The effects of a high-starch or high-fibre diet on equine reactivity and handling behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Bulmer, L., McBride, S., Williams, K., Murray, J. A.
Increasing performance work in the horse is often associated with a reduction in the forage ration and an increase in concentrates, usually in the form of high-starch cereal grains. This type of diet has been associated with stereotypic behaviours and health problems. High-starch diets are also...
Acceptability of animal-assisted therapy: attitudes toward AAT, psychotherapy, and medication for the treatment of child disruptive behavioral problems
| Contributor(s):: Rabbitt, S. M., Kazdin, A. E., Hong, J.
Animal-assisted therapies (AATs) are not widely promoted in routine mental healthcare but represent a viable treatment option given positive perceptions of pets and growing evidence that animals provide meaningful contribution to psychological wellbeing. Relatively little is known about the...
Non-accidental injuries found in necropsies of domestic cats: a review of 191 cases
| Contributor(s):: Siqueira, A. de, Cassiano, F. C., Landi, M. F. de A., Marlet, E. F., Maiorka, P. C.
Lying patterns of high producing healthy dairy cows after calving in commercial herds as affected by age, environmental conditions and production
| Contributor(s):: Steensels, M., Bahr, C., Berckmans, D., Halachmi, I., Antler, A., Maltz, E.
An animal expresses its physiological and well-being status by its behaviour. Changes in behaviour can be associated with health, production or well-being problems and therefore with the profitability of the farm. The objectives of the present study were to analyse lying patterns of healthy...
Guidelines for police officers when responding to emergency animal incidents
| Contributor(s):: Hanyok, P. M.
Human directed aggression in Brazilian domestic cats: owner reported prevalence, contexts and risk factors
| Contributor(s):: Ramos, D., Mills, D. S.
Aggression by cats towards humans is a serious behavioural, welfare and public health problem, although owners may believe it is an inevitable part of cat ownership. There has been little scientific investigation of the risk factors associated with this problem. One hundred and seven owners in...
Perch material and diameter affects particular perching behaviours in laying hens
| Contributor(s):: Pickel, T., Scholz, B., Schrader, L.
Resting on perches is an important behaviour for laying hens. However, perches in laying hen husbandry systems are associated with health problems which may result from inadequate perch designs. The aim of this study was to focus on particular behavioural patterns shown by laying hens on...
The presence of mind: on reunifying the animal mind and body
| Contributor(s):: McMillan, F. D., Rollin, B. E.
Assessment of animal welfare in 80 dairy cow herds in cubicle housing # animal health and other animal-related parameters
| Contributor(s):: Rouha-Mulleder, C., Palme, R., Waiblinger, S.
Introduction: With growing concerns about farm animal welfare (e.g. by consumers; WILDNER, 1998), knowledge about the actual situation with regard to animal welfare on farms is important. Valid assessment of animal welfare requires the use of animal-based parameters, while environmental...
Epidemiology of domestic cat behavioral and welfare issues: a survey of Brazilian referral animal hospitals in 2009
| Contributor(s):: Souza-Dantas, L. M. de, Soares, G. M., D'Almeida, J. M., Paixao, R. L.
Few feline behavioral categories, especially concerning their social behavior, have been studied so far. These include: the domestic cat social structure, relationships among individuals and communication among social groups. However, cats have become popular companion animals in many countries...
Reliability and feasibility of selected measures concerning resting behaviour for the on-farm welfare assessment in dairy cows
| Contributor(s):: Plesch, G., Broerkens, N., Laister, S., Winckler, C., Knierim, U.
Resting is important for regeneration and disturbances are welfare relevant as they may be associated with insufficient recuperation, frustration, discomfort or pain and increased risk for health problems such as lameness or lesions. As part of the Welfare QualityReg. project this study aimed to...
Travel sickness and meat quality in pigs
| Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, R. H., Randall, J. M., Forsling, M. L., Rodway, R., Goode, J. A., Brown, S. N., Broom, D. M.
An experiment was conducted to investigate the incidence of travel sickness in pigs, specific hormone concentrations at exsanguination and subsequent meat quality. Fifty, 80-kg slaughter pigs were transported on a lorry for 4.5 h. During the journey, behavioural observations of the individually...
Physiological mechanisms causing sickness behaviour and suffering in diseased animals
| Contributor(s):: Gregory, N. G.
Ethics of feeding: the omnivore dilemma
| Contributor(s):: Kasanen, I. H. E., Sorensen, D. B., Forkman, B., Sandoe, P.
The way in which animals are fed is an important aspect of their welfare. Not only does food provide the energy and nutrients vital for survival, but feeding is also associated with a number of other factors contributing to the well-being of animals. The feeding method can determine the animals'...