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  1. 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...

  2. Turning Intentions into Animal Welfare Improvement in the Asian Livestock Sector

    Contributor(s):: Sinclair, Michelle, Morton, John, Phillips, Clive J. C.

    Intentions form the basis of behavioral action to improve animal welfare; however an intention-behavior gap has been previously identified. Livestock stakeholders in China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand (n = 1041) involved in slaughter and transport completed a survey in which they were asked...

  3. Welfare of farmed musk deer: Changes in the biological characteristics of musk deer in farming environments

    Contributor(s):: He, Lan, Li, Lin-hai, Wang, Wen-xia, Liu, Gang, Liu, Shu-qiang, Liu, Wen-hua, Hu, De-fu

    Musk deer are an important economic wildlife resource, and long-term over-use has resulted in a sharp population decrease in the wild. Farming of musk deer is important to prevent the shrinking wild population from being hunted for their musk. Musk deer farming has a history of more than 60 years...

  4. Beyond ‘Hobby Farming’: towards a typology of non-commercial farming

    Contributor(s):: Sutherland, Lee-Ann, Barlagne, Carla, Barnes, Andrew P.

  5. Stress response of farmed European abalone reveals rapid domestication process in absence of intentional selection

    Contributor(s):: Lachambre, Sébastien, Day, Rob, Boudry, Pierre, Huchette, Sylvain, Rio-Cabello, Antoine, Fustec, Timothée, Roussel, Sabine

    Farming, and thus the domestication of Haliotis tuberculata, began recently. We compared the responses of unselected farmed and wild abalone to stressors that occur on farms. The aim was to determine if the farm environment had induced differences in the behavioural or physiological performances...

  6. Talking about animals : studies of young children visiting zoos, a museum and a farm.

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    | Contributor(s):: Susan Dale Tunnicliffe

    Conversations of children, between the ages of three and twelve years, and their accompanying adults were recorded at animal exhibits during visits, organised either by the school or family, to a variety of zoos in England and the USA, and to the Natural History Museum, London. The animal...

  7. Bonding practices between farmer and animals : a study in organic and conventional ovine farming systems from the south east of France

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    | Contributor(s):: Clara Hélène Gouy

    Today animal welfare is at the centre of many societal interrogations and the place that farm animals hold in our society is under scrutiny. The human-animal relationship is acknowledged to be a major contributor to animal welfare; however, given the difficulty to assess this subjective bond,...

  8. The Dingo in the Colonial Imagination

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    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Graham Stuart

    This thesis is comprised of two parts: a Studio Research component with accompanying Exegesis (66%), and a Dissertation (33%). The Dissertation provides the historical theoretical component that informs the Studio Research and Exegesis, entitled The Dingo in the Colonial Imagination.This body...

  9. Leadership linked to group composition in Highland cattle (Bos taurus): Implications for livestock management

    | Contributor(s):: Sueur, Cédric, Kuntz, Cédric, Debergue, Elise, Keller, Blandine, Robic, Florian, Siegwalt-Baudin, Flora, Richer, Camille, Ramos, Amandine, Pelé, Marie

    Animals kept for livestock or conservation form strong cohesive groups when foraging and moving, in the same way as their wild counterparts. Collective decision-making involves making compromises by consensus to maintain group cohesion and synchronisation. This type of consensus can be observed...

  10. Cultivate Care Farms

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    The Mission of Cultivate Care Farms, Inc. is to operate, maintain, and expand Care Farming for humans and animals to heal and grow therapeutically through mental health, wellness, and community outreach programming. 

  11. Freedom Horse Farm, LLC

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  12. Why Pain Is Still a Welfare Issue for Farm Animals, and How Facial Expression Could Be the Answer

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    | Contributor(s):: Krista Marie McLennan

    Pain is a sensory and emotional experience that significantly affects animal welfare and has negative impacts on the economics of farming. Pain is often associated with common production diseases such as lameness and mastitis, as well as introduced to the animal through routine husbandry...

  13. What's in it for the animals? Symbiotically considering 'therapeutic' human-animal relations within spaces and practices of care farming

    | Contributor(s):: Gorman, R.

  14. Performativity and a microbe: Exploring Mycobacterium bovis and the political ecologies of bovine tuberculosis

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, Philip A.

  15. Future Roots

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    The idea of Future Roots was founded by Julie Plumley in 2006. She grew up on a dairy farm in Dorset, and qualified as a  social worker in 1998 and felt that the young people she was helping through troubled times would benefit from learning & development in a farm...

  16. Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center is a place where individuals with special challenges come together, and where victories — some dramatic, some modest, but all significant — are joyously celebrated. Established in 1985, Rainbow is a non-profit organization that provides equine...

  17. Lift Me Up! Therapeutic Riding Program

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    Lift Me Up! was founded in 1975 by Colleen Zanin, OTR. Over the years we have expanded our programs to incorporate progressive and innovative therapies. Today, at our PATH Premier Accredited Center, we teach more than 100 riders each week with virtually no waiting list. Our students range in...

  18. Horse N Around Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Our mission is to improve the quality of life of children with developmental and physical disabilities with the help of equine assisted activities and therapies.  

  19. Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The mission of the Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center is to provide the highest quality of equine-assisted therapy to people with disabilities in the South Plains. Through a collaborative effort of medical and universal professional, our goal is to enhance the quality of life of each person...

  20. TREAT Riding

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    TREAT Riding is an equine assisted therapeutic riding program at Tarleton State University that uses horseback riding as a form of therapy. We are a Premier Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International). We...