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  1. Evidence of Pain, Stress, and Fear of Humans During Tail Docking and the Next Four Weeks in Piglets (Sus scrofa domesticus)

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Céline Tallet, Marine Rakotomahandry, Sabine Herlemont, Armelle Prunier

    Tail docking is widely performed in pig farms to prevent tail biting. We investigated the consequences of this practice on behavioral indicators of pain and stress, and on the human-piglet relationship during lactation.Within 19 litters, piglets (1–3 days of age) were submitted on day 0...

  2. Uncontrolled Outdoor Access for Cats: An Assessment of Risks and Benefits

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sarah M.L. Tan, Anastasia C. Stellato, Lee Niel

    Uncontrolled outdoor access is associated with a number of welfare concerns for companion cats, including increased risks of disease and parasites, injury or death due to traffic, predation or ingestion of toxic substances, and getting permanently separated from their owner. In addition, cats...

  3. Making the Case: Adding a Social Work Perspective to a Case Study in a Veterinary Practice

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Paula Gerstenblatt, Diane Rhodes, Dorothea Ivey

    This article describes a case study exploration of a veterinary practice from the perspective of social work. Recognizing the stressful work of veterinary providers, including compassion fatigue and high suicide rates, the current study identified both a need for and the potential role of...

  4. Effect of Handler Knowledge of the Detection Task on Canine Search Behavior and Performance

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mallory T. DeChant, Cameron Ford, Nathaniel J. Hall

    Detection dogs are commonly trained and tested under conditions in which the handler or the evaluator knows the true presence or absence of a target odor. Previous research has demonstrated that when handlers are deceived and led to believe that a target odor is present, more false alerts...

  5. Effect of Age, Breed, and Sex on the Health-Related Quality of Life of Owner Assessed Healthy Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Susan Rodger, E Marian Scott, Andrea Nolan, Andrea K Wright, Jacqueline Reid

    Using an app, this exploratory study generated information on HRQL in a large cohort of dogs deemed healthy according to the owner. It forms the basis for further studies investigating the natural history of HRQL of dogs to inform the interpretation of interventional studies, but highlights the...

  6. Welfare-Adjusted Life Years (WALY): A novel metric of animal welfare that combines the impacts of impaired welfare and abbreviated lifespan

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kendy Tzu-Yun Teng, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Charline Maertens De Noordhout, Peter Bennett, Paul D. McGreevy, Po-Yu Chiu, Jenny-Ann L. M. L. Toribio, Navneet K. Dhand

    Currently, separate measures are used to estimate the impact of animal diseases on mortality and animal welfare. This article introduces a novel metric, the Welfare-Adjusted Life Year (WALY), to estimate disease impact by combining welfare compromise and premature death components. Adapting the...

  7. Discipline-Based Education Research for Animal Welfare Science

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jill R. D. MacKay

    Animal welfare science features interdisciplinary and collaborative working across fields, spanning behavioural ecology, psychology, veterinary sciences, economics, and fundamental biology. However, education research is not yet prevalent within the animal welfare literature. In a Web of...

  8. A Prospective Cohort Study Investigating the Behavioural Development of Bitches in a Guide Dog Training Programme Neutered Prepubertally or Post-Pubertally

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Moxon, R., Freeman, S., Payne, R., Corr, S., England, G. C. W.

    There are few studies that investigate the effect of neutering bitches before or after puberty. The majority of current literature examining the impact of the timing of neutering on health and behaviour has used age rather than the onset of puberty as the key variable. The aim of this...

  9. Integrative Model of Human-Animal Interactions: A One Health-One Welfare Systemic Approach to Studying HAI

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leconstant, C., Spitz, E.

    The Integrative Model of Human-Animal Interactions (IMHAI) described herewith provides a conceptual framework for the study of interspecies interactions and aims to model the primary emotional processes involved in human-animal interactions. This model was developed from theoretical inputs from...

  10. Integrative Model of Human-Animal Interactions: A One Health-One Welfare Systemic Approach to Studying HAI

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leconstant, C., Spitz, E.

    The Integrative Model of Human-Animal Interactions (IMHAI) described herewith provides a conceptual framework for the study of interspecies interactions and aims to model the primary emotional processes involved in human-animal interactions. This model was developed from theoretical inputs from...

  11. Health Status of 'Community Cats' Living in the Tourist Area of the Old Town in Onomichi City, Japan

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Seo, Aira, Ueda, Yoshihide, Tanida, Hajime

  12. To pet or to enrich? Increasing dogs' welfare in veterinary clinics/shelters: a pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lopes, J. V. S. R., Daud, N. M., Young, R. J., Azevedo, C. S. de

  13. Health comparison between guinea pigs raised in uncontrolled and controlled environments

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Laksmindra, Fitria, Nastiti, Wijayanti, Tuty, Arisuryanti, Salasia, S. I. O.

  14. Perceptions of domestic dogs' (Canis familiaris) manifestations of joy, shame and stress based on photographs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kuzniewska, E., Strychalski, J.

  15. Human-cat emotional closeness and unacceptable behavior in cats: a Brazilian perspective

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Franck, K. R., Paz, J. E. G., Costa, E. de F., Costa, F. V. A. da

  16. Visitors’ Self-Reported Knowledge and Attitudes about an Animal-Free Exhibit on Animal Welfare

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Erasmus, Marisa, Rollins, Jeffrey

  17. Address the end of life of the animal in the presence of the children of the familyApproccio al fine vita dell'animale in presenza di bambini

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Caux, A., Dattee, V.

  18. Address the end of life of the animal in the presence of the children of the familyApproccio al fine vita dell'animale in presenza di bambini

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Caux, A., Dattee, V.

  19. "The Cone of Shame": Welfare Implications of Elizabethan Collar Use on Dogs and Cats as Reported by their Owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yustina Shenoda, Michael P. Ward, Dorothy McKeegan, Anne Fawcett

    Elizabethan collars are used in companion animals primarily to prevent self-trauma and associated negative welfare states in animals. However, they have been anecdotally associated with negative impacts on animal health and welfare including distress, abraded/ulcerated skin and misadventure....

  20. Domestic Foal Weaning: Need for Re-Thinking Breeding Practices?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Séverine Henry, Hrefna Sigurjónsdóttir, Aziliz Klapper, Julie Joubert, Gabrielle Montier, Martine Hausberger

    Artificial weaning is a standard practice known to be one of the most stressful events in a domestic foal’s life. Research has mainly focused on ways to alleviate weaning stress. However, there is still a need for more detailed research on what should constitute best practices with...