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  1. Aquarium Tank Design Is Integral to the Elimination of Mantle Abrasion in the Captive Curled Octopus (Eledone cirrhosa): A Case Study at Macduff Marine Aquarium

    Contributor(s):: Smith, Lauren E., Rowe, Christopher, Mackay, Frazer, Matthews, Claire, Matthews, Christopher G. G.

  2. Effect of cooperative care training on physiological parameters and compliance in dogs undergoing a veterinary examination – A pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Wess, Lukas, Böhm, Astrid, Schützinger, Miriam, Riemer, Stefanie, Yee, Jason R., Affenzeller, Nadja, Arhant, Christine

    One way to reduce fear and lack of compliance during veterinary procedures is ‘cooperative care training’, training animals to voluntarily participate in husbandry and medical care. Here we assessed the effects of cooperative care training on heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV),...

  3. Investigating Welfare Metrics for Snakes at the Saint Louis Zoo

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    | Contributor(s):: Augustine, Lauren, Baskir, Eli, Kozlowski, Corinne P., Hammack, Stephen, Elden, Justin, Wanner, Mark D., Franklin, Ashley D., Powell, David M.

    Modern herpetoculture has seen a rise in welfare-related habitat modifications, although ethologically-informed enclosure design and evidence-based husbandry are lacking. The diversity that exists within snakes complicates standardizing snake welfare assessment tools and evaluation techniques....

  4. Smart Technologies Lead to Smart Answers? On the Claim of Smart Sensing Technologies to Tackle Animal Related Societal Concerns in Europe Over Current Pig Husbandry Systems

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    | Contributor(s):: Mona F. Giersberg, Franck L. B. Meijboom

    Current pig production systems in Europe are subject to public criticism. At the same time, Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technologies, which allow for automated animal monitoring are entering commercial pig farms.With their claim of improving animal health and welfare, these innovations...

  5. The Impact of Acute Loud Noise on the Behavior of Laboratory Birds

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    | Contributor(s):: Tayanne L. Corbani, Jessica E. Martin, Susan D. Healy

    Husbandry procedures and facility settings, such as low-frequency fire alarms, can produce noises in a laboratory environment that cause stress to animals used in research. However, most of the data demonstrating harmful effects that have, consequently, led to adaptations to management, have...

  6. Cat management in an unregulated shelter environment: Relationship between care provision and cat health in Hong Kong

    | Contributor(s):: Kong, S. K., Watson, W., Ho, K. M., Farnworth, M. J.

  7. An Examination of Shaping with an African Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata)

    | Contributor(s):: Fernandez, Eduardo J., Dorey, Nicole R.

  8. Tank cleaning temporarily increases stress and decreases affiliative behavior in zebrafish

    | Contributor(s):: Powell, Christine, von Keyserlingk, Marina A. G., Franks, Becca

  9. 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.

  10. Prevalence and severity of tail lesions as a possible welfare indicator for rabbit does

    | Contributor(s):: Bill, J., Rauterberg, S. L., Stracke, J., Kemper, N., Fels, M.

  11. Efficiency of measures for sow husbandry: Integrating farm income, animal welfare and public attitudes

    | Contributor(s):: Bergstra, T. J., Hogeveen, H., Stassen, E. N., Lansink, Agjmo

  12. Do rabbits need each other? Effects of single versus paired housing on rabbit body temperature and behaviour in a UK shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Shields, P.

  13. Lambs show changes in ear posture when experiencing pain

    | Contributor(s):: Guesgen, M. J., Beausoleil, N. J., Minot, E. O., Stewart, M., Stafford, K. J., Morel, P. C. H.

  14. The relationship between working horse welfare and their owners' socio-economic status

    | Contributor(s):: Lanas, R., Luna, D., Tadich, T.

  15. A review of current indicators of welfare in captive elephants (Loxodonta africana and Elephas maximus)

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, E., Chadwick, C. L., Yon, L., Asher, L.

  16. Frequency of Owner-Reported Bacterial Infections in Pet Guinea Pigs

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    | Contributor(s):: Shannon Roberts-Steel, James A. Oxley, Aisling Carroll, Alison P. Wills

    Domestic guinea pigs suffer morbidity and mortality due to a range of bacterial infections amongst other causes. Microorganisms such as Bordetella bronchiseptica and Streptococcus pneumoniae are commonly implicated in respiratory disease; however, there is a lack of research...

  17. Escaping the gilded cage: Could COVID-19 lead to improved equine welfare? A review of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, Jo, Furtado, Tamzin

  18. Husbandry Practices, Health, and Welfare Status of Organic Broilers in France

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    | Contributor(s):: Rozenn Souillard, Jean-Michel Répérant, Catherine Experton, Adeline Huneau-Salaun, Jenna Coton, Loïc Balaine, Sophie Le Bouquin

    Organic poultry production has increased sharply with growing consumer demand in the context of sustainable development. A study was conducted in 85 organic broiler flocks between 2014 and 2015 to describe the husbandry practices and the health and welfare status of organic broilers in France,...

  19. Aromatic Profile, Physicochemical and Sensory Traits of Dry-Fermented Sausages Produced without Nitrites Using Pork from Krškopolje Pig Reared in Organic and Conventional Husbandry

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    | Contributor(s):: Martin Škrlep, Marjeta Cˇ andek-Potokar, Nina Batorek-Lukac, Urška Tomažin, Mónica Flores

    Dry-fermented sausages were produced in a traditional way, without addition of nitrites and starter cultures, from meat of an autochthonous breed (Krškopolje pig) raised either in a conventional indoor or organic husbandry system. Physicochemical and sensory analyses were performed at...

  20. Comparison of Vocalization Patterns in Piglets Which Were Crushed to Those Which Underwent Human Restraint

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    | Contributor(s):: Nichole M. Chapel, Jeffrey R. Lucas, Scott Radcliffe, Kara R. Stewart, Donald C. Lay Jr.

    : Though many studies focused on piglet crushing utilizing piglet vocalizations to test sow response, none have verified the properties of test vocalizations against actual crushing events. Ten sows were observed 48 h after parturition, and crushing events were recorded from all sows. When a...