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  1. Development and testing of an on-farm welfare assessment protocol for dairy goats

    Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Stubsjoen, S. M., Valle, P. S.

  2. The influence of walking speed on equine back motion in relation to hippotherapy. (Special Issue: Motion analysis in animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Janura, M., Dvorakova, T., Peham, C., Svoboda, Z., Elfmark, M.

  3. Advances in the electrical stunning and bleeding of ostriches

    Contributor(s):: Hoffman, L. C.

  4. Euthanasia in aged horses: relationship between the owner's personality and their opinions on, and experience of, euthanasia of horses

    Contributor(s):: McGowan, T. W., Phillips, C. J. C., Hodgson, D. R., Perkins, N., McGowan, C. M.

  5. Foot disorders in dairy cattle: impact on cow and dairy farmer

    Contributor(s):: Bruijnis, M. R. N., Beerda, B., Hogeveen, H., Stassen, E. N.

  6. Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.

  7. Does attention make the difference? Horses' response to human stimulus after 2 different training strategies

    Contributor(s):: Baragli, P., Mariti, C., Petri, L., Giorgio, F. de, Sighieri, C.

  8. Fostering adherence to horse behavior counseling

    Contributor(s):: Jobling, R., Creighton, E.

    Counseling services that aim to improve understanding of horse-human interactions are on the frontline of the horse welfare agenda. The aim of this research was to determine characteristics of horse owners seeking advice about their horse's behavior that predicted their adherence to that advice....

  9. How do horses appraise humans' actions? A brief note over a practical way to assess stimulus perception

    Contributor(s):: Baragli, P., Gazzano, A., Martelli, F., Sighieri, C.

    Heart rate (HR) is considered to be an effective tool for assessing animals' emotional response to a stimulus. We investigated changes in HR during a series of handling procedures (grooming test) in horses that had different experiences of human interaction. We used four groups of horses: grazing...

  10. Therapeutic Riding Followed by Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation to Improve Balance and Gait in a Subject with Orthopedic Pathologies

    Contributor(s):: Ungermann, Cathryn M., Gras, Laura Z.

  11. Fearfulness in horses: a temperament trait stable across time and situations

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Bouissou, M. F., Erhard, H. W.

    The purpose of this study was to test the existence of a "fearfulness" trait in horses, by testing the stability across situations and over time of the responses to different fear-eliciting situations. It was also to identify which behavioural parameters are the best indicators of this trait....

  12. Reactivity to humans: a temperament trait of horses which is stable across time and situations

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Bouissou, M. F.

    The aim of this study was to test the existence of a "reactivity-to-humans" trait which is stable over time and across situations. For this purpose, four test situations were repeated on the same animals at 8 months, 1.5 years (N=110 horses) and 2.5 years of age (N=54 horses). These situations...

  13. Sensory sensitivities: components of a horse's temperament dimension

    Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Pichard, G., Leconte, M.

    Temperament is an important factor when working with horses. Behavioural tests have already been developed to measure certain dimensions of a horse's temperament (fearfulness, gregariousness, etc.). In order to measure the temperament more precisely, our work aimed to identify a dimension which...

  14. The combined effects of milking frequency and feeding level on dairy goat welfare and milk emission characteristics in late lactation

    Contributor(s):: Komara, M., Giger-Reverdin, S., Marnet, P. G., Roussel, S., Duvaux-Ponter, C.

    This study investigated the combined effects of once-daily milking and feeding level (ad libitum or adjusted) on goat welfare and milk emission characteristics in late lactation. Forty dairy goats housed in individual pens were managed under twice-daily milking and fed ad libitum during a...

  15. Impact of riding in a coercively obtained Rollkur posture on welfare and fear of performance horses

    Contributor(s):: Borstel, U. U. von, Duncan, I. J. H., Shoveller, A. K., Merkies, K., Keeling, L. J., Millman, S. T.

    Rollkur, the usually coercively obtained hyperflexion of the horse's neck, is employed as a training method by some dressage riders; however, its use is controversial as it may cause discomfort and adversely affect the horse's welfare. The objectives of this study were to determine: (1) if horses...

  16. Measuring cutaneous thermal nociception in group-housed pigs using laser technique - effects of laser power output. (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Herskin, M. S., Ladewig, J., Arendt-Nielsen, L.

    Nociceptive testing is a valuable tool in the development of pharmaceutical products, for basic nociceptive research, and for studying changes in pain sensitivity is investigated after inflammatory states or nerve injury. However, in pigs only very limited knowledge about nociceptive processes...

  17. Owners' perceptions of quality of life in geriatric horses: a cross-sectional study

    Contributor(s):: Ireland, J. L., Clegg, P. D., McGowan, C. M., Duncan, J. S., McCall, S., Platt, L., Pinchbeck, G. L.

    Quality of life (QoL) is increasingly recognised as a more important measure of treatment success than prolongation of life. Assessment of QoL may aid decision-making for treatment or euthanasia. This study aimed to evaluate owners' perceptions of factors affecting their horse's QoL and those...

  18. A survey of elephant husbandry and foot health in North American zoos. (Special Issue: The care and welfare of elephants in AZA institutions.)

    Contributor(s):: Lewis, K. D., Shepherdson, D. J., Owens, T. M., Keele, M.

    The foot health of elephants in human care is a longstanding concern. In 2001, the AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care were published recommending husbandry to improve foot health. This article reports the results of a 2006 survey: basic statistics describing facility, husbandry, and...

  19. Difficulty of cross-country obstacles for horses competing in three day events

    Contributor(s):: Stachurska, A., Pieta, M., Ussing, A. P., Kapron, A., Kwiecinska, N.

    The objective of the study was to determine which cross-country obstacles are more difficult for eventing horses. Jumping scores were considered in terms of the horse's reaction to novelty and to the fearfulness of novel objects which are the fences situated in novel terrain. The data concerned...

  20. Minimizing disturbance to wildlife by tourists approaching on foot or in a car: a study of kangaroos in the Australian rangelands

    Contributor(s):: Wolf, I. D., Croft, D. B.

    Approaching wildlife to attain a closer viewing experience is common amongst visitors to natural areas. We examined how tourists approach free-living kangaroos during encounters in a popular tourism destination in South Australia. We then simulated the typical properties of approaches to quantify...