Australian and New Zealand Veterinary Students’ Ranking of Issues in Aquatic Animal Welfare and Ethics
Contributor(s):: Lloyd, Janice K. F., Collins, Teresa, Cornish, Amelia R., Degeling, Christopher, Fawcett, Anne, Fisher, Andrew D., Freire, Rafael, Hazel, Susan J., Hood, Jennifer, Johnson, Jane, Phillips, Clive J. C., Stafford, Kevin J., Tzioumis, Vicky, McGreevy, Paul D.
The welfare of aquatic animals is receiving increasing attention around the world, and this should be reflected in the veterinary curricular. Veterinary students in Australia and New Zealand ranked the importance of five pre-selected topics on aquatic animal welfare and ethical issues for newly...
A review of neonatal mortality in outdoor organic production and possibilities to increase piglet survival
Contributor(s):: Schild, S. Lina A., Baxter, Emma M., Pedersen, Lene J.
The current level of piglet mortality in production systems with outdoor farrowing is high and conflicts with the ethical principles of organic farming. Over the last decade, there has been a rise in scientific studies addressing the level of piglet mortality in outdoor pig production and the...
Which types of rooting material give weaner pigs most pleasure?
Contributor(s):: Ocepek, Marko, Newberry, Ruth C., Andersen, Inger Lise
Provision of rooting material as enrichment for pigs has been primarily oriented towards reducing negative affect (suffering). Information is also needed on the impact of different types of rooting materials in promoting positive affect (pleasure). We hypothesised that repeated addition of fresh...
Tail postures and tail motion in pigs: A review
Contributor(s):: Camerlink, Irene, Ursinus, Winanda W.
Animals’ tail posture and motion play an important role in communication, amongst others. In domestic pigs, the debate around tail docking and tail biting has made the tail an important research topic, and tail-related behaviour is increasingly proposed as a welfare indicator. While the focus is...
One Health, One Medicine
| Contributor(s):: Laura H. Kahn, Thomas P. Monath, Bob H. Bokma, ., E. Paul Gibbs, A. Alonso Aguirre
In recognition that the health of humans, animals, and the environment is linked, One Health seeks to increase communication and collaboration across the disciplines in order to promote, improve, and defend the health of all species on the planet. This strategy may seem simple, but...
Examining Canadian Equine Industry Participants' Perceptions of Horses and Their Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Cordelie DuBois, Lindsay Nakonechny, Emilie Derisoud, Katrina Merkies
The diversity of the Canadian equine industry makes determining baseline attitudes and beliefs a challenge. Adult members of the Canadian equine industry (n = 901) participated in an online survey to report demographic information and views on the role of horses and their ability to experience...
Bait flavor preference and immunogenicity of ONRAB baits in domestic dogs on the Navajo Nation, Arizona
| Contributor(s):: Are R. Berentsen, Scott Bender, Peggy Bender, David Bergman, Amy T. Gilbert, Hannah M. Rowland, Kurt C. VerCauteren
Rabies is responsible for an estimated 59,000 human deaths worldwide, and domestic dogs are the primary reservoir and vector of the disease. Among some nations, widespread vaccination has led to elimination of rabies in domestic dogs, yet dogs are still susceptible to rabies infection from...
Veterinary Public Health Activities and Management of the Livestock Sector during Earthquakes and Snowstorms in the Abruzzo Region—Italy, January 2017
| Contributor(s):: Paolo Migliaccio, Maria Nardoia, Luigi Possenti, Paolo Dalla Villa
In 2017 the Abruzzo region, located in central Italy, was struck by a sequence of four moderately powerful seismic events (5.0 magnitude on Richter scale), in addition to heavy snowfall that caused a state of emergency affecting the resident population and farm animals. A total of 282 stables...
Emotion in dogs: Translational and transformative aspects
| Contributor(s):: Silvan R Urfer
Kujala (2017) provides an excellent overview of most aspects of emotion in dogs; however, she does not cover a few fields of research that I think are also relevant to the topic. In this commentary, I discuss the current state of our knowledge regarding cognitive decline and behavioral...
Demographics Regarding Belief in Non-Human Animal Sentience and Emotional Empathy with Animals: A Pilot Study among Attendees of an Animal Welfare Symposium
| Contributor(s):: Amelia Cornish, Bethany Wilson, David Raubenheimer, Paul McGreevy
Attitudes to animals are linked to beliefs about their ability to experience pain and suffering, their cognition, and their sentience. Education and awareness-raising play a pivotal role in increasing society’s consideration of non-human animal welfare. The current pilot study explores...
The Effect of Extensive Human Presence at an Early Age on Stress Responses and Reactivity of Juvenile Ostriches towards Humans
| Contributor(s):: Pfunzo T. Muvhali, Maud Bonato, Anel Engelbrecht, Irek A. Malecki, Denise Hough, Jane E. Robinson, Neil P. Evans, Schalk W. P. Cloete
The effect of extensive human presence and regular gentle handling performed at an early age (0–3 months old) on stress responses and reactivity of juvenile ostriches towards humans was investigated. A total of 416 ostrich chicks over two years were exposed to one of three treatments for...
Animal rescuers and the HR
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
Animal rescuers and the HRIf you are an animal rescuer, this page can help you make partnerships. Send the link by email to the HR of the companies near your home! Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson, Brigitte Bardot and even 007 Pierce Brosnan are also in the fight for animals. Are...
Hounds and Heroes
Hounds and Heroes is a national nonprofit dedicated to lifting the spirit and morale of active, wounded, and veteran military troops; and to increase community awareness, education, and involvement about cruelty to animals and care for animals through rescue, foster, and adoption.
Changing Human Behavior to Improve Animal Welfare: A Longitudinal Investigation of Training Laboratory Animal Personnel about Heterospecific Play or "Rat Tickling"
| Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Cloutier, S., Brady, C. M., O'Haire, M. E., Gaskill, B. N.
Excluded but not forgotten: Veterinary emergency care during emergencies and disasters
| Contributor(s):: Martin, N. D., Pascual, J. L., Hirsch, J., Holena, D. N., Kaplan, L. J.
Investigation of Physiological and Behavioral Responses in Dogs Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy with Children Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Melco, A. L., Goldman, L., Fine, A. H., Peralta, J. M.
Extensive human presence and regular gentle handling improve growth, survival and immune competence in ostrich chicks
| Contributor(s):: Muvhali, P. T., Bonato, M., Engelbrecht, A., Malecki, I. A., Cloete, S. W. P.
Anthrozoology in Action: Performing Cognitive Training Paths in a Garden Shelter to Make Dogs More Suitable as Pets
| Contributor(s):: Vitulli, V., Zanin, L., Trentini, R., Lucidi, P.
Animal welfare in the U.S. slaughter industry-a focus on fed cattle
| Contributor(s):: Edwards-Callaway, L. N., Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S.