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  1. A review of mulesing and other methods to control flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Phillips, C. J. C.

    Flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep has the potential to have a major impact on the welfare of significant numbers of sheep worldwide, but particularly in Australia. The main control method used in Australia, the mulesing operation to remove folds of skin from the hindquarters of the sheep, is...

  2. A social contract for biotechnology: shared visions for risky technologies? (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)

    Contributor(s):: Bruce, D. M.

    Future technological developments concerning food, agriculture, and the environment face the conflict of social legitimation from a skeptical public and media, in the wake of the crises of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, genetic modified (GM) food, and foot and mouth disease in the UK. Key...

  3. Amount and diurnal distribution of grazing time by stocker cattle under different tall fescue management strategies

    Contributor(s):: Coffey, K. P., Moyer, J. L., Brazle, F. K., Lomas, L. W.

    The effects of endophyte level, ladino clover interseeding, grazing management or supplemental antibiotics on stocker cattle performance and the amount and diurnal distribution of grazing time by stocker cattle on tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) pastures was evaluated. Grazing time was measured...

  4. An ethicist's commentary on the case of determining withdrawal time for off-label drug usage in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  5. An ethicist's commentary on the case of shipping animals that have experienced heavy metal toxicosis

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  6. An ethicist's commentary on the raw milk case

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  7. Animal welfare: a complex international public policy issue: economic, policy, societal, cultural and other drivers and constraints. a 20-year international perspective

    Contributor(s):: Bayvel, A. C. D., Diesch, T. J., Cross, N.

  8. Assessment of GM crops in commercial agriculture

    Contributor(s):: Clark, E. A., Lehman, H.

    The calibre of the recent discourse regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has suffered from a lack of consensus on terminology, from the scarcity of evidence upon which to assess risk to health and to the environment, and from value differences between proponents and opponents of GMOs....

  9. Belgian consumers' attitude towards surgical castration and immunocastration of piglets

    Contributor(s):: Vanhonacker, F., Verbeke, W., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

    In the vast majority of European countries, piglets are surgically castrated in order to eliminate the risk of boar taint, an odour or flavour that can be present when pork from entire males is cooked. However, surgical castration is the subject of much debate and criticism as a result of its...

  10. Bullet fragmentation and lead deposition in white-tailed deer and domestic sheep

    Contributor(s):: Grund, M. D., Cornicelli, L., Carlson, L. T., Butler, E. A.

  11. Can food safety policy-making be both scientifically and democratically legitimated? If so, how? (Special Issue: Ethics and the politics of food.)

    Contributor(s):: Millstone, E.

    This paper provides an analysis of the evolution of thinking and talking about the role of scientific knowledge and expertise in food safety policy-making, and in risk policy-making more generally from the late 19th century to the present day. It highlights the defining characteristics of several...

  12. Combining an active transponder system with sprayed n -alkanes to quantify investigative and ingestive grazing behaviour of dairy cattle in pastures treated with slurry

    Contributor(s):: Swain, D. L., Friend, M. A., Mayes, R. W., Wilson, L. A., Hutchings, M. R.

    This paper explores the interaction of grazing pregnant dairy cattle (lactating and non-lactating) with contaminated pasture. Behavioural responses were divided into investigative and ingestive grazing events. Patches of sward were artificially contaminated with slurry (containing faeces and...

  13. Complications during shechita and halal slaughter without stunning in cattle

    Contributor(s):: Gregory, N. G., Wenzlawowicz, M. von, Holleben, K. von, Fielding, H. R., Gibson, T. J., Mirabito, L., Kolesar, R.

  14. Conflict over risks in food production: a challenge for democracy

    Contributor(s):: Jensen, K. K.

    When it comes to conflict over risk management priorities in food production, a number of observers, including myself, have called for some sort of public deliberation as a means of resolving the moral disagreements underlying such conflicts. This paper asks how, precisely, such deliberation...

  15. Consensus conferences - a case study: publiforum in Switzerland with special respect to the role of lay persons and ethics. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)

    Contributor(s):: Skorupinski, B., Baranzke, H., Ingensiep, H. W., Meinhardt, M.

    This paper presents a case study dealing with the Switzerland's consensus conference called "PubliForum", which tackled the issue of "Genetic Technology and Nutrition" (1999). Societal and ethical aspects of genetically modified foods can be seen as prototypes of topics depending on the...

  16. Constrained choice and ethical dilemmas in land management: environmental quality and food safety in California agriculture

    Contributor(s):: Stuart, D.

    As environmental and conservation efforts increasingly turn towards agricultural landscapes, it is important to understand how land management decisions are made by agricultural producers. While previous studies have explored producer decision-making, many fail to recognize the importance of...

  17. Consumer attitudes towards alternatives to piglet castration without pain relief in organic farming: qualitative results from Germany

    Contributor(s):: Heid, A., Hamm, U.

  18. Contamination of pet therapy dogs with MRSA and Clostridium difficile

    Contributor(s):: Lefebvre, S. L., Weese, J. S.

  19. Determination of residue levels of alpha-chloralose in duck tissues

    Contributor(s):: Goldade, David A., Stahl, Randal S., Johnston, John J.

  20. Developing measures to audit welfare of cattle and pigs at slaughter

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.