Management strategies in farrowing house to improve piglet pre-weaning survival and growth
Contributor(s):: Vila, R. M., Tummaruk, P.
Post-partum and lactation are the most complex periods in the swine production chain. Newborn pigs are highly vulnerable due to relatively low body weight at birth and physiological immaturity. Most of the management strategies performed in farrowing houses are oriented to ensure a proper level...
Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries
Contributor(s):: Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.
The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...
How do human-animal emotional relationships influence public perceptions of animal use?
Contributor(s):: Cox, L., Montrose, T.
Human-animal emotional relationships have a complicated interplay with public perceptions of the morality of animal use. Humans may build emotional relationships with companion species. These species are not usually intensively farmed in the United Kingdom, but they may be utilized during animal...
The associations between animal-based welfare measures and the presence of indicators of food safety in finishing pigs
Contributor(s):: Alpigiani, I., Bacci, C., Keeling, L. J., Salman, M. D., Brindani, F., Pongolini, S., Hitchens, P. L., Bonardi, S.
Stressful housing and management practices affect animals, potentially increasing their receptiveness to pathogens. Since some pathogens do not lead to clinical signs of sickness, subclinical pigs could enter the food-chain, contaminating carcases and offal at slaughter, representing a threat to...
Practical veterinary forensics
Contributor(s):: Bailey, D.
The book serves as a reference for the reader to appreciate the current workload of a forensic vet and to provide an insight into the scale and complexity of the specialism that is veterinary forensics. Topics discussed are: introduction to veterinary forensics; forensic philosophy; law and...
Spatial and temporal analysis of factors associated with urban deer-vehicle collisions
Contributor(s):: McCance, Erin C., Baydack, Richard K., Walker, David J., Leask, Derek N.
Evaluating competing preferences of hunters and landowners for management of deer populations
Contributor(s):: D'Angelo, Gino J., Grund, Marrett D.
Reprioritizing avian conservation efforts
Contributor(s):: DeVault, Travis L.
Does body condition affect immediate post-capture survival of ungulates?
Contributor(s):: Bender, Louis C.
Morbidity and mortality in reptiles presented to a wildlife care facility in Central Illinois
Contributor(s):: Rivas, Anne E., Allender, Matthew C., Mitchell, Mark, Whittington, Julia K.
Examining patterns of animal-vehicle collisions in Alabama, USA
Contributor(s):: Chen, Xiongwen, Wu, Shuhong
Reliability and precision of pellet-group counts for estimating landscape-level deer density
Contributor(s):: deCalesta, David S.
Factors influencing survival and productivity of pronghorn in a semiarid grass-woodland in east-central New Mexico
Contributor(s):: Bender, Louis C., Boren, Jon C., Halbritter, Heather, Cox, Shad
Management of double-crested cormorants to improve sport fisheries in Michigan: three case studies
Contributor(s):: Dorr, B. S., Hanisch, S. L., Butchko, P. H., Fielder, D. G.
A rat-resistant artificial nest box for cavity-nesting birds
Contributor(s):: Pitt, W. C., Driscoll, L. C., VanderWerf, E. A.
Factors governing risk of cougar attacks on humans
Contributor(s):: Mattson, D., Logan, K., Sweanor, L.
Estimating annual vertebrate mortality on roads at Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Contributor(s):: Gerow, K., Kline, N. C., Swann, D. E., Pokorny, M.
Jump horse safety: reconciling public debate and Australian thoroughbred jump racing data, 2012-2014
Contributor(s):: Ruse, K., Davison, A., Bridle, K.
Thoroughbred jump racing sits in the spotlight of contemporary welfare and ethical debates about horse racing. In Australia, jump racing comprises hurdle and steeplechase races and has ceased in all but two states, Victoria and South Australia. This paper documents the size, geography,...
Health problems and risk factors associated with long haul transport of horses in Australia
Contributor(s):: Padalino, B., Hall, E., Raidal, S., Celi, P., Knight, P., Jeffcott, L., Muscatello, G.
Equine transportation is associated with a variety of serious health disorders causing economic losses. However; statistics on horse transport are limited and epidemiological data on transport related diseases are available only for horses transported to abattoirs for slaughter. This study...
Characteristics of a canine distemper virus outbreak in Dichato, Chile following the February 2010 earthquake
Contributor(s):: Garde, E., Perez, G., Acosta-Jamett, G., Bronsvoort, B. M.
Following the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Chile in February 2010, residents of Dichato reported high morbidity and mortality in dogs, descriptions of which resembled canine distemper virus (CDV). To assess the situation, free vaccine clinics were offered in April and May. Owner...