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  1. Assessing acute effects of trapping, handling, and tagging on the behavior of wildlife using GPS telemetry: a case study of the common brushtail possum

    Contributor(s):: Dennis, T. E., Shah, S. F.

    Trapping, handling, and deployment of tracking devices (tagging) are essential aspects of many research and conservation studies of wildlife. However, often these activities place nonhuman animals under considerable physical or psychological distress, which disrupts normal patterns of behavior...

  2. Computer-aided pattern recognition of large reptiles as a noninvasive application to identify individuals

    Contributor(s):: Moro, D., MacAulay, I.

    For large species, the capture and handling of individuals in capture-mark-recapture studies introduces nonhuman animal welfare issues associated with handling, physical marking, and possible wounding due to tag loss. The use of photographic identification for these species offers an alternative...

  3. Handling and welfare of bovine livestock at local abattoirs in Bangladesh

    Contributor(s):: Murshidul, Ahsan, Hasan, B., Algotsson, M., Sarenbo, S.

    The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) allows rope casting and the tying of legs for nonhuman animal slaughter without stunning. The handling and welfare of bovine livestock ( Bos indicus and Bubalus bubalis) were studied in 8 local abattoirs in 5 districts of Bangladesh. A total of 302...

  4. Effect of postweaning handling strategies on welfare and productive traits in lambs

    Contributor(s):: Pascual-Alonso, M., Miranda-de Lama, G. C. la, Aguayo-Ulloa, L., Ezquerro, L., Villarroel, M., Marin, R. H., Maria, G. A.

    Postweaning management strategies that include an element of social enrichment may reduce weaning stress and improve welfare and productive performance. We analyzed the effect of postweaning handling strategies on welfare and production traits in lambs. After weaning, 36 lambs were assigned to 3...

  5. A comparison of handling methods relevant to the religious slaughter of sheep

    Contributor(s):: Bates, L. S. W., Ford, E. A., Brown, S. N., Richards, G. J., Hadley, P. J., Wotton, S. B., Knowles, T. G.

    Legislation governing non-stun slaughter of sheep in England requires that they are individually and mechanically restrained for slaughter and not moved for at least 20 s post neck cut, until unconsciousness or insensibility occurs. Complying with the need for individual handling, in what is a...

  6. The effects of structured sessions for juvenile training and socialization on guide dog success and puppy-raiser participation

    Contributor(s):: Batt, L., Batt, M., Baguley, J., McGreevy, P.

    This study examined 60 juvenile Labrador (LR) and golden retrievers (GR) and their puppy raisers (PR) to determine the effect of training (n=20) and socialization (n=20) compared with a control group (n=20). These potential guide dogs were randomly allocated into 3 groups of 20 (2 treatment...

  7. Relationships between young stallions' temperament and their behavioral reactions during standardized veterinary examinations

    Contributor(s):: Peeters, M., Verwilghen, D., Serteyn, D., Vandenheede, M.

    Horse handling and veterinary examination can induce hazardous stress reactions. Such reactions occur especially in young and less-trained horses, particularly stallions, and make their handling a risk for breeders, grooms, and medical staff. Moreover, these stressful situations will affect the...

  8. An overview of the dog-human dyad and ethograms within it

    Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Starling, M., Branson, N. J., Cobb, M. L., Calnon, D.

    This article reviews the literature on the complex and variable nature of the dog-human dyad and describes the influence of terms such as "dominance" on attitudes that humans have toward dogs. It highlights a legacy of tension between ethology and psychology and notes that some practitioners have...

  9. Importance of personality traits in horses to breeders and riders

    Contributor(s):: Graf, P., Borstel, U. K. von, Gauly, M.

    Especially in horses, personality traits play an important role because horses' behavior influences their quality as a riding partner. In contrast to that, no objective assessment of horses' personality traits is available at present. Although initial efforts are made in this field, a successful...

  10. Dogs' features strongly affect people's feelings and behavior toward them

    Contributor(s):: Gazzano, A., Zilocchi, M., Massoni, E., Mariti, C.

    Dogs are a strong appeal for people. The aim of this research was to assess whether different dog features affect people's feelings and behavior toward them. Three puppies (1 Labrador retriever, 1 golden retriever, and 1 Border collie), 7 average adult dogs (3 small, 2 medium, and 2 large), and 2...

  11. The influence of early handling on the behavioural reaction of foals at 2 months of age

    Contributor(s):: De Rosa, F. Napolitano, F. Marinaro, A. Bordi, G. Migliori, F. Grasso

    Early experience is well known to strongly condition adult behavior and contact with humans is a determinant factor influencing behavioral and emotional characteristics of young animals. For horse husbandry a successful human-animal relationship is very important, because if horses are fearful of...

  12. Human-animal relationships at sheep and cattle abattoirs

    Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Rice, M., Hemsworth, P. H.

  13. Effect of previous handling experiences on responses of dairy calves to routine husbandry procedures

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    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, M., Shepherd, H. M., Webster, J. R., Waas, J. R., McLeay, L. M., Schutz, K. E.

  14. Bruises in culled cows: when, where and how are they inflicted?

    | Contributor(s):: Strappini, A. C., Metz, J. H. M., Gallo, C., Frankena, K., Vargas, R., Freslon, I. de, Kemp, B.

  15. Measuring faecal glucocorticoid metabolites as a non-invasive tool for monitoring adrenocortical activity in South American camelids

    | Contributor(s):: Arias, N., Requena, M., Palme, R.

  16. The welfare implications of large litter size in the domestic pig II: management factors

    | Contributor(s):: Baxter, E. M., Rutherford, K. M. D., D'Eath, R. B., Arnott, G., Turner, S. P., Sandoe, P., Moustsen, V. A., Thorup, F., Edwards, S. A., Lawrence, A. B.

  17. Observing lame sheep: evaluating test agreement between group-level and individual animal methods of assessment

    | Contributor(s):: Phythian, C. J., Cripps, P. C., Grove-White, D., Jones, P. H., Michalopoulou, E., Duncan, J. S.

  18. Shrink and mortality of beef cattle during long distance transportation

    | Contributor(s):: Teke, B.

  19. Teaching the dog and learning from the dog: interactivity in herding dog training and use

    | Contributor(s):: Savalois, N., Lescureux, N., Brunois, F.

  20. Interaction between sows' aggressiveness post mixing and skin lesions recorded several weeks later

    | Contributor(s):: Tonepohl, B., Appel, A. K., Voss, B., Borstel, U. K. von, Gauly, M.