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  1. Pet chicken medicine and surgery

    Contributor(s):: Speer, B. L.

    In this author's practice, pet chickens represent an increasing number of avian patients presented per year, as well as a growing percentage of the overall pet bird species seen and treated each year. In 2006, pet chickens represented 1.6% of overall patient accessions in this authors...

  2. Preliminary investigation of morphological differences between ten breeds of horses suggests selection for paedomorphosis. (Special Issue: Equitation science.)

    Contributor(s):: Goodwin, D., Levine, M., McGreevy, P. D.

    Paedomorphosis is the retention of juvenile morphology at maturity and is important in generating evolutionary change in domestic species and species in the wild. When comparing dogs with the wolf, this preliminary study saw paedomorphosis in their physical and behavioural traits (Goodwin,...

  3. Producer or purchaser: different expectations may lead to equine wastage and welfare concerns. (Special Issue: Equitation science.)

    Contributor(s):: Hennessy, K. D., Quinn, K. M., Murphy, J.

    Horses are individual, each having differential characteristics such as height, colour, breeding, conformation, and temperament. These bio-characteristics often influence potential purchasers when buying horses. This study sought to investigate if producers and potential purchasers placed similar...

  4. Research progress on morphology and anatomy of the canine olfactory system

    Contributor(s):: Sun, Ning

  5. Social strategies associated with identity profiles in dairy goats

    Contributor(s):: Miranda-de la Lama, G. C., Sepulveda, W. S., Montaldo, H. H., Maria, G. A., Galindo, F.

    The aim of this study was to identify and analyse the social strategies associated with dominance, conflict resolution, individual behaviour and morphological traits in goats. Social interactions of 30 high-yielding dairy goats were recorded over a period of 16 days for 96 h. The variables...

  6. Stress measures in tail biters and bitten pigs in a matched case-control study

    Contributor(s):: Munsterhjelm, C., Brunberg, E., Heinonen, M., Keeling, L., Valros, A.

  7. The characteristic of horses used in hippotherapy in selected horse therapy centres in Poland

    Contributor(s):: Ciesla, A.

  8. The effect of morphology on the musculoskeletal system of the modern broiler

    Contributor(s):: Corr, S. A., Gentle, M. J., McCorquodale, C. C., Bennett, D.

    This study compared various morphometric features of two strains of broilers, selected and 'relaxed' (ie random-bred), raised under two feeding regimes, ad-libitum-fed and restricted-fed. We consider the possible consequences of the different body shapes on the musculoskeletal system. The...

  9. The effect of morphology on walking ability in the modern broiler: a gait analysis study

    Contributor(s):: Corr, S. A., Gentle, M. J., McCorquodale, C. C., Bennett, D.

    This study tested the hypothesis that growth rate and liveweight affect walking ability in broilers by comparing objective measurements of the spatial and temporal gait parameters of several groups of birds. Two strains of birds were used (relaxed and selected), raised on two feeding regimes...

  10. The effect of physiotherapy intervention to the pelvic region of experienced riders on seated postural stability and the symmetry of pressure distribution to the saddle: a preliminary study

    Contributor(s):: Nevison, C. M., Timmis, M. A.

    It is commonplace for trainers and judges to comment that riders are "crooked" or "collapsed in the hip." This asymmetrical posture will likely have a significant effect on stability/balance and may subsequently have a detrimental effect on performance. Although the effects of asymmetry on...

  11. The influence of walking speed on equine back motion in relation to hippotherapy. (Special Issue: Motion analysis in animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Janura, M., Dvorakova, T., Peham, C., Svoboda, Z., Elfmark, M.

  12. The presence of mind: on reunifying the animal mind and body

    Contributor(s):: McMillan, F. D., Rollin, B. E.

  13. The somatic sensory system

    Contributor(s):: Kamerling, S. G.

    The somatic sensory system provides information on bodily sensations. The status of an animal's internal and external environment is detected and interpreted by this system. Specialized receptors "transduce" the sensations of touch, pressure, temperature, and pain. Sensory impulses are...

  14. The use of a hand-held algometer as a method to measure mechanical nociceptive thresholds in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Stubsjoen, S. M., Valle, P. S., Zanella, A. J.

    The aim of this study was to explore the use of a hand-held algometer for the measurement of mechanical nociceptive thresholds (MNT) in sheep (Ovis aries). Twelve ewes were tested over three consecutive days by two operators, and MNTs were measured over six predetermined sites on both forelimbs...

  15. The use of quantitative risk assessment to assess lifetime welfare outcomes for breech strike and mulesing management options in Merino sheep

    Contributor(s):: Fisher, A. D., Giraudo, A., Martin, P. A. J., Paton, M. W.

  16. Time spent in shade and its relationship with physiological factors of thermoregulation in three breeds of cattle

    Contributor(s):: Bennett, I. L., Finch, V. A., Holmes, C. R.

    Six Brahman, 6 Shorthorn and 6 Brahman X Hereford X Shorthorn steers were kept in a yard which consisted of 4 areas exposed to direct sunlight and 3 shaded areas covered by canopies which reduced the transmission of direct solar radiation by 50, 70 and 80% (low-, medium- and high-shade areas...

  17. Visual discrimination learning and spatial acuity in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Sumita, Sugnaseelan, Prescott, N. B., Broom, D. M., Wathes, C. M., Phillips, C. J. C.

  18. Welfare epidemiology as a tool to assess the welfare impact of inherited defects on the pedigree dog population

    Contributor(s):: Collins, L. M., Asher, L., Summers, J. F., Diesel, G., McGreevy, P. D.

    The effect that breed standards and selective breeding practices have on the welfare of pedigree dogs has recently come under scrutiny from both the general public and scientific community. Recent research has suggested that breeding for particular aesthetic traits, such as tightly curled tails,...

  19. What factors should determine cage sizes for primates in the laboratory?

    Contributor(s):: Buchanan-Smith, H. M., Prescott, M. J., Cross, N. J.

    It is imperative to provide adequate quantity and quality of space for all captive animals. Yet practically all guidelines on the housing of primates in the laboratory specify minimum cage sizes based solely on body weight. We argue that no single factor, such as body weight, is sufficient to...

  20. What is a canine athlete?

    Contributor(s):: Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van

    Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, and others. Rehabilitation, which includes conditioning...