Reconciling Horse Welfare, Worker Safety, and Public Expectations: Horse Event Incident Management Systems in Australia
Contributor(s):: Julie M. Fiedler, Paul D. McGreevy
Human-horse interactions have a rich tradition and can be highly rewarding, particularly within sport and recreation pursuits, but they can also be dangerous or even life-threatening. In parallel, sport and recreation pursuits involving animals, including horses, are facing an increased level of...
Noise sensitivity in 17 dog breeds: prevalence, breed risk and correlation with fear in other situations
Contributor(s):: Storengen, L. M., Lingaas, F.
A web-based survey was conducted to estimate prevalence of noise sensitivity in 17 dog breeds in Norway ( n=5257). Major focus was on noise from fireworks, loud noises (bang/gunshots), thunderstorms and heavy traffic. The study also investigated risk factors as well as correlation with some other...
Lifelong care for your feline patients
Contributor(s):: Brunt, J.
A retrospective survey of riders' opinions of the use of saddle pads in horses
Contributor(s):: Hawson, L. A., McLean, A. N., McGreevy, P. D.
Horse riders have used layers between saddles and their horse's back since ancient times. Despite the apparent common usage of such layers, most research regarding pressures under horses' saddles seems to have been conducted without such layers present. An online survey of equestrian riders was...
New directions for zoo animal welfare science
Contributor(s):: Whitham, J. C., Wielebnowski, N.
Study of aggression by dogs, according to the kind of interaction between dog and victim and motivating circumstances in the accidents, Municipality of Sao Paulo, 2008 to 2009Estudo das agressoes por caes, segundo tipo de interacao entre cao e vitima
Contributor(s):: Paranhos, N. T., Silva, E. A., Bernardi, F., Mendes, M. C. N. C., Junqueira, D. M. A. G., Souza, I. O. M., Albuquerque, J. O. M., Alves, J. C. M., Machado, M. N. P.
Apparent prevalence of swine brucellosis in feral swine in the United States
Contributor(s):: Pedersen, K., Bevins, S. N., Schmit, B. S., Lutman, M. W., Milleson, M. P., Turnage, C. T., Bigelow, T. T., DeLiberto, T. J.
The effect of European starlings and ambient air temperature on Salmonella enterica contamination within cattle feed bunks
Contributor(s):: Carlson, J. C., Ellis, J. W., Tupper, S. K., Franklin, A. B., Linz, G. M.
Using avian radar to examine relationships among avian activity, bird strikes, and meteorological factors
Contributor(s):: Coates, P. S., Casazza, M. L., Halstead, B. J., Fleskes, J. P., Laughlin, J. A.
Using dietary analyses to reduce the risk of wildlife-aircraft collisions
Contributor(s):: Washburn, B. E., Bernhardt, G. E., Kutschbach-Brohl, L. A.
Preventing dog bite injuries: the need for a collaborative approach
Contributor(s):: Keuster, T. de, Overall, K. L.
This article discusses an open-minded multidisciplinary approach for preventing primary and secondary dog bites. This approach is based on the recognition of the interaction between the dog, human and environment in which they interact. Focus is given on the analysis of problem or potential...
Vicious dogs: the antisocial behaviors and psychological characteristics of owners
Contributor(s):: Ragatz, L., Fremouw, W., Thomas, T., McCoy, K.
How anticipating relationships between dogs and children can help prevent disasters
Contributor(s):: Love, M., Overall, K. L.
Food safety, quality, and ethics - a post-normal perspective. (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)
Contributor(s):: Ravetz, J. R.
I argue that the issues of food quality, in the most general sense including purity, safety, and ethics, can no longer be resolved through "normal" science and regulation. The reliance on reductionist science as the basis for policy and implementation has shown itself to be inadequate. I use...
Dominance and neophobia in coyote ( Canis latrans ) breeding pairs
Contributor(s):: Mettler, A. E., Shivik, J. A.
Previous research suggests that within social animals, subordinate individuals are less neophobic than dominant individuals. We investigated the effect of social status on neophobic responses using 10 captive coyote breeding pairs. Social status was determined from observations of feeding...
Decision support system with semantic model to assess the risk of tail biting in pigs. 1. Modelling
Contributor(s):: Bracke, M. B. M., Hulsegge, B., Keeling, L., Blokhuis, H. J.
Tail biting is a multifactorial problem with important welfare as well as economic consequences. Different stakeholders in the pig production chain, such as farmers, consumers and policy makers are interested in reducing the level of tail biting, because tail biting may affect productivity,...
Decision support system with semantic model to assess the risk of tail biting in pigs. 2. 'Validation'
Tail biting is a multifactorial problem with important welfare as well as economic consequences. Different stakeholders in the pig production chain, such as farmers, consumers and policy makers are interested in the level of tail biting, because tail biting may affect productivity, profit and...
Dog training as a violence prevention tool for at-risk adolescents
Contributor(s):: Zasloff, R. L., Hart, L. A., Weiss, J. M.
Humane education programs often target at-risk children and seek to teach empathy and gentleness with animals, but few of these have been assessed. This prospective, longitudinal study examined the effects of "Teaching Love and Compassion" (TLC), a humane education program employing educational...
Relinquish the dog?: Movie messages about misbehavior
Contributor(s):: Rajecki, D. W., Rasmussen, J. L., Conner, T. J.
Content analysis of selected films (Beethoven, K-9, Turner & Hooch) and a TV show (The Simpsons) revealed frequent instances of undesirable acts by dog characters including damaging, disobedience, soiling, and stealing. One reaction of human characters was frequent scolding. More seriously, all...
How has the risk of predation shaped the behavioural responses of sheep to fear and distress?
Contributor(s):: Dwyer, C. M.
To use behaviours as indicators of stress it is important to understand their underlying causation. For a prey animal in the wild, such as a sheep, behavioural responses have evolved to evade detection and capture by predators. The behavioural responses of the wild ancestors of domestic sheep to...