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  1. The companion dog as a model for human aging and mortality

    Contributor(s):: jessica m hoffman, Kate E. Creevy, Alexander Franks, Dan G O'Neill, Daniel E. L. Promislow

    Around the world, human populations have experienced large increases in average lifespan over the last 150 years, and while individuals are living longer, they are spending more years of life with multiple chronic morbidities. Researchers have used numerous laboratory animal models to...

  2. 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...

  3. Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases

    Contributor(s):: Dharmage, S. C., Lodge, C. L., Matheson, M. C., Campbell, B., Lowe, A. J.

  4. Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.

  5. Measuring the success of a farm animal welfare education event

    Contributor(s):: Jamieson, J., Reiss, M. J., Allen, D., Asher, L., Wathes, C. M., Abeyesinghe, S. M.

  6. Feather damaging behaviour in parrots: a review with consideration of comparative aspects

    Contributor(s):: Zeeland, Y. R. A. van, Spruit, B. M., Rodenburg, T. B., Riedstra, B., Hierden, Y. M. van, Buitenhuis, B., Korte, S. M., Lumeij, J. T.

    Feather damaging behaviour (also referred to as feather picking or feather plucking) is a behavioural disorder that is frequently encountered in captive parrots. This disorder has many characteristics that are similar to trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder in humans. Unfortunately, to...

  7. AIDS, canines and zoonoses: risks and benefits of visits

    Contributor(s):: Evans, K. M.

  8. Muscle disorders and rehabilitation in canine athletes. (Neuromuscular diseases)

    Contributor(s):: Steiss, J. E.

  9. Special Issue: One health: the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment. (Special Issue: One health: the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment.)

    Contributor(s):: Monath, T. P., Kahn, L. H., Kaplan, B.

    This special issue contains articles on the use of animal-assisted therapy for humans, zoonoses and disease control in domestic, laboratory and wild animals.

  10. Crib-biting behavior in horses: a review

    Contributor(s):: Wickens, C. L., Heleski, C. R.

    During the past decade, stereotypic behavior in horses, specifically crib-biting behavior, has received considerable attention in the scientific literature. Epidemiological and experimental studies designed to investigate crib-biting behavior have provided valuable insight into the prevalence,...

  11. The effects of fear and anxiety on health and lifespan in pet dogs

    Contributor(s):: Dreschel, N. A.

    Fear and anxiety-related behaviors are common in pet dogs and are likely to cause a physiological stress response in individuals that are exposed to those things they find fear or anxiety-inducing. Stress responses are related to a number of changes in hormonal and immune modulation and have been...

  12. The relationship between childhood cruelty to animals and psychological adjustment: a Malaysian study

    Contributor(s):: Mellor, D., Yeow, J., Norul Hidayah bt, Mamat, Noor Fizlee bt Mohd, Hapidzal

    In Western research, cruelty to animals in childhood has been associated with comorbid conduct problems and with interpersonal violence in later life. However, there is little understanding of the aetiology of cruelty to animals, and what in the child's life may require attention if the chain...

  13. A survey assessment of the incidence of fur-chewing in commercial chinchilla ( Chinchilla lanigera ) farms

    Contributor(s):: Ponzio, M. F., Busso, J. M., Ruiz, R. D., Cuneo, F. M. de

    Chinchilla lanigera intensive breeding programmes are affected by an abnormal repetitive behaviour called 'fur-chewing', yet the aetiology is still unknown and little scientific work has been published on this condition. Recent studies have supported the idea that fur-chewing is a stress-related...

  14. Comparison of indoor and captive, free-roaming management in golden-headed lion tamarins ( Leontopithecus chrysomelas ) at Zurich Zoo

    Contributor(s):: Steinmetz, H. W., Zingg, R., Ossent, P., Eulenberger, U., Clauss, M., Hatt, J. M.

    Traditional husbandry practices for the public display of Callitrichidae involve strict separation of animals and public. An important consideration for the evaluation of such management is the occurrence of health problems and potential zoonotic risks. This study compared animal data and...