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A survey assessment of the incidence of fur-chewing in commercial chinchilla ( Chinchilla lanigera ) farms
Contributor(s):: Ponzio, M. F., Busso, J. M., Ruiz, R. D., Cuneo, F. M. de
Chinchilla lanigera intensive breeding programmes are affected by an abnormal repetitive behaviour called 'fur-chewing', yet the aetiology is still unknown and little scientific work has been published on this condition. Recent studies have supported the idea that fur-chewing is a stress-related...
AIDS, canines and zoonoses: risks and benefits of visits
Contributor(s):: Evans, K. M.
Comparison of indoor and captive, free-roaming management in golden-headed lion tamarins ( Leontopithecus chrysomelas ) at Zurich Zoo
Contributor(s):: Steinmetz, H. W., Zingg, R., Ossent, P., Eulenberger, U., Clauss, M., Hatt, J. M.
Traditional husbandry practices for the public display of Callitrichidae involve strict separation of animals and public. An important consideration for the evaluation of such management is the occurrence of health problems and potential zoonotic risks. This study compared animal data and...
Crib-biting behavior in horses: a review
Contributor(s):: Wickens, C. L., Heleski, C. R.
During the past decade, stereotypic behavior in horses, specifically crib-biting behavior, has received considerable attention in the scientific literature. Epidemiological and experimental studies designed to investigate crib-biting behavior have provided valuable insight into the prevalence,...
Dogs that Don't Bark in the Night: How to Investigate the Lack of a Domain of Expertise?
Contributor(s):: Cheney, Dorothy L., Seyfarth, Robert M.
Exposure to cats: update on risks for sensitization and allergic diseases
Contributor(s):: Dharmage, S. C., Lodge, C. L., Matheson, M. C., Campbell, B., Lowe, A. J.
Facing the Fear: A Self-Help Guide to Getting Over Animal Phobias
Contributor(s):: Marchman, James N.
Fatal dog attacks, 1989-1994
Contributor(s):: Sacks, J. J., Lockwood, R., Hornreich, J., Sattin, R. W.
Feather damaging behaviour in parrots: a review with consideration of comparative aspects
Contributor(s):: Zeeland, Y. R. A. van, Spruit, B. M., Rodenburg, T. B., Riedstra, B., Hierden, Y. M. van, Buitenhuis, B., Korte, S. M., Lumeij, J. T.
Feather damaging behaviour (also referred to as feather picking or feather plucking) is a behavioural disorder that is frequently encountered in captive parrots. This disorder has many characteristics that are similar to trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder in humans. Unfortunately, to...
Feather eating in layer pullets and its possible role in the aetiology of feather pecking damage
Contributor(s):: McKeegan, D. E. F., Savory, C. J.
Feather eating and its possible relationship with damaging pecking was examined in 144 pen-housed ISA Brown layer pullets. Collection and measurement of loose feathers in sample plots on 12 pen floors (feather were characterized as 'short' or 'long'), and examination of faecal droppings (eaten...
Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep
Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.
Making inferences about the location of hidden food: Social dog, causal ape
Contributor(s):: Bräuer, Juliane, Kaminski, Juliane, Riedel, Julia, Call, Josep, Tomasello, Michael
Measuring the success of a farm animal welfare education event
Contributor(s):: Jamieson, J., Reiss, M. J., Allen, D., Asher, L., Wathes, C. M., Abeyesinghe, S. M.
Monsters, creatures, and pets at Hogwarts: Animal stewardship in the world of Harry Potter
Contributor(s):: Dendle, Peter
Muscle disorders and rehabilitation in canine athletes. (Neuromuscular diseases)
Contributor(s):: Steiss, J. E.
Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions
Contributor(s):: Ogechi, I., Snook, K., Davis, B. M., Hansen, A. R., Liu, F., Zhang, J.
Post-release survival of hand-reared tawny owls ( Strix aluco ) based on radio-tracking and leg-band return data
Contributor(s):: Leighton, K., Chilvers, D., Charles, A., Kelly, A.
The post-release survival of hand-reared tawny owls (Strix aluco) was measured using radio-tracking and leg-band return data. Of 16 birds fitted with 2.4 g radiotelemetry tags, two shed their tags after four and nine days, respectively and one bird was recovered and the tag removed. The remaining...
Potential welfare impacts of kill-trapping European moles ( Talpa europaea) using scissor traps and duffus traps: a post mortem examination study
Contributor(s):: Baker, S. E., Shaw, R. F., Atkinson, R. P. D., West, P., Macdonald, D. W.
Moles are widely trapped as pests on farms and amenity land in Britain. Spring traps for killing mammals generally require welfare approval in the UK, but mole traps are exempt. Previous research demonstrated wide variation in the mechanical performance of mole traps. In this context, we aimed to...
Punish and forgive: Causal attribution and positive bias in response to cat and dog misbehavior
Contributor(s):: Rajecki, D. W., Rasmussen, J. L., Conner, T. J.
Special Issue: One health: the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment. (Special Issue: One health: the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment.)
Contributor(s):: Monath, T. P., Kahn, L. H., Kaplan, B.
This special issue contains articles on the use of animal-assisted therapy for humans, zoonoses and disease control in domestic, laboratory and wild animals.