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  1. A combination of behavioral and physiological indicators for assessing pig welfare on the farm

    Contributor(s):: Candiani, D., Salamano, G., Mellia, E., Doglione, L., Bruno, R., Toussaint, M., Gruys, E.

    The purpose of this research was to identify pig welfare indicators that could help in recognizing stressful practices on farm. The study evaluated behavioral and physiological indicators (cortisol and negative acute phase proteins) in 2 groups of 20 female pigs 4 months old after a 48-hr...

  2. The Human-Animal Bond Initiative

    Animals have served humans in a number of roles over time, most notably the role of companion and protector. Anyone who comes home after a hard day and is cheerfully greeted by an animal understands the power of the human-animal bond. Additionally, service animals that act as the eyes and ears of...

  3. Influence of teeth resection on the skin temperature and acute phase response in newborn piglets

    Contributor(s):: Llamas Moya, S., Boyle, L. A., Lynch, P. B., Arkins, S.

  4. Culture-negative Bartonella endocarditis in a patient with renal failure: the value of molecular methods in diagnosis

    Contributor(s):: Todd, S., Xu, J., Millar, B. C., Moore, J. E., Crowe, M., Raoult, D., Harrison, T., Hill, C., Douglas, J.

  5. Pet ownership and asthma morbidity

    Contributor(s):: Simpson, A. J., Matusiewicz, S. P., Greening, A. P., Crompton, G. K.

  6. Canine visitation (pet) therapy: pilot data on decreases in child pain perception

    Contributor(s):: Sobo, E. J., Eng, B., Kassity-Krich, N.

  7. Commentary on "canine visitation (pet) therapy: pilot data on decreases in child pain perception"

    Contributor(s):: Robbins, L. K.

  8. From the inside out: Star Wards

    Contributor(s):: Janner, Marion

  9. Survival following an acute coronary syndrome: a pet theory put to the test

    Contributor(s):: Parker, G. B., Gayed, A., Owen, C. A., Hyett, M. P., Hilton, T. M., Heruc, G. A.

  10. From the inside out: Star Wards

    Contributor(s):: Janner, Marion

  11. From the inside out: Star Wards รข

    Contributor(s):: Janner, Marion

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  14. Effects of acclimation to human interaction on performance, temperament, physiological responses, and pregnancy rates of Brahman-crossbred cows

    Contributor(s):: Cooke, R. F., Arthington, J. D., Araujo, D. B., Lamb, G. C.

    The objective of this study was to evaluate, over 2 consecutive years, the effects of acclimation to human interaction on performance, temperament, plasma concentrations of hormones and metabolites, and pregnancy rates of Brahman-crossbred cows. A total of 160 Braford and 235 Brahman x British...

  15. Effect of surgical castration on the behavioural and acute phase responses of 5-day-old piglets

    | Contributor(s):: Moya, S. L., Boyle, L. A., Lynch, P. B., Arkins, S.

    Pain and discomfort provoked by surgical castration of male pigs causes behavioural alterations that are particularly evident in the immediate days following this procedure. Less information is available in relation to whether the physiological consequences of surgical castration also persist...

  16. Effect of transport stress on serum haptoglobin and Pig-MAP in pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Saco, Y., Docampo, M. J., Fabrega, E., Manteca, X., Diestre, A., Lampreave, F., Bassols, A.

    This study was undertaken in order to determine the variation of the acute phase proteins haptoglobin and Pig-MAP (major acute phase protein) in the serum of pigs affected by transport-related stress. Pigs were subjected to one of two pre-slaughter treatments: (a) short-duration transport (1 h 15...

  17. Evaluation of the acute phase protein haptoglobin as an indicator of herd health in slaughter pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Berg, A. van den, Danuser, J., Frey, J., Regula, G.

    Health is an important aspect of animal welfare, which is difficult to assess at herd level. Clinical examination of individual animals is time-consuming, and most measures of clinical herd health depend significantly on the examiner. Acute phase proteins are produced during inflammatory...

  18. Peripartum health and welfare of Holstein-Friesian cows in a confinement-TMR system compared to a pasture-based system

    | Contributor(s):: Olmos, G., Mee, J. F., Hanlon, A., Patton, J., Murphy, J. J., Boyle, L.

    The greatest challenge to the welfare of dairy cows occurs in the peripartum period. Given the perception that cow welfare is better in more natural environments, it was hypothesised that cows in a PASTURE-based production system (cubicle housing with grass silage pre-partum and rotational...