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  1. Animal hoarding in Victoria, Australia: an exploratory study

    Contributor(s):: Ockenden, E. M., Groef, B. de, Marston, L.

    Animal hoarding not only presents significant welfare issues for the animals involved, but also for the hoarders and people in the surrounding community. Existing studies on the issue have primarily been undertaken in the USA and little is known about animal hoarding in other countries, including...

  2. Captive bears in human-animal welfare conflict: a case study of bile extraction on Asia's bear farms

    Contributor(s):: Kikuchi, R.

  3. Comparison of strength of the human-animal bond between Hispanic and non-Hispanic owners of pet dogs and cats

    Contributor(s):: Schoenfeld-Tacher, R., Kogan, L. R., Wright, M. L.

    Objective - To assess differences in strength of the human-animal bond between Hispanic and non-Hispanic owners and determine whether these variations were associated with differences in medical care for pets. Design - Survey. Sample Population - 419 pet owners presenting a dog or cat for...

  4. Food supply chain governance and public health externalities: upstream policy interventions and the UK State. (Special issue: Food and the public's health)

    Contributor(s):: Barling, D.

    Contemporary food supply chains are generating externalities with high economic and social costs, notably in public health terms through the rise in diet-related non-communicable disease. The UK State is developing policy strategies to tackle these public health problems alongside...

  5. Noncompliance with Public Health Service (PHS) policy on humane care and use of laboratory animals: an exploratory analysis

    Contributor(s):: Gomez, L. M., Conlee, K. M., Stephens, M. L.

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a major biomedical research-funding body in the United States. Approximately 40% of NIH-funded research involves experimentation on nonhuman animals (Monastersky, 200811. Monastersky, R. 2008, April 18. Protesters fail to slow animal research. The...

  6. Public health, ethics, and functional foods. (Special issue: Food and the public's health)

    Contributor(s):: Schroeder, D.

    Functional foods aim to provide a positive impact on health and well-being beyond their nutritive content. As such, they are likely candidates to enhance the public health official's tool kit. Or are they? Although a very small number of functional foods (e.g., phytosterol-enriched margarine)...

  7. Regulating functional foods in the European Union: informed choice versus consumer protection? (Special issue: Ethics as a dimension of agrifood policy: selected papers from the 4th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)

    Contributor(s):: Klompenhouwer, T., Belt, H. van den

    This paper reviews the experiences of the Netherlands and the UK with their attempts at self-regulation in order to judge the merits and weaknesses of the newly proposed European regulation for functional foods. It is indicated that a new EU regulation covering health claims and other claims on...

  8. Workplace injuries in Thoroughbred racing: an analysis of insurance payments and injuries amongst jockeys in Australia from 2002 to 2010

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    | Contributor(s):: Curry, B. A., Hitchens, P. L., Otahal, P., Si, Lei, Palmer, A. J.

    Background: There is no comprehensive study of the costs of horse-related workplace injuries to Australian Thoroughbred racing jockeys. Objectives: To analyse the characteristics of insurance payments and horse-related workplace injuries to Australian jockeys during Thoroughbred racing or...