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  1. The relative effectiveness of two expanding bullet designs in young harp seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus): A randomised controlled field study in the Norwegian harp seal hunt

    Contributor(s):: Ryeng, K. A., Larsen, S. E.

  2. The brain, unconsciousness and death: a critical appraisal with regard to halal meat production

    Contributor(s):: Fuseini, A.

  3. Comparison of novel mechanical cervical dislocation and a modified captive bolt for on-farm killing of poultry on behavioural reflex responses and anatomical pathology

    Contributor(s):: Martin, J. E., McKeegan, D. E. F., Sparrey, J., Sandilands, V.

  4. Humane euthanasia of neonates I: validation of the effectiveness of the Zephyr EXL non-penetrating captive-bolt euthanasia system on neonate piglets up to 10.9 kg live-weight

    Contributor(s):: Grist, A., Murrell, J. C., McKinstry, J. L., Knowles, T. G., Wotton, S. B.

  5. Technical contribution: evaluation of the efficacy of a non-penetrating captive bolt to euthanase dairy goat kids up to 30 days of age

    Contributor(s):: Sutherland, M. A., Watson, T. J., Millman, S. T.

  6. Evidence of diet, deification, and death within ancient Egyptian mummified animals

    Contributor(s):: Johnston, R., Thomas, R., Jones, R., Graves-Brown, C., Goodridge, W., North, L.

  7. Emotion Work of Coping with the Death of a Companion Animal

    Contributor(s):: Karyn McKinney

  8. Grief for pets – Part 2: Avoiding compassion fatigue

    | Contributor(s):: Caroline Hewson

    Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is one of the main stressors for veterinary nurses, and it can result in compassion fatigue. There seems to have been little acknowledgement of this in the workplace or the literature, and we lack research on prevalence, risk factors...

  9. Investigating the Emotion Regulation Strategies Implemented by Adults Grieving the Death of a Pet in Australia and the UK

    | Contributor(s):: Chloe Green, Maria Kangas, Ian Fairholm

    Pet-related grief has been for the most part been overlooked in psychological research. The aim of this study was twofold. First, to investigate whether the ambiguous loss of one’s pet was associated with heightened grief compared to certain pet death; and second, to examine whether...

  10. Chapter 23 - Following the Loss of a Companion Animal: Aftercare and Pet Loss Support

    | Contributor(s):: Katherine Goldberg, Sandra Brackenridge

  11. Aftercare

    | Contributor(s):: Coleen Ellis, Amir Shanan (editor), Jessica Pierce (editor), Tamara Shearer (editor)

  12. When the Bond Breaks: Variables Associated with Grief Following Companion Animal Loss

    | Contributor(s):: Cowling, Dawn M., Isenstein, Sari G. E., Schneider, Margaret S.

    This research used an online quantitative survey to investigate variables related to grief following pet loss. These included type of relationship, animal species, amount of time since death, cause of death, attachment, and social support. We also examined emotions hypothesized to be associated...

  13. Historical Perspective of Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine

    | Contributor(s):: Cooney, K.

  14. Herd-Level on-Farm Mortality in Extensively Managed Beef Herds

    | Contributor(s):: Mõtus, Kerli, Niine, Tarmo, Viltrop, Arvo, Emanuelson, Ulf

    The herd on-farm mortality rate is an indicator of herd animal health and welfare status. The aim of the present study was to describe herd-level on-farm mortality rates and to identify risk factors that contribute to high herd mortality rates. Online or postal questionnaires were sent to 676...

  15. Grief severity: A comparison between human and companion animal death

    | Contributor(s):: Lavorgna, B. F., Hutton, V. E.

    Grief severity was investigated and compared amongst 50 participants aged 18 to 65 years who had experienced the death of a human (n = 35) or the death of a companion animal (n = 15). Participants were recruited in Australia and completed an on-line self-report questionnaire package, measuring...

  16. Pet Loss and Representations of Death, Attachment, Depression, and Euthanasia

    | Contributor(s):: Testoni, Ines, Cataldo, Loriana De, Ronconi, Lucia, Zamperini, Adriano

    Studies that have examined pet loss hypothesize that attachment, representations of death, and the belief in an afterlife for animals may influence owners’ bereavement and depressive outcomes. The following instruments were administered to 159 Italian participants recruited through snowball...

  17. Denial of Death and the Relationship between Humans and Other Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Marino, Lori, Mountain, Michael

    The focus of this paper is to explore how cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker's claim that human behavior is largely motivated by fear of death may explain important aspects of our relationship with nonhuman animals. Terror management theory (tmt) suggests that when we humans are reminded of...

  18. Cat ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study

    | Contributor(s):: Qureshi, A. I., Memon, M. Z., Vazquez, G., Suri, M. F.

    Background: The presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Methods: Relative risks (RR) of all deaths, death due to myocardial infarction (MI), cardiovascular diseases (MI or stroke), and...

  19. Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Compitus, Katherine

  20. Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal

    | Contributor(s):: Sabine B. J. Volkmann