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Laboratory Animal Welfare Meets Human Welfare: A Cross-Sectional Study of Professional Quality of Life, Including Compassion Fatigue in Laboratory Animal Personnel
Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Riley, M. C., Cloutier, S., Brady, C. M., O'Haire, M. E., Gaskill, B. N.
The State of Animal-Assisted Interventions: Addressing the Contemporary Issues that will Shape the Future
Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H., Beck, A. M., Ng, Z.
BOARD-INVITED REVEIW: Animal welfare in the U.S. slaughter industry- A focus on fed cattle
Contributor(s):: Edwards-Callaway, L. N., Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S.
Survivors' experiences of pet abuse within the cycle of domestic violence
Contributor(s):: Johnson, Taylor Chastain
Rabbit relinquishment through online classified advertisements in the United Kingdom: when, why, and how many?
Contributor(s):: Neville, V., Hinde, K., Line, E., Todd, R., Saunders, R. A.
Personality is associated with feeding behavior and performance in dairy calves
Contributor(s):: Neave, H. W., Costa, J. H. C., Weary, D. M., von Keyserlingk, M. A. G.
A One Health Research Framework for Animal-Assisted Interventions
Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Meisser, A., Zinsstag, J.
Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat
Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich
The Influence of Materialism on Purebred Dogs' Welfare Among Two Different Generations in Colombia (South America)
Contributor(s):: Luna-Cortes, G.
Farm Animal Cognition-Linking Behavior, Welfare and Ethics
Contributor(s):: Nawroth, C., Langbein, J., Coulon, M., Gabor, V., Oesterwind, S., Benz-Schwarzburg, J., von Borell, E.
The Impact of 'Selfie' Tourism on the Behaviour and Welfare of Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloths
Contributor(s):: Carder, G., Plese, T., Machado, F. C., Paterson, S., Matthews, N., McAnea, L., D'Cruze, N.
Finishing bulls have more synchronised behaviour in pastures than in pens
Contributor(s):: Tuomisto, Leena, Huuskonen, Arto, Jauhiainen, Lauri, Mononen, Jaakko
The objective of the present study was to compare the synchronisation of the lying, feeding and standing behaviour of bulls housed in an uninsulated barn and in a pasture. Dairy (Ayrshire and Holstein-Friesian) and beef (Hereford) bulls were housed in June-July in either partly bedded pens in an...
The course of parturition in two sow genotypes and two hut designs under free-range conditions
Contributor(s):: Schild, S. L. A., Rangstrup-Christensen, L., Thorsen, C. K., Bonde, M. K., Pedersen, L. J.
High piglet mortality remains a major challenge in outdoor pig production. The use of hyper prolific sow genotypes giving birth to large litters may prolong parturition and cause parturition-related problems under outdoor conditions where birth assistance cannot easily be provided. Therefore, the...
From the individual to the population – and back again? Emphasising the role of the individual in animal welfare science
Contributor(s):: Richter, Sophie Helene, Hintze, Sara
During the past decades, the study of “animal personalities” has gained increasing importance in the field of behavioural and evolutionary ecology, thereby contributing to a focus shift from the population to the individual in various research disciplines. Against this background, the overall...
Let me sniff! Nosework induces positive judgment bias in pet dogs
Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Horowitz, A.
When confronted with an ambiguous stimulus, an individual’s perception of and behaviour towards the situation are affected by emotional states. In a new situation, positive emotional states lead to optimistic reactions; negative emotional states, to pessimistic reactions. This phenomenon is...
Visitor effects on zoo-housed Sulawesi crested macaque (Macaca nigra) behaviour: Can signs with ‘watching eyes’ requesting quietness help?
Contributor(s):: Dancer, Alice M. M., Burn, Charlotte C.
Visiting public can cause changes in the behaviour of zoo-housed primates. These effects, if indicative of stress, can be of welfare concern. However, few options to mitigate visitor effects through modulating visitor behaviour have been explored. Here we evaluated the effects of visitor number...
Effects of surface type in an uncovered stand-off pad system on comfort and welfare of non-lactating dairy cows during winter
Contributor(s):: Al-Marashdeh, Omar, Cameron, Keith C., Bryant, Racheal H., Chen, Ao, McGowan, Briar, Gillé-Perrier, Corentine, Carey, Peter, Chrystal, Jane, Hodge, Simon, Edwards, Grant R.
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of stand-off surface type on cow lying behaviour, cleanliness and lameness. One hundred and sixty Friesian × Jersey crossbreed, pregnant non-lactating dairy cows were blocked into five groups of 32 cows and randomly assigned to one of five...
Testing two behavioural paradigms for measuring post-handling cat aversion behaviour
Contributor(s):: Moody, Carly M., Mason, Georgia J., Dewey, Cate E., Landsberg, Gary M., Niel, Lee
Owned, shelter, and laboratory cats undergo handling and restraint throughout their lifetime for routine health examinations and necessary procedures. Many cats display fear and aggressive behaviour during health examinations, and there is potential for these behaviours to result in incomplete...
A novel emotional and cognitive approach to welfare phenotyping in rainbow trout exposed to poor water quality
Contributor(s):: Colson, V., Mure, A., Valotaire, C., Le Calvez, J. M., Goardon, L., Labbé, L., Leguen, I., Prunet, P.
Recent scientific evidence for fish sentience has stressed the need for novel sentience-based detection tools of fish welfare impairment in commercial farms. In order to mimic a well-characterised stress situation, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were exposed to poor water quality (hypoxia...
More eggs but less social and more fearful? Differences in behavioral traits in relation to the phylogenetic background and productivity level in laying hens
Contributor(s):: Dudde, Anissa, Schrader, Lars, Weigend, Steffen, Matthews, Lindsay R., Krause, E. Tobias
Different lines of laying hens have undergone a strong selection pressure for productivity traits, which has been proposed as a potential cause of undesirable side effects like behavioural disorders. One reason for such behavioral changes might be due to energy trade-offs, as high productive...