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  1. Sex differences in the herding styles of working sheepdogs and their handlers

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin Kydd, Paul McGreevy

    Working sheepdog trials test the attributes of dogs as well as the dogmanship and stockmanship skills of handlers. They generally include standard elements such as outrun, lift, fetch, drive, shed, pen and single to test all facets of the work that dogs perform on a farm. While both male and...

  2. Farm manager involvement in an equine on-farm welfare assessment: opportunities for education and improvement

    | Contributor(s):: DuBois, C., DeVries, T. J., Haley, D. B., Lawlis, P., Merkies, K.

  3. Long-term hyperalgesia and traumatic neuroma formation in tail-docked lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Larrondo, C., Bustamante, H., Paredes, E., Gallo, C.

  4. Assessing animal welfare at the f arm level: do we care sufficiently about the individual?

    | Contributor(s):: Winckler, C.

  5. Efficiency of measures for sow husbandry: Integrating farm income, animal welfare and public attitudes

    | Contributor(s):: Bergstra, T. J., Hogeveen, H., Stassen, E. N., Lansink, Agjmo

  6. A weak point analysis of welfare in Danish dairy herds using two different welfare assessment systems

    | Contributor(s):: Otten, N. D., Rousing, T., de Oliveira, V. H. S., Reiten, M., Michelsen, A. M., Hakansson, F., Lund, V. P., Houe, H., Denwood, M., Sorensen, J. T., Forkman, B., Kirchner, M. K.

  7. To dock or not to dock? Faecal soiling measurement in sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Soriano, V. S., Stamm, F. O., Taconeli, C. A., Molento, C. F. M.

  8. Test-retest reliability of the Welfare Quality (R) animal welfare assessment protocol for growing pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Czycholl, I., Kniese, C., Buttner, K., Beilage, E. G., Schrader, L., Krieter, J.

  9. Welfare assessment of horses: the AWIN approach

    | Contributor(s):: Dalla Costa, E., Dai, F., Lebelt, D., Scholz, P., Barbieri, S., Canali, E., Zanella, A. J., Minero, M.

  10. The welfare of ducks during foie gras production

    | Contributor(s):: Rochlitz, I., Broom, D. M.

  11. A meta-analysis on the effects of the housing environment on the behaviour, mortality, and performance of growing rabbits

    | Contributor(s):: Sommerville, R., Ruiz, R., Averos, X.

  12. Assessing the welfare level of intensive fattening pig farms in Germany with the Welfare Quality (R) protocol: does farm size matter?

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.

  13. Finnish cattle and pig farmers' perceptions of Animal Welfare inspections

    | Contributor(s):: Vaarikkala, S., Artukka, S. M., Hanninen, L., Nevas, M.

  14. The effect of demonstrator social rank on the attentiveness and motivation of pigs to positively interact with their human caretakers

    | Contributor(s):: Luna, D., Gonzalez, C., Byrd, C. J., Palomo, R., Huenul, E., Figueroa, J.

  15. On-farm testing of dairy calves' avoidance response to human approach effects of sex, age and test order

    | Contributor(s):: Ellingsen-Dalsjau, K., Dean, K. R., Rousing, T.

  16. Communitas and Friluftsliv: equine-facilitated activities for drug users

    | Contributor(s):: Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann

  17. Understanding attitude, practices and knowledge of zoonotic infectious disease risks among poultry farmers in Ghana

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    | Contributor(s):: Matilda Ayim‐Akonor, Ralf Krumkamp, Jürgen May, Eva Mertens

    Zoonotic infectious diseases (ZIDs) are increasing globally, and livestock farmers in low‐ and middle‐income countries are at particularly high risk. An evaluation of farmer's behaviour on farms can be used to identify the risk factors and to develop tailored control strategies. This study...

  18. A review of video-based pig behavior recognition

    | Contributor(s):: Yang, Qiumei, Xiao, Deqin

    Video surveillance technology has been applied in many farms and a large amount of video data has been generated. Extracting valuable information about the pig industry from video data is a challenging problem. Pig behavior recognition is one of the research hotspots. In order to facilitate...

  19. Compared to grouped lambing, isolation favorize calmer animals and faster mother-lamb recognition but not lambs’ survival in tropical hair sheep farms

    | Contributor(s):: Escobedo-Canul, Juan A., González-Pech, Pedro G., Sandoval-Castro, Carlos A., Cámara-Sarmiento, Ramón, Sarmiento-Franco, Luis

    The aim of this study was to compare the mother-lamb bonding and lamb mortality observed on Pelibuey ewes lambing in isolation (IL) or group (GL) under tropical farm conditions. Each treatment was conformed with 16 adults multiparous Pelibuey ewes of similar weight (39.8 ± 8.01 kg) and body...

  20. The Need for a Convergence of Agricultural/Laboratory and Zoo-based Approaches to Animal Welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, Samantha J., Hosey, Geoff

    Advances in animal welfare science have led to a high number of studies published for farm, laboratory and zoo animals, with a huge breadth of innovative topic areas and methodologies. This paper investigates the different approaches used to undertake welfare research in farm, laboratory and zoo...