An initial investigation into the effects of isolation and enrichment on the welfare of laboratory pigs housed in the PigTurn system, assessed using tear staining, behaviour, physiology and haematology
Contributor(s):: DeBoer, S. P., Garner, J. P., McCain, R. R., Lay, D. C., Jr., Eicher, S. D., Marchant-Forde, J. N.
In some parts of the world, the laboratory pig ( Sus scrofa) is often housed in individual, sterile housing which may impose stress. Our objectives were to determine the effects of isolation and enrichment on pigs housed within the PigTurn - a novel penning system with automated blood sampling -...
Behavioural reactivity of ewes and lambs during partial and total social isolation
Contributor(s):: Barnard, S., Matthews, L. R., Messori, S., Vulpiani, M. P., Ferri, N.
This work investigated the differences in the reactivity of Sarda (primiparous n=18, multiparous n=17) and Dorset (multiparous n=8) breeds of sheep and their singleton lambs to two challenging test situations involving a mother-lamb partial separation test and an isolation test. Non-parametric...
Effects of growth-promoting technology on feedlot cattle behavior in the 21 days before slaughter
Contributor(s):: Stackhouse-Lawson, K. R., Tucker, C. B., Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S., Mitloehner, F. M.
There is growing interest in the animal welfare implications of growth-promoting technology used in feedlot cattle, namely hormonal implants, ionophores, antibiotics and β 2-adrenergic agonists. Previous studies have focused on the effects of implants on aggression, but little work has...
Service Dog Project, Inc.
The Service Dog Project (SDP) provides a better quality of life for the mobility impaired. SDP has donated over 70 Great Danes as service dogs to individuals who have severe balance and mobility limitations. These dogs provide a valuable service and have enhanced the quality of life...
Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses Since 1800 [book review]
Contributor(s):: Scholthof, Karen-Beth G.
Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses since 1800 [book review]
Contributor(s):: Tenner, Edward
Calling the Wild: Selection, Domestication, and Species
Contributor(s):: Ritvo, Harriet
Harnessing Heredity In Gilded Age America: Middle Class Mores And Industrial Breeding In A Cultural Context
Contributor(s):: Thurtle, Phillip
Horses And Horsemen In Northampton Before 1900
Contributor(s):: Lewis, Henry W.
Horses in Society: A Story of Animal Breeding and Marketing Culture, 1800-1920 [book review]
Contributor(s):: Elofson, Warren M.
The Mule: The Worker that "Can't Get No Respect"
Contributor(s):: Arnold, Watson C.
Writing Horses into American Civil War History
Contributor(s):: Phillips, Gervase
The morality of the reptile "pet" trade
Contributor(s):: Warwick, C.
The trade in, and private keeping of, reptiles as "pets" raises several ethical concerns regarding animal welfare (associated with handling, storage, transportation, intensive captive breeding, captivity stress, injury, disease, and high premature mortality); public health and safety (associated...
Horse and Man in Early Modern England
Contributor(s):: Edwards, Peter
Horses in Society: A Story of Animal Breeding and Marketing Culture, 1800-1920
Contributor(s):: Derry, Margaret E.
Perceptions among university students in Seville (Spain) of the rabbit as livestock and as a companion animal
| Contributor(s):: González-Redondo, P., Contreras-Chacón, G. M.
A project to clone companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Hawthorne, L.
A 'special feature' article by the Project Coordinator of MIssyplicity, a Genetic Savings & Clone (GSC) project seeking to clone a specific mixed breed dog, named Missy, owned by an anonymous yet wealthy individual.
A survey of abnormal repetitive behaviors in North American river otters housed in zoos
| Contributor(s):: Morabito, P., Bashaw, M. J.
Stereotypic behaviors, indicating poor welfare and studied in a variety of species (especially carnivores), appear related to characteristics of current and past environments. Although North American river otters (Lontra canadensis) often develop abnormal, repetitive, possibly stereotypic...
Assessment: effects of porcine zona pellucida immunocontraception on oestrous cyclicity in feral horses
| Contributor(s):: Powell, D. M., Monfort, S. L.
The following study used noninvasive faecal hormone monitoring to assess whether contraception with porcine zona pellucida (PZP) had an impact on oestrous cycle characteristics in a herd of feral horses living on Assateague Island, Maryland. The study assayed longitudinal faecal samples,...
Cloning companion animals is wrong
| Contributor(s):: Bok, H.
"... Cloning is not safe, and it is not widely understood. Nevertheless, I suppose that some extremely compelling reason might justify our cloning animals. However, there is no such justification for the Missyplicity Project." ...