Smart Technologies Lead to Smart Answers? On the Claim of Smart Sensing Technologies to Tackle Animal Related Societal Concerns in Europe Over Current Pig Husbandry Systems
| Contributor(s):: Mona F. Giersberg, Franck L. B. Meijboom
Current pig production systems in Europe are subject to public criticism. At the same time, Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technologies, which allow for automated animal monitoring are entering commercial pig farms.With their claim of improving animal health and welfare, these innovations...
The Process of Coming and Going in this World: Conversation About Interspecies Collaboration, Domestication, Sound
| Contributor(s):: Burke, Ruth K., Landau, Jessica
Ireland Human-Animal Interactions Education Abroad
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Hamer
For my project I took course in Human-Animal Interactions then went abroad to Ireland with the Department of Animal Sciences to do study that same thing. While abroad for 9 days we visited zoos, animal rehabilitation centers, multiple farms, the University College of Dublin, and even some...
Toward Human-Carnivore Coexistence: Understanding Tolerance for Tigers in Bangladesh
| Contributor(s):: Chloe Inskip, Neil Carter, Shawn Riley, Thomas Roberts, Douglas MacMillan
Fostering local community tolerance for endangered carnivores, such as tigers (Panthera tigris), is a core component of many conservation strategies. Identification of antecedents of tolerance will facilitate the development of effective tolerance-building conservation action and secure...
Turning science into policy: The case of farm animal welfare in Canada
| Contributor(s):: David Fraser
Development of farm animal welfare standards in Canada has evolved significantly over 35 yr in terms of process, leadership, and the role of science. Key elements of the current process include: 1) influential producers and producer organizations that see the benefit of having...
Assessing the Social and Psychological Impacts of Endemic Animal Disease Amongst Farmers
| Contributor(s):: Delyth Crimes, Gareth Enticott
Outbreaks of exotic animal disease, such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) are associated with social and psychological impacts amongst farmers. Whilst claims of similar impacts for endemic diseases have been made, there is little empirical evidence to justify these assertions. This paper...
Duties to Socialise with Domesticated Animals: Farmed Animal Sanctuaries as Frontiers of Friendship
| Contributor(s):: Guy Scotton
I argue that humans have a duty to socialise with domesticated animals, especially members of farmed animal species: to make efforts to include them in our social lives in circumstances that make friendships possible. Put another way, domesticated animals have a claim to opportunities to...
Review: Management of livestock behavior to improve welfare and production
| Contributor(s):: Orihuela, A.
Aggregating animal welfare indicators: can it be done in a transparent and ethically robust way?
| Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Corr, S. A., Lund, T. B., Forkman, B.
Farm membership of voluntary welfare schemes results in better compliance with animal welfare legislation in Great Britain
| Contributor(s):: Clark, C. C. A., Crump, R., KilBride, A. L., Green, L. E.
Factors influencing the attitude of equestrians towards sport horse welfare
| Contributor(s):: Ikinger, C., Spiller, A., Kayser, M.
Attitudes of veterinary students in Croatia toward farm animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Ostovic, M., Mesic, Z., Mikus, T., Matkovic, K., Pavicic, Z.
Using technology to monitor and improve zoo animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Whitham, J. C., Miller, L. J.
Restricting the ability of sows to move: a source of concern for some Brazilians
| Contributor(s):: Yunes, M. C., von Keyserlingk, M. A. G., Hotzel, M. J.
The Role of Tryptophan-Kynurenine in Feather Pecking in Domestic Chicken Lines
| Contributor(s):: Patrick Birkl, Jacqueline Chow, Paul Forsythe, Johanna M. Gostner, Joergen B. Kjaer, Wolfgang A. Kunze, Peter McBride, Dietmar Fuchs, Alexandra Harlander-Matauschek
Research into the role of tryptophan (TRP) breakdown away from the serotonergic to the kynurenine (KYN) pathway by stimulating the brain-endocrine-immune axis system interaction has brought new insight into potential etiologies of certain human behavioral and mental disorders. TRP is involved...
Integrated value-chain and risk assessment of Pig-Related Zoonoses in Ghana
| Contributor(s):: Ayodele O. Majekodunmi, Henry Ofosu Addo, Husein Bagulo, Langbong Bimi
The marked increase in the pig-trade in Ghana has raised concerns about increased transmission of related zoonotic diseases. A study on pig-related zoonoses along the pork valuechain was conducted in Greater Accra and Upper East Regions of Ghana. Results showed significant taenia (60%) and...
Goat Yoga: Preliminary Implications for Health, Agriculture, and 4-H
| Contributor(s):: Laura E. Balis, Chance Marshall, Alix Malcolm, Samantha M. Hardin
Goat yoga, an event that combines yoga and interactions with goats, may serve as a cross-initiative program that can promote both health and agriculture. This article describes the potential impact of goat yoga and the results of a pilot program. Adult attendees of the pilot event completed a...
Understanding Cows' Emotions on Farm: Are Eye White and Ear Posture Reliable Indicators?
| Contributor(s):: Monica Battini, Anna Agostini, Silvana Mattiello
Understanding the emotions of dairy cows is primarily important in enhancing the level of welfare and provide a better life on farm. This study explored whether eye white and ear posture can reliably contribute to interpret valence and arousal of emotions in dairy cows. The research was...
Small Ruminants: Farmers' Hope in a World Threatened by Water Scarcity
| Contributor(s):: Oluwakamisi F. Akinmoladun, Voster Muchenje, Fabian N. Fon, Conference T. Mpendulo
The availability and sustainability of suitable and good quality drinking water is a global concern. Such uncertainties threaten livestock production with an attendant ripple effect on food security. Small ruminants, including sheep and goats, appear to be promising to smallholder farmers in...
The Development and Evaluation of 'Farm Animal Welfare': An Educational Computer Game for Children
| Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Gilly A. R. Mendes Ferreira, Joanne M. Williams
Many children growing up in urban areas of Western countries have limited contact with and knowledge of farm animals and food production systems. Education can play an important role in children’s understanding of farm animal welfare issues, however, most education provided focuses on...