A review of the humaneness of puntilla as a slaughter method
Contributor(s):: Limon, G., Guitian, J., Gregory, N. G.
Construct validity of animal-assisted therapy and activities: how important is the animal in AAT?
Contributor(s):: Marino, L.
Designing animal welfare policies and monitoring progress
Contributor(s):: Keeling, L. J., Immink, V., Hubbard, C., Garrod, G., Edwards, S. A., Ingenbleek, P.
Identifying reasons for stun failures in slaughterhouses for cattle and pigs: a field study
Contributor(s):: Wenzlawowicz, M. von, Holleben, K. von, Eser, E.
Licensing poultry CO<sub>2</sub> gas-stunning systems with regard to animal welfare: investigations under practical conditions
Contributor(s):: Holleben, K. von, Wenzlawowicz, M. von, Eser, E.
Preliminary evaluation of the effectiveness of captive-bolt guns as a killing method without exsanguination for horned and unhorned sheep
Contributor(s):: Gibson, T. J., Ridler, A. L., Lamb, C. R., Williams, A., Giles, S., Gregory, N. G.
Survey of the incidence of post-stun behavioural reflexes in electrically stunned broilers in commercial conditions and the relationship of their incidence with the applied water-bath electrical parameters
Contributor(s):: Anastasov, M. I., Wotton, S. B.
The Canadian harp seal hunt: observations on the effectiveness of procedures to avoid poor animal welfare outcomes
Contributor(s):: Daoust, P. Y., Caraguel, C.
The need for monitoring farm animal welfare during mass killing for disease eradication purposes
Contributor(s):: Berg, C.
Uptake and effectiveness of interventions to reduce claw lesions in 40 dairy herds in the UK
Contributor(s):: Barker, Z. E., Wright, J. L., Blowey, R. W., Amory, J. R., Green, L. E.
Using an adaptive methodology to study human-animal interactions in cultural context
Contributor(s):: Jegatheesan, B.
Associative learning by cattle to enable effective and ethical virtual fences
Contributor(s):: Lee, C., Henshall, J. M., Wark, T. J., Crossman, C. C., Reed, M. T., Brewer, H. G., O'Grady, J., Fisher, A. D.
An ability of cattle to readily associate a non-aversive audio cue (conditioned stimulus) with an aversive but non-noxious electric shock (unconditioned stimulus) should enable virtual fences to control cattle in an ethical manner similar to conventional electric fencing. The first study was...
Farm animal welfare in the U.S.A.: farming practices, research, education, regulation, and assurance programs. (Special Issue: Farm animal welfare since the Brambell report.)
Contributor(s):: Mench, J. A.
What impact has the Brambell Report, and the growth of the field of applied ethology, had on the United States of America? There has been increasing public awareness of farm animal welfare issues and a concomitant increase in animal welfare research and teaching activities. This has occurred more...
The effect of ostensive cues on dogs' performance in a manipulative social learning task
Contributor(s):: Range, F., Heucke, S. L., Gruber, C., Konz, A., Huber, L., Viranyi, Z.
In contrast to animal social learning (e.g. dogs learning from observing another dog), humans typically teach by attracting the attention of the learner. Also during the training of dogs, humans tend to attract their attention in a similar way. Here, we investigated dogs' ability to learn both...
Bold, shy, and persistent: variable coyote response to light and sound stimuli
Contributor(s):: Darrow, P. A., Shivik, J. A.
To improve frightening device technology for managing predation, we examined variation in coyote (Canis latrans) response to visual, auditory, and combined stimuli using a behavior-contingent programmable frightening device. We hoped to gather information on the relative effectiveness of light,...
Can stimulus enhancement explain the apparent success of the model-rival technique in the domestic dog ( Canis familiaris )?
Contributor(s):: Cracknell, N. R., Mills, D. S., Kaulfuss, P.
The model-rival technique is a method of training whereby an animal learns the distinguishing features of a target object, such as name and colour, by observing a trainer and a potential competitor engage in conversation about these features. In this study the apparent effectiveness of the...
Comparison of the effectiveness of a purported anti-static cape (the Storm DefenderReg.) vs. a placebo cape in the treatment of canine thunderstorm phobia as assessed by owners' reports
Contributor(s):: Cottam, N., Dodman, N. H.
Canine thunderstorm phobia is considered a noise phobia, however, it has been theorized that pain associated with discharge of accrued static electricity could contribute to this malady. This project aimed to determine if a purported anti-static cape (the Storm DefenderReg.) and a non-anti-static...
Effect of dietary fibre type on physical activity and behaviour in kennelled dogs
Contributor(s):: Bosch, G., Beerda, B., Hoek, E. van de, Hesta, M., Poel, A. F. B. van der, Janssens, G. P. J., Hendriks, W. H.
Dog diets may differ in their effectiveness of maintaining satiety after a meal. Consequently, sensations of hunger, feeding motivation, physical activity, and sensitivity to environmental stressors may be increased. Dietary fibre may be effective in prolonging postprandial satiety depending on...
Modifying stockperson attitudes and behaviour towards pigs at a large commercial farm
Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Hemsworth, P. H., Hay, M., Cox, M.
Considerable research into the role of the stockperson's attitude and behaviour on the behaviour, productivity and welfare of commercial pigs has been conducted. Recently, it has been demonstrated that a training program to modify the attitudes and behaviour of stockpeople on small and moderately...
Behavioral differences between provisioned and non-provisioned Barbary macaques ( Macaca sylvanus )
Contributor(s):: Unwin, T., Smith, A.
The majority of Gibraltar's Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) are provided with fruit and vegetable rations to keep them in the nature reserve and away from town. Recent fissioning of one troop has created a vagrant group that is denied access to official feeding sites by other troops, and which...