinarian must relate to both the suffering animal and the grieving client. An objective of this project was to assess veterinarians' need for training on how to help themselves and their...

  18. A veterinarian's role in helping pet owners with decision making. (Special Issue: Palliative medicine and hospice care.)

    | Contributor(s):: Shanan, A.

    End-of-life care frequently requires owners and veterinarians to make decisions of monumental consequences while feeling they sorely lack essential information. This feeling can be distressing to owners and veterinarians and lead to strains in their relationship. This article illustrates an...

  19. Administration of a NSAID (meloxicam) affects lying behaviour after caesarean section in beef cows

    | Contributor(s):: Barrier, A. C., Coombs, T. M., Dwyer, C. M., Haskell, M. J., Goby, L.

    Very little is known about the pain experienced by cattle following caesarean section and hence little consideration has been given to managing it. Thus the purpose of this study was to investigate activity-related behavioural changes in response to pain, by pre-emptively administering a long...

  20. Adult Protective Services and Animal Welfare: Should Animal Abuse and Neglect Be Assessed During Adult Protective Services Screening?

    | Contributor(s):: Peak, Terry, Ascione, Frank, Doney, Jylisa