"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...
All take and no give?
Contributor(s):: Honey, L.
Responsibility to prevent mental suffering in animals
Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J.
Suitability of species kept as pets
Contributor(s):: Whitehead, M. L., Vaughan-Jones, C.
One Health: The complex issue of dog bites
Contributor(s):: Bailey, D., Leicester, L.
Primates kept as pets: EFRACom calls for more data
The importance of pets to families
The avoidance of farmyards by European badgers Meles meles in a medium density population
Contributor(s):: Mullen, E. M., MacWhite, T., Maher, P. K., Kelly, D. J., Marples, N. M., Good, M.
Mycobacterium bovis (TB) in cattle is a disease with far-reaching economic effects throughout Europe but especially in Great Britain and Ireland. Wildlife reservoirs, in particular the European badger Meles meles, continue to play an important role in the transmission of the disease, although the...
Stare of the Dog
A cross-sectional epidemiological study of prevalence and severity of bit-induced oral trauma in polo ponies and race horses
Contributor(s):: Mata, F., Johnson, C., Bishop, C.
Bit and bridle accessories improperly fitted in ridden horses can cause oral trauma such as bone spurs, commissure ulceration, and tongue lacerations. This study was used to identify, grade, and compare the types of oral traumas commonly found within polo ponies and race horses. Injuries were...
A Critical Analysis of the British Horseracing Authority's Review of the Use of the Whip in Horseracing
Contributor(s):: Bidda Jones, Jed Goodfellow, James Yeates, Paul D. Mcgreevy
There is increasing controversy about the use of the whip as a performance aid in Thoroughbred horseracing and its impact on horse welfare. This paper offers a critical analysis of the British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) 2011 Report Responsible Regulation:A Review of the Use of the...
Do Formal Inspections Ensure that British Zoos Meet and Improve on Minimum Animal Welfare Standards?
Contributor(s):: Chris Draper, William Browne, Stephen Harris
We analysed two consecutive inspection reports for each of 136 British zoos made by government-appointed inspectors between 2005 and 2011 to assess how well British zoos were complying with minimum animal welfare standards; median interval between inspections was 1,107 days. There was no...
Dog team walking: inter-corporeal identities, blindness and reciprocal guiding
Contributor(s):: Andrew, Stevenson
Who Gets Charlie? The Emergence of Pet Custody Disputes in Family Law: Adapting Theoretical Tools from Child Law
Contributor(s):: Rook, Deborah
'Saving the Lives of Our Dogs': The Development of Canine Distemper Vaccine in Interwar Britain
Contributor(s):: Bresalier, Michael
Death of a faithful dog: impact and meaning
Contributor(s):: Lawrence, Elizabeth A.
Horse in British prehistory: some speculations
Contributor(s):: Moore-Colyer, R. J.
Potential welfare impacts of kill-trapping European moles ( Talpa europaea) using scissor traps and duffus traps: a post mortem examination study
Contributor(s):: Baker, S. E., Shaw, R. F., Atkinson, R. P. D., West, P., Macdonald, D. W.
Moles are widely trapped as pests on farms and amenity land in Britain. Spring traps for killing mammals generally require welfare approval in the UK, but mole traps are exempt. Previous research demonstrated wide variation in the mechanical performance of mole traps. In this context, we aimed to...
The Cayman Turtle Farm: why we can't have our green turtle and eat it too
Contributor(s):: D'Cruze, N., Alcock, R., Donnelly, M.
The Cayman Turtle Farm (CTF) is the only facility in the world that commercially produces green sea turtles ( Chelonia mydas) for human consumption. The CTF has operated at a significant financial loss for much of its 45 years history and is maintained by substantial Cayman Island Government...
Reasons for relinquishment and return of domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus ) to rescue shelters in the UK
Contributor(s):: Casey, R. A., Vandenbussche, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Roberts, M. A.
Significant numbers of cats enter rescue and re-homing facilities each year, over half of which are relinquished directly by owners. Identifying the reasons why owners decide to give up their pet is an important step in the development of education strategies to encourage retention of cats by...