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  1. Comparing gradual debonding strategies after prolonged cow-calf contact: Stress responses, performance, and health of dairy cow and calf

    Contributor(s):: Wenker, Margret L., van Reenen, Cornelis G., Bokkers, Eddie A. M., McCrea, Kirste, de Oliveira, Daiana, Sørheim, Kristin, Cao, Yanran, Bruckmaier, Rupert M., Gross, Josef J., Gort, Gerrit, Verwer, Cynthia M.

  2. Timing of part-time group housing for farm rabbits: Effects on reproductive performance, skin injuries and behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Van Damme, Liesbeth G. W., Delezie, Evelyne, Ampe, Bart, Tuyttens, Frank A. M.

  3. Objective determination and quantification of pain and inflammation associated with digital dermatitis in feedlot cattle

    Contributor(s):: Thomas, Anice D., Orsel, Karin, Cortés, Julián A., Pajor, Edmond A.

  4. Spatial Design of Guest Feeding Programs and Their Effects on Giraffe Participation and Social Interactions

    Contributor(s):: Ramis, Fatima, Mohr, Michaela, Kohn, Gregory, Gibson, Quincy, Bashaw, Meredith, Maloney, Dan, Maple, Terry

  5. Development of a welfare assessment protocol for practical application in Argentine feedlots

    Contributor(s):: Racciatti, Débora Silvia, Bottegal, Diego Nicolas, Aguilar, Natalia María, Menichelli, Marcela Liliana, Soteras, Trinidad, Zimerman, María, Cancino, Andrea Karina, Marcoppido, Gisela Ariana, Blanco-Penedo, Isabel, Lloveras, Joaquim Pallisera, Langman, Leandro Ezequiel

  6. The Five Domains model and promoting positive welfare in pigs

    Contributor(s):: Kells, N. J.

  7. A Survey of Broiler Farmers’ Perceptions of Animal Welfare and their Technical Efficiency: A Case Study in Northeast China

    Contributor(s):: Jo, Hyeonsoo, Nasrullah, Muhammad, Jiang, Bing, Li, Xiang, Bao, Jun

  8. The Strange Case of Henry Bergh’s “Declaration of the Rights of Animals”

    Contributor(s):: Ingram, Darcy

  9. Functional Analysis and Successful Treatment of a Captive Rhesus Macaque’s Disruptive Behavior

    Contributor(s):: Franklin, Andrea N., Martin, A. L., Perlman, J. E., Bloomsmith, M. A.

  10. Protecting Interests of Animals in Custody Disputes: Italian Caselaw Outpaces Italian and European Union Legislation

    Contributor(s):: Fossati, Paola

  11. Effects of twice a day teat bucket feeding compared to twice a day mother suckling on behaviour, health traits and blood immune parameters in dairy calves and immune parameters in cow's milk

    Contributor(s):: Bieber, Anna, Walkenhorst, Michael, Eppenstein, Rennie, Probst, Johanna K., Thüer, Susann, Baki, Cem, Martin, Bruno, Neff, Anet Spengler

  12. Thermal comfort and behavior of beef cattle in pasture-based systems monitored by visual observation and electronic device

    Contributor(s):: Barreto, Andréa do Nascimento, Barioni Junior, Waldomiro, Pezzopane, José Ricardo Macedo, Bernardi, Alberto Carlos de Campos, Pedroso, André de Faria, Marcondes, Cintia Righetti, Jacintho, Manuel Antônio Chagas, Romanello, Narian, Sousa, Marco Antônio Paula de, Nanni Costa, Leonardo, Garcia, Alexandre Rossetto

  13. Breed group differences in the unsolvable problem task: Herding dogs prefer their owner, while solitary hunting dogs seek stranger proximity

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    | Contributor(s):: Van Poucke, Enya, Höglin, Amanda, Jensen, Per, Roth, Lina S. V.

    The communicating skills of dogs are well documented and especially their contact-seeking behaviours towards humans. The aim of this study was to use the unsolvable problem paradigm to investigate differences between breed groups in their contact-seeking behaviours towards their owner and a...

  14. Reactivation of a Hospital-Based Therapy Dog Visitation Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Townsend, Lisa, Heatwole, Jennifer K., Gee, Nancy R.

    This study examined human–animal interactions during the reactivation of a hospital-based therapy dog program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected from human–dog interactions at an academic medical center in Virginia. Interaction length, participant role, age group...

  15. Is Dog Owner Obesity a Risk Factor for Canine Obesity? A "One-Health" Study on Human-Animal Interaction in a Region with a High Prevalence of Obesity

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    | Contributor(s):: Suarez, L., Bautista-Castaño, I., Peña Romera, C., Montoya-Alonso, J. A., Corbera, J. A.

    Obesity in humans is a growing global problem and is one of the greatest public health challenges we face today. Most researchers agree that, as in humans, the incidence in the companion animal population is also increasing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors contributing to...

  16. Timely Euthanasia in the United States Dairy Industry–Challenges and a Path Forward

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer B. Walker, I. Noa Roman-Muniz, Lily N Edwards-Callaway

    Euthanasia is a valuable management tool utilized on dairies to end the suffering of sick or debilitated cows. Euthanasia should be implemented if an animal’s pain cannot be adequately alleviated and if there is a limited chance of recovery. To be humane, euthanasia should be quick,...

  17. Increased Rider Weight Did Not Induce Changes in Behavior and Physiological Parameters in Horses

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    | Contributor(s):: JanneWinther Christensen, Suzie Bathellier, Marie Rhodin, Rupert Palme, Mette Uldahl

    Recent studies have reported significant alterations in horse physiological and gait parameters when exposed to increased rider weight during moderate to high intensity exercise. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of increased rider weight (+15% and +25% of the regular rider’s...

  18. Philosophy of a "Good Death" in Small Animals and Consequences for Euthanasia in Animal Law and Veterinary Practice

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    | Contributor(s):: Kirsten Persson, Felicitas Selter, Gerald Neitzke, Peter Kunzmann

    Moral stress is a major concern in veterinary practice. Often, it is associated with the challenges in end-of-life situations. Euthanasia, however, is also meant to bring relief to animal patients and their owners. The reasons for the moral strain euthanizing animals causes to professional...

  19. A Ten-Stage Protocol for Assessing the Welfare of Individual Non-Captive Wild Animals: Free-Roaming Horses (Equus Ferus Caballus) as an Example

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrea M. Harvey, Ngaio J. Beausoleil, Daniel Ramp, David J. Mellor

    Knowledge of the welfare status of wild animals is vital for informing debates about the ways in which we interact with wild animals and their habitats. Currently, there is no published information about how to scientifically assess the welfare of free-roaming wild animals during their normal...

  20. Picture Perfect Pups: How Do Attributes of Photographs of Dogs in Online Rescue Profiles Affect Adoption Speed?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mizuho Nakamura, Navneet Dhand, Bethany J. Wilson, Melissa J. Starling, Paul D. McGreevy

    To increase the public’s awareness of and exposure to animals needing homes, PetRescue, Australia’s largest online directory of animals in need of adoption, lists all currently available animals from rescue and welfare shelters nationwide. The current study examined the photographs...