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  1. The effects of simulated transport on the behaviour of eastern blue tongued lizards ( Tiliqua scincoides)

    Contributor(s):: Mancera, K., Murray, P. J., Gao, Y. N., Lisle, A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    There is widespread transport of reptiles for the pet trade throughout the world and the 'dead on arrival' rates are high. The eastern blue tongued (EBT) lizard ( Tiliqua scincoides; Order: Squamata; suborder: Lacertilia) is particularly popular due to its unusual blue tongue. Noise, vibration...

  2. Are severely depressed suckling pigs resistant to gas euthanasia?

    Contributor(s):: Sadler, L. J., Karriker, L. A., Schwartz, K. J., Johnson, A. K., Widowski, T. M., Wang, C., Sutherland, M. A., Millman, S. T.

    Severely depressed pigs exhibit differences in a number of important parameters that may affect gas euthanasia, including decreased respiration rate and tidal volume. Hence, the objectives of this study were to assess the efficacy and animal welfare implications of gas euthanasia of suckling pigs...

  3. Assessing ridden horse behavior: professional judgment and physiological measures

    Contributor(s):: Hall, C., Kay, R., Yarnell, K.

    The assessment of ridden horse behavior by 12 equestrian professionals (riding instructors n=4, riders n=4, veterinarians n=4) was compared with observed behavior and physiological measures (salivary cortisol and eye temperature). Horses (n=10) were ridden at walk, trot, and canter in a...

  4. Assessment of ridden horse behavior

    Contributor(s):: Hall, C., Huws, N., White, C., Taylor, E., Owen, H., McGreevy, P.

    Assessments of the behavior of ridden horses form the basis of performance evaluation. The purpose of any performance being evaluated will determine the factors considered important, factors indicative of "poor" performance, and what makes a successful equine athlete. Currently, there is no...

  5. Body weight affects behavioural indication of thermal nociceptive threshold in adult domestic cats ( Felis catus)

    Contributor(s):: Farnworth, M. J., Barrett, L. A., Adams, N. J., Beausoleil, N. J., Hekman, M., Thomas, D. G., Waran, N. K., Stafford, K. J.

    Carbon dioxide (CO 2) thermal lasers have previously been validated for the assessment of nociception in cats. This experiment sought to assess the potential impact of factors associated with age, sex, body weight and sterilisation upon nociceptive threshold as measured by latency to display a...

  6. Periods of early development and the effects of stimulation and social experiences in the canine

    Contributor(s):: Battaglia, C. L.

    It is not capacity that explains the differences that exist between individuals, because most seem to have far more capacity than they will ever use. The differences that exist between individuals seem to be related to something else. Researchers have studied these phenomena and have looked for...

  7. Behavior and performance in primiparous sows of two Min pig hybrid breeds in outdoor housing systems

    Contributor(s):: Liu, HongGui, Wang, Chao, Lv, Jing, Yu, YunQing, Zhang, JunLing, Bao, Jun

  8. Effects of two substrate types on the behaviour, cleanliness and thermoregulation of dairy calves

    Contributor(s):: Sutherland, M. A., Stewart, M., Schutz, K. E.

  9. Loading density and welfare of goat kids during long distance road transport

    Contributor(s):: Hindle, V. A., Reimert, H. G. M., Werf, J. T. N. van der, Lambooij, E.

  10. Preference of beef cattle for feedlot or pasture environments

    Contributor(s):: Lee, C., Fisher, A. D., Colditz, I. G., Lea, J. M., Ferguson, D. M.

  11. Preliminary investigations into the use of microwave energy for reversible stunning of sheep

    Contributor(s):: Small, A., McLean, D., Keates, H., Owen, J. S., Ralph, J.

  12. Providing elevated 'getaway bunks' to nursing mink dams improves their health and welfare

    Contributor(s):: Dawson, L., Buob, M., Haley, D., Miller, S., Stryker, J., Quinton, M., Mason, G.

  13. Seasonal pattern of salivary cortisol secretion in the greater one-horned rhino ( Rhinoceros unicornis)

    Contributor(s):: Menargues, A., Urios, V., Liminana, R.

  14. Shrink and mortality of beef cattle during long distance transportation

    Contributor(s):: Teke, B.

  15. Sickness behaviours in ducks include anorexia but not lethargy

    Contributor(s):: Marais, M., Maloney, S. K., Gray, D. A.

  16. The effect of rearing environment on feather pecking in young and adult laying hens

    Contributor(s):: Gilani, A. M., Knowles, T. G., Nicol, C. J.

  17. Role of abiotic factors on the development and life history of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)

    Contributor(s):: Leslie Holmes

    Hermetia illucens (L.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) has been found to successfully reduce manure in confined animal feeding operations of poultry, swine and bovine. In equatorial climates, H. illucens is active year round, however, in more temperate climates they are only active during the warmer...

  18. Climate affects calf birth weights and calving difficulty

    Contributor(s):: Gene H. Deutscher, Dave Colburn, Rex Davis

    A six-year study was conducted to investigate effects of winter temperatures on two-year-old cows (n=285) and their subsequent calf birth weights and calving difficulty in the spring. The winter of 1992-93 (coldest) was 11 degrees F colder than the winter of 1994-95 (warmest). The coldest winter...

  19. Effect of increasing temperature on space requirements of group housed finishing pigs

    Contributor(s):: Spoolder, H. A. M., Aarnink, A. A. J., Vermeer, H. M., Riel, J. van, Edwards, S. A.

  20. Influence of teeth resection on the skin temperature and acute phase response in newborn piglets

    Contributor(s):: Llamas Moya, S., Boyle, L. A., Lynch, P. B., Arkins, S.