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Animal-dependent veterinary staff: too much of a good thing
Contributor(s):: Milani, M.
Coping with the culture of praise
Behavioral health staff's perceptions of pet-assisted therapy: an exploratory study
Contributor(s):: Rossetti, J., DeFabiis, S., Belpedio, C.
Role of the veterinary nurse in Euthanasia and pet loss support
Contributor(s):: McNeill, B.
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...
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
Occupational stress in veterinary nurses: roles of the work environment and own companion animal
Contributor(s):: Black, A. F., Winefield, H. R., Chur-Hansen, A.
Veterinary nursing has been identified as an occupation at risk for occupational stress and burnout, but a better understanding of job stressors and influencing factors is needed. The aim of this study was to examine occupational stress in a veterinary nursing population based on established work...
Stunning and killing of edible crabs ( Cancer pagurus )
Contributor(s):: Roth, B., Oines, S.
The stunning and killing efficiency of ice, superchilling (N2 gas), freezing (-37 degrees C), gradual heating (40 degrees C), boiling, piercing of ganglia, salt baths (NaCl and KCl), gas (CO2) and electricity (50 Hz AC) on edible crabs was studied. Results showed that electricity was the most...
Making clients with disabilities feel welcome
Contributor(s):: Eames, E., Eames, T.