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  1. 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.

  2. The welfare of culled dairy cattle sent to market and its impact on economic return

    Contributor(s):: Rosen, K., Llonch, P., Langford, F. M.

  3. A conceptual model of the human-animal relationships dynamics during newborn handling on cow-calf operation farms

    Contributor(s):: Costa, F. de O., Valente, T. S., Toledo, L. M. de, Ambrosio, L. A., Campo, M. del, Costa, M. J. R. P. da

  4. Animal-Based Measurements to Assess the Welfare of Dairy Cull Cows during Pre-Slaughter

    Contributor(s):: Romero, M. H., Rodríguez-Palomares, M., Sánchez, J. A.

  5. Welfare effects of a disease eradication programme for dairy goats

    Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Leine, N., Valle, P. S.

  6. A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre

    Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...

  7. Moral values and attitudes toward Dutch sow husbandry

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    | Contributor(s):: Bergstra, T. J., Gremmen, B., Stassen, E. N.

    Attitudes toward sow husbandry differ between citizens and conventional pig farmers. Research showed that moral values could only predict the judgment of people in case of culling healthy animals in the course of a disease epidemic to a certain extent. Therefore, we hypothesized that attitudes...

  8. Animal welfare concerns and values of stakeholders within the dairy industry

    | Contributor(s):: Ventura, B. A., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Weary, D. M.

    This paper describes the perspectives of stakeholders within the North American dairy industry on key issues affecting the welfare of dairy cattle. Five heterogeneous focus groups were held during a dairy cattle welfare meeting in Guelph, Canada in October 2012. Each group contained between 7 and...

  9. Humane killing of nonhuman animals for disease control purposes

    | Contributor(s):: Raj, M.

    Reports and guidelines produced by international institutions such as the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE, 2005) describe various methods of killing nonhuman animals. Selection and implementation of a killing method may involve several factors. Preventing or minimizing risk to human...

  10. Special welfare concerns in countries dependent on live animal trade: the real foreign animal disease emergency for Canada

    | Contributor(s):: Whiting, T. L.

    Any outbreak of an Office International des Epizooties trade-disrupting (previously List-A) disease, such as classical swine fever or foot and mouth disease in a previously disease-free region can have severe consequences for nonhuman animal welfare. In addition to animals destroyed for the...

  11. Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone area: disease management at the wildlife-livestock interface

    | Contributor(s):: Schumaker, B. A., Peck, D. E., Kauffman, M. E.

  12. Culled early or culled late: economic decisions and risks to welfare in dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Langford, F. M., Stott, A. W.

  13. Moral convictions and culling animals: a survey in the Netherlands

    | Contributor(s):: Cohen, N. E., Brom, F. W. A., Stassen, E. N.

    In this paper the results are presented of a national survey in the Netherlands. The aim was to identify and describe the convictions about animals that people have in Dutch society and the role of these in judgments on the culling of healthy animals during an animal disease epidemic. A total of...

  14. New Zealand farmer narratives of the benefits of reduced human intervention during lambing in extensive farming systems

    | Contributor(s):: Fisher, M.

    Easy-care or natural lambing pertains to those sheep able to successfully lamb and rear at least one lamb without human assistance in a difficult environment. Such sheep may have a higher survival rate, lower lamb mortality, and require less shepherding at lambing than other sheep breeds or...

  15. Influence of replacement rate on the welfare of sows introduced to a large dynamic group

    | Contributor(s):: O'Connell, N. E., Beattie, V. E., Moss, B. W.

    This experiment investigated the effects of replacing 10, 20, 30 or 40% of a dynamic group of forty sows on the welfare of newly-introduced animals. The experiment was replicated five times, using a total of 200 multiparous sows. Replacements took place at 3 week intervals, and 3 days prior to...

  16. Influence of free-stall base on tarsal joint lesions and hygiene in dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Fulwider, W. K., Grandin, T., Garrick, D. J., Engle, T. E., Lamm, W. D., Dalsted, N. L., Rollin, B. E.

  17. Influence of replacement rate on the welfare of sows introduced to a large dynamic group

    | Contributor(s):: O'Connell, N. E., Beattie, V. E., Moss, B. W.

    This experiment investigated the effects of replacing 10, 20, 30 or 40% of a dynamic group of forty sows on the welfare of newly-introduced animals. The experiment was replicated five times, using a total of 200 multiparous sows. Replacements took place at 3 week intervals, and 3 days prior to...

  18. A note on behaviour of poultry exposed to increasing carbon dioxide concentrations

    | Contributor(s):: Gerritzen, M., Lambooij, B., Reimert, H., Stegeman, A., Spruijt, B.

    Killing poultry by means of whole house gassing with carbon dioxide (CO2) is an important tool in disease control. The behaviour of ducks, broilers, laying hens and turkeys was observed to assess differences in susceptibility between species and to assess animal welfare implications following...

  19. Behavioral agitation during handling of cattle is persistent over time

    | Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

    Fifty-three Gelbvieh X Simmental X Charolais cross bulls and 102 steers were restrained for blood testing every 30 days in a squeeze chute (crush). At the same time they were also weighed in a single animal scale. Out of four consecutive restraint sessions, 5 (9

  20. Differences in home range and habitat use among individuals in a cattle herd

    | Contributor(s):: Howery, L. D., Provenza, F. D., Banner, R. E., Scott, C. B.

    A field study was conducted on the Maxfield-Thompson Grazing Allotment in the Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho, to investigate the differences in home range (HR) and habitat use (HU) of individual cows (that use certain areas (e.g. riparian grasslands) more than others (e.g. upland grasslands))...