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  1. Influence of handler relationships and experience on health parameters, glucocorticoid responses and behaviour of semi-captive Asian elephants

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    | Contributor(s):: Crawley, J. A. H., Liehrmann, O., Franco Dos Santos, D. J., Brown, J., Nyein, U. K., Aung, H. H., Htut, W., Oo, Z. M., Seltmann, M. W., Webb, J. L., Lahdenperä, M., Lummaa, V.

    Declining wild populations combined with accumulating captive populations of e.g. livestock, pets, draught and zoo animals have resulted in some threatened species with substantial proportions of their populations in captivity. The interactions animals have with humans in captivity depend on...

  2. The Animal Welfare Science of Working Dogs: Current Perspectives on Recent Advances and Future Directions

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    | Contributor(s):: Cobb, M. L., Otto, C. M., Fine, A. H.

    Working dogs are prevalent throughout our societies, assisting people in diverse contexts, from explosives detection and livestock herding, to therapy partners. Our scientific exploration and understanding of animal welfare have grown dramatically over the last decade. As community attitudes...

  3. Shifting Preservice Teachers’ Views of Animal Welfare and Advocacy through a Human-Animal Relationships Course

    | Contributor(s):: Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette, Binfet, John-Tyler, Rousseau, Camille Xinmei

  4. Attitudes towards animals and belief in animal mind among first-year veterinary students before and after an introductory animal welfare course

    | Contributor(s):: Robbins, J. A., Danielson, J. A., Johnson, A. K., Parsons, R. L., Jorgensen, M. W., Millman, S. T.

  5. Shelter and rescue programmes associated with higher live release and lower return rates for dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Reese, L. A.

  6. An examination of nest-building behaviour using five different nesting materials in C57BL/6J and BALB/c mice

    | Contributor(s):: Obermueller, B., Castellani, C., Till, H., Reininger-Gutmann, B., Singer, G.

  7. Integrative surveillance of cattle welfare at the abattoir level: Risk factors associated with liver condemnation, severe hoof disorders, carcase bruising and high muscle pH

    | Contributor(s):: Losada-Espinosa, N., Estévez-Moreno, L. X., Bautista-Fernández, M., Losada, H., María, G. A., Miranda-de la Lama, G. G.

  8. Dairy goat welfare in semi-intensive production systems and drought conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Larrondo, C., Leiva, J., de la Cruz-Cruz, L.

  9. Cat management in an unregulated shelter environment: Relationship between care provision and cat health in Hong Kong

    | Contributor(s):: Kong, S. K., Watson, W., Ho, K. M., Farnworth, M. J.

  10. Survival of femur fractures in wild stoats (Mustela erminea)

    | Contributor(s):: King, C. M.

  11. Use of space, active and resting behaviour in fattening rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) housed in a combi park system: A case study

    | Contributor(s):: Kimm, S., Rauterberg, S. L., Bill, J., Stracke, J., Kemper, N., Fels, M.

  12. Behavioural diversity as a potential welfare indicator for professionally managed chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Exploring variations in calculating diversity using species-specific behaviours

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, K., Bryant, J., Staley, M., Whitham, J. C., Miller, L. J.

  13. Emotional support animals: A framework for clinical decision-making

    | Contributor(s):: Ferrell, Jillian, Crowley, Susan L.

  14. The effect of animal shelter sound on cat behaviour and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Eagan, B. H., Gordon, E., Fraser, D.

  15. On-farm culling methods used for pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Dalla Costa, F. A., Gibson, T. J., Oliveira, S. E. O., Gregory, N. G., Faucitano, L., Dalla Costa, O. A.

  16. Contribution of adult sex ratio to trauma and reproductive output in large breeding groups of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)

    | Contributor(s):: Crast, J., Bloomsmith, M. A., Remillard, C. M., Meeker, T.

  17. A follow-up study of exercise test results and severity of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome signs in brachycephalic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Aromaa, M., Rajamäki, M. M., Lilja-Maula, L.

  18. Cultural "Blind Spots," Social Influence and the Welfare of Working Donkeys in Brick Kilns in Northern India

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamlin L. Watson, Laura M. Kubasiewicz, Natasha Chamberlain, Caroline Nye, Zoe Raw, Faith A. Burden

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) work across the globe to improve the welfare of working equids. Despite decades of veterinary and other interventions, welfare issues persist with equids working in brick kilns. Engagement with all stakeholders is integral to creating abiding improvements...

  19. Prevalence of bacterial zoonoses in selected trophy hunted species, and the potential of human health risk in Bwabwata National park, Namibia

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    | Contributor(s):: Matheus-Auwa Ameya

    Zoonotic diseases are infections acquired from vertebrate animals (wild or domesticated) animals to humans through direct or indirect contact with live animals, their derivatives or contaminated surroundings. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of potential bacterial zoonoses...

  20. Humanely Ending the Life of Animals: Research Priorities to Identify Alternatives to Carbon Dioxide

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    | Contributor(s):: Aline R. Steiner, Shannon Axiak Flammer, Ngaio J. Beausoleil, Charlotte Berg, Regula Bettschart-Wolfensberger, Rebeca García Pinillos, Huw D.R. Golledge, Michael Marahrens, Robert Meyer, Tobias Schnitzer, Michael J. Toscano, Patricia V. Turner, Daniel M. Weary, Thomas C. Gent

    The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) for stunning and killing animals is considered to compromise welfare due to air hunger, anxiety, fear, and pain. Despite decades of research, no alternatives have so far been found that provide a safe and reliable way to induce unconsciousness in groups of...