Horse welfare: A joint assessment of four categories of behavioural indicators using the AWIN protocol, scan sampling and surveys
Contributor(s):: Ruet, A., Arnould, C., Lemarchand, J., Parias, C., Mach, N., Moisan, M. P., Foury, A., Briant, C., Lansade, L.
Animal welfare and its assossiations with farm size and stockmanship characteristics on European breeding-to-finishing pig farms
Contributor(s):: Ruckli, A. K., Dippel, S., Helmerichs, J., Hubbard, C., Munsterhjelm, C., Vermeer, H., Leeb, C.
The Impacts of Colony Cages on the Welfare of Chickens Farmed for Meat
Contributor(s):: Mace, Jenny L., Knight, Andrew
There is growing interest in keeping meat chickens in modern colony cages (CCs) rather than conventional litter-floor barns. Suggested welfare improvements for chickens in such systems include reduced bodily lesions due to lower contact with flooring contaminated with faeces and urine, due to...
Effects of Housing and Management Systems on the Growth, Immunity, Antioxidation, and Related Physiological and Biochemical Indicators of Donkeys in Cold Weather
| Contributor(s):: Gao, Ruiheng, Shi, Lulu, Guo, Wenliang, Xu, Yuanqing, Jin, Xiao, Yan, Sumei, Shi, Binlin
The study was designed with a 2 × 2 factorial experiment to evaluate the effects of growth performance, immune function, antioxidant status, blood biochemical indexes, and hormone levels of donkeys in different housing and management systems in cold weather. Twenty-four male donkeys with...
Increasing mud levels in a feedlot influences beef cattle behaviours but not preference for feedlot or pasture environments
| Contributor(s):: Dickson, Emily J., Campbell, Dana L. M., Monk, Jessica E., Lea, Jim M., Colditz, Ian G., Lee, Caroline
Predictors of Long-Term Social Compatibility in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) Housed in Research Settings
| Contributor(s):: Truelove, Melissa A., Smith, Perrin O., Martin, Allison L., Bloomsmith, Mollie A.
Development of human-directed behavior in dairy calves reared individually or in pairs
| Contributor(s):: Doyle, S. B., Lindner, E. E., Gingerich, K. N., Miller-Cushon, E. K.
Economic feasibility of interventions targeted at decreasing piglet perinatal and pre-weaning mortality across European countries
| Contributor(s):: Stygar, A. H., Chantziaras, I., Maes, D., Aarestrup Moustsen, V., De Meyer, D., Quesnel, H., Kyriazakis, I., Niemi, J. K.
BACKGROUND: Piglet perinatal and pre-weaning mortality is a welfare problem causing economic losses in pig production. In this study, the effects of housing and management interventions on the economic result of sow enterprises representing six European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland,...
Effects of farrowing hut design on maternal and thermoregulatory behaviour in outdoor housed sows and piglets
| Contributor(s):: Conrad, Lydia, Aubé, Lydiane, Heuchan, Emma, Conte, Sabine, Bergeron, Renée, Devillers, Nicolas
This study aimed to determine the effect of three different farrowing huts on the behaviour of outdoor housed sows and piglets during summer in Eastern Canada, with a focus on thermoregulatory and crushing behaviours. Forty-two second parity sows were housed outdoors in groups of three during...
To wallow or nurse: Sows housed outdoors have distinctive approaches to thermoregulation in gestation and lactation
| Contributor(s):: Baert, Sarah, Aubé, Lydiane, Haley, Derek B., Bergeron, Renée, Devillers, Nicolas
The objective of this study was to determine which behaviours may be important for thermoregulation when gestating and lactating sows are housed outdoors in Québec, Canada during the summer. We kept six groups of four Yorkshire-Landrace sows, from July to September 2018, in outdoor paddocks...
Pet-Friendly for Whom? An Analysis of Pet Fees in Texas Rental Housing
| Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., Horecka, K., Loney, L., Graham, T. M.
Previous studies have underscored the difficulty low-income pet owners often face when attempting to secure affordable rental housing. Further exacerbating this housing disparity are fees charged on top of normal monthly rent to pet owners in "pet-friendly" rental housing. In this...
Thinking outside the lab: Can studies of pet rats inform pet and laboratory rat welfare?
| Contributor(s):: Neville, Vikki, Mounty, Jessica, Benato, Livia, Hunter, Kristina, Mendl, Michael, Paul, Elizabeth S.
2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2461055070168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105507text
What type of loafing areas do housed dairy cattle prefer?
| Contributor(s):: Langford, Fritha M., Bell, David J., Nevison, Ian M., Tolkamp, Bert J., Roberts, David J., Haskell, Marie J.
Providing continuously-housed dairy cows with a loafing area may allow them space to express behaviours that are affected by the housing environment. The aim of this study was to investigate whether dairy cows had a preference for loafing area type and if loafing area type affected behaviour...
Use of space, active and resting behaviour in fattening rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) housed in a combi park system: A case study
| Contributor(s):: Kimm, S., Rauterberg, S. L., Bill, J., Stracke, J., Kemper, N., Fels, M.
Emotional support animals: A framework for clinical decision-making
| Contributor(s):: Ferrell, Jillian, Crowley, Susan L.
Determination of static space requirements for finishing bulls based on image analysis
| Contributor(s):: Volkmann, N., Stracke, J., Rauterberg, S. L., Spindler, B., Kemper, N.
The utility of voluntary weighing in captive group-living rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
| Contributor(s):: Zijlmans, D. G. M., Vernes, M. K., Sterck, E. H. M., Langermans, J. A. M.
Application of a welfare assessment tool (Shelter Quality Protocol) in 64 Italian long-term dogs' shelters: welfare hazard analysis
| Contributor(s):: Arena, L., Berteselli, G. V., Lombardo, F., Candeloro, L., Dalla Villa, P., De Massis, F.
Development of a welfare assessment protocol for dairy calves from birth through to weaning
| Contributor(s):: Barry, J., Kennedy, E., Sayers, R., de Boer, I. J. M., Bokkers, E. A. M.
Improving leg health in broiler chickens: a systematic review of the effect of environmental enrichment
| Contributor(s):: Pedersen, I. J., Forkman, B.