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  1. Environmentally enriching American mink ( Neovison vison) increases lymphoid organ weight and skeletal symmetry, and reveals differences between two sub-types of stereotypic behaviour

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diez-Leon, M., Bursian, S., Galicia, D., Napolitano, A., Palme, R., Mason, G.

    Enrichment studies for wild carnivores (e.g., in zoos) are often short-term, use enrichments of unknown motivational significance, and focus on glucocorticoids and stereotypic behaviour (SB),...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/57623

  2. The use of positive reinforcement in training zebra sharks ( Stegostoma fasciatum)

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marranzino, A.

    Positive reinforcement training (PRT) was used on 4 adult zebra sharks, Stegostoma fasciatum, housed at the Downtown Aquarium, Denver, to determine the ability of zebra sharks to become...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/40111

  3. Review of human-animal interactions and their impact on animal productivity and welfare

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Idrus, Zulkifli

    Humans and animals are in regular and at times close contact in modern intensive farming systems. The quality of human-animal interactions can have a profound impact on the productivity and...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/40083

  4. Genetic and dietary effects on chicken heterophil function and immune response to Salmonella enteritidis

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Sarah Beth Redmond, Susan J. Lamont (adviser)

    The function of the chicken innate immune system against pathogens is affected by genetic background and immune modulating diet. Heterophils from broiler, Leghorn, and Fayoumi birds showed...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/2306

  5. Reduction in mucosal barrier markers with soy protein diet but not Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in DSS-treated mice

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Huanyi Jiang, Ruth S. MacDonald (adviser)

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a common ailment affecting people of all ages. Even though the pathogenesis of IBD has not been fully elucidated, there is evidence that it involves...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/2198

  6. Whole transcriptome response of chicken spleen and peripheral blood leukocytes to avian pathogenic Escherichia coli

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Erin Elizabeth Sandford, Susan J. Lamont (adviser)

    A greater understanding of the immune response after infection can form the necessary foundation of knowledge needed to enhance immunity through genetic selection. Whole genome microarrays allow...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/2049

  7. Main causes of poor welfare in intensively reared dairy cows. (Special Issue: Criteria and methods for the assessment of animal welfare.)

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Abeni, F., Bertoni, G.

    The aim of this review is to summarise the main causes of poor welfare in intensively reared dairy cows. Intensive farming systems are considered, both from a structural and a managerial point of...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/17133

  8. An investigation of the relationship between adrenal activity, social rank and immunocompetence in pregnant sows kept in different housing conditions

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zanella, A. J., Mendl, M. T., Broom, D. M.

    1991 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 30 1-2 175-176 0168-1591 English text

    http://habricentral.org/resources/15743

  9. Social behaviour and immunologival correlates in group-housed laboratory does

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Held, S. D. E., Turner, R. J., Wootton, R. J.

    1994 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 40 1 82 0168-1591 English text

    http://habricentral.org/resources/11403

  10. The welfare of gestating sows in conventional stalls and large groups on deep litter

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Karlen, G. A. M., Hemsworth, P. H., Gonyou, H. W., Fabrega, E., Strom, A. D., Smits, R. J.

    Confinement of breeding sows and gilts is a controversial welfare issue in livestock production and there is worldwide interest in finding alternative housing systems for gestating pigs. This...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/12083

  11. Behaviour, stress and health: where do we stand?

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dantzer, R.

    1994 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 40 1 75-76 0168-1591 English text

    http://habricentral.org/resources/10377

  12. Neuroendocrine integration of stress and significance of stress for the performance of farm animals

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Borell, E. von

    1995 Applied Animal Behaviour Science 44 2/4 219-227 0168-1591 English Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry with Animal Clinic, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg,...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/9709

  13. Assessment of welfare from physiological and behavioural responses of New Zealand dairy cows exposed to cold and wet conditions

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Webster, J. R., Stewart, M., Rogers, A. R., Verkerk, G. A.

    There is a need to assess the welfare of dairy cows that live outdoors under cold and wet conditions. This study combined a number of techniques to measure stress and make an assessment of welfare...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/8141

  14. Quality of life means welfare: how is it related to other concepts and assessed?

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Broom, D. M.

    Our view of which individuals should be the subjects of our moral actions is expanding to include more people and more species. Animal welfare is the subject of rapidly increasing concern in most...

    http://habricentral.org/resources/6877