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  1. Factors Associated with High Live Release for Dogs at a Large, Open-Admission, Municipal Shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Gary J. Patronek, Abbi Crowe

    Better understanding of factors contributing to live release (rehoming) may help shelters improve outcomes. In this study, data were analyzed for all dogs (n = 21,409) admitted over a two-year period for the primary purpose of rehoming at a high-volume, open-intake municipal shelter performing...

  2. Environmental enrichment exerts anxiolytic effects in the Indian field mouse (Mus booduga)

    | Contributor(s):: Varman, D. R., Ganapathy, Marimuthu, Rajan, K. E.

  3. The behaviour of male fattening pigs following either surgical castration or vaccination with a GnRF vaccine

    | Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, J., Laister, S., Koller, M., Pfutzner, A., Grodzycki, M., Andrews, S., Schmoll, F.

    Vaccination of male fattening pigs with a gonadotropin releasing factor (GnRF) vaccine is regarded as a possible solution to solve the welfare problem associated with surgical castration, which causes pain and stress even when performed under local or general anaesthesia. The objective of the...

  4. Science and values in risk assessment: the case of deliberate release of genetically engineered organisms

    | Contributor(s):: Kasanmoentalib, S.

    To make more responsible decisions regarding risk and to understand disagreements and controversies in risk assessments, it is important to know how and where values are infused into risk assessment and how they are embedded in the conclusions. In this article an attempt is made to disentangle...

  5. Effect of hypothalamic factor treatments on the behaviour of sows during lactation and on their behavioural and cortisol responses to weaning

    | Contributor(s):: Passille, A. M. B. de, Robert, S., Dubreuil, P., Pelletier, G., Brazeau, P.

    The effects of daily treatments between Days 5 and 25 of lactation with growth hormone-releasing factor (GRF:20 micro g/kg) and thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF: 1 or 9 micro g/kg) on the behaviour of 51 primiparous lactating sows and on their behavioural and cortisol response to weaning...

  6. Group housing of farmed silver fox cubs

    | Contributor(s):: Ahola, L., Mononen, J., Pyykonen, T., Miskala, M.

    In the present study, the effects of social environment on the welfare of farmed silver fox cubs were clarified. After weaning, cubs from silver fox litters were housed (1) singly, (2) in litters until the end of September and thereafter singly, or (3) in litters throughout their growing season....

  7. Habituation, capture and relocation of Sykes monkeys ( Cercopithecus mitis albotorquatus ) on the coast of Kenya

    | Contributor(s):: Moinde, N. N., Suleman, M. A., Higashi, H., Hau, J.

    The objective of this project was to collect scientific data to assist in the development of guidelines for the humane relocation of threatened and endangered arboreal non-human primate species. A troop of 31 Lowland Sykes monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis albotorquatus) was habituated to fruit bait...

  8. The survival and welfare of hedgehogs ( Erinaceus europaeus ) after release back into the wild

    | Contributor(s):: Reeve, N. J.

    Ten female hedgehogs were released into a rural woodland area (Surrey, UK) with a low natural hedgehog density, and radio-tracked for up to 108 days. 2 hedgehogs were also released in an urban area with an established hedgehog population and tracked for 109 and 131 days respectively. Most of the...