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New research relevant to companion animal welfare

By D. M. Broom

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The many studies published recently on cognition, welfare assessment and practical management of companion animals inform us about what we can and should do to improve welfare. Hence better advice can be offered on aspects of training, living conditions, problem situations and genetic selection. Evidence concerning the impact of dogs and cats on wildlife, and the unsuitability of many animals as pets, may help to prevent some problems.

Publication Title Companion Animal
Volume 20
Issue 10
Pages 548-551
ISBN/ISSN 2053-0899
DOI 10.12968/coan.2015.20.10.548
Language English
Author Address Centre for Animal Welfare and Anthrozoology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge C3 0ES, UK.
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  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animals
  3. Animal welfare
  4. Canidae
  5. Canine
  6. Carnivores
  7. Cats
  8. Cognition
  9. Dogs
  10. Mammals
  11. peer-reviewed
  12. Research
  13. training
  14. vertebrates
  15. Wild animals
  16. wildlife conservation
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