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  1. How best to improve farm animal welfare? Four main approaches viewed from an economic perspective

    Contributor(s):: Christensen, T., Denver, S., Sandoe, P.

  2. Artificial rearing affects the emotional state and reactivity of pigs post-weaning

    Contributor(s):: Schmitt, O., O'Driscoll, K., Baxter, E. M., Boyle, L. A.

  3. Attitudes of stakeholders to animal welfare during slaughter and transport in SE and E Asia

    Contributor(s):: Sinclair, M., Zito, S., Idrus, Z., Yan, W., Nhiem, D. V., Lampang, P. N., Phillips, C. J. C.

  4. Survival rates o f cat-attacked birds admitted to RSPCA wildlife centres in the UK: implications for cat owners and wildlife rehabilitators

    Contributor(s):: Baker, P. J., Thompson, R., Grogan, A.

  5. Evaluation of the CASH Dispatch Kit combined with alternative shot placement landmarks as a single-step euthanasia method for cattle of various ages

    Contributor(s):: Gilliam, J. N., Woods, J., Hill, J., Shearer, J. K., Reynolds, J., Taylor, J. D.

  6. Locking down the impact of New Zealand's COVID-19 alert level changes on pets

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    Contributor(s):: Esam, F., Forrest, R., Waran, N.

    The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on human-pet interactions within New Zealand, particularly during lockdown, was investigated via two national surveys. In Survey 1, pet owners (n = 686) responded during the final week of the five-week Alert Level 4 lockdown (highest level of restrictions -...

  7. "You can be blind because of loving them so much": the impact on owners in the United Kingdom of living with a dog with osteoarthritis

    Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.

  8. Environmental Impact and Relative Invasiveness of Free-Roaming Domestic Carnivores—a North American Survey of Governmental Agencies

    Contributor(s):: Ana Lepe, Valerie Kaplan, Alirio Arreaza, Robert Szpanderfer, David Bristol, M. Scott Sinclair

    A survey of the United States and Canadian governmental agencies investigated the environmental impact and relative invasiveness of free-roaming domestic non-native carnivores—dogs, cats, and ferrets. Agencies represented wildlife, fish, game, natural or environmental resources, parks and...

  9. Healing partners: The integration of a therapy animal in feminist family therapy

    Contributor(s):: Rogers, Teresa

    This qualitative Delphi study explored the impact that a therapy animal may have when integrated into a therapy setting with couples and families. Specifically, this study's goal was to understand how the inclusion of a therapy animal impacts the feminist family therapist's ability to develop a...

  10. The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study

    Contributor(s):: Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.

    Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...

  11. Keeper-animal interactions: differences between the behaviour of zoo animals affect stockmanship

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    | Contributor(s):: Ward, S. J., Melfi, V.

    Stockmanship is a term used to describe the management of animals with a good stockperson someone who does this in a in a safe, effective, and low-stress manner for both the stock-keeper and animals involved. Although impacts of unfamiliar zoo visitors on animal behaviour have been extensively...

  12. Oil and gas impacts on Wyoming's sage-grouse: summarizing the past and predicting the foreseeable future

    | Contributor(s):: Applegate, David H., Owens, Nicholas L.

  13. Stakeholder contemporary knowledge needs regarding the potential effects of tall structures on sage-grouse

    | Contributor(s):: Messmer, Terry A., Hasenyager, Robert, Burruss, James, Liguori, Sherry

  14. Individual hunting behaviour and prey specialisation in the house cat Felis catus: implications for conservation and management

    | Contributor(s):: Dickman, C. R., Newsome, T. M.

    Predators are often classed as prey specialists if they eat a narrow range of prey types, or as generalists if they hunt multiple prey types. Yet, individual predators often exhibit sex, size, age or personality-related differences in their diets that may alter the impacts of predation on...

  15. Measuring the Stress Level of Students Preceding an Exam and Post Animal Interaction Through the Use of Salivary Cortisol

    | Contributor(s):: Victoria Duback

    Stress is a sensation that can be helpful in a dangerous situation but also very harmful in excess. The body naturally begins to fight off the stress response in order to try and diminish the negative effects that it causes in the body. There are many adverse effects to experiencing stress which...

  16. Adaptive ideals and aspirational goals: the utopian ideals and realist constraints of climate change adaptation

    | Contributor(s):: Baard, P.

    There is a growing need to implement anticipatory climate change adaptation measures, particularly in vulnerable sectors, such as in agriculture. However, setting goals to adapt is wrought with several challenges. This paper discusses two sets of challenges to goals of anticipatory adaptation, of...

  17. Role model influence on word-of-mouth, loyalty and switching behaviors of dog owners

    | Contributor(s):: Clark, Paul W., Page, Jay, Fine, Monica B.

  18. Effects of Transfer from Breeding to Research Facility on the Welfare of Rats

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    | Contributor(s):: Johanna W.M. Arts, Nynke R. Oosterhuis, Klaas Kramer, Frauke Ohl

    Transfer from the breeding facility to a research facility is a stressful event for laboratory animals. Heat stress has been reported to constitute one of the major concerns during transport of animals. This study measured ambient and body temperature, corticosterone and glucose levels, body...

  19. An ethological approach to determining housing requirements of gamebirds in raised laying units

    | Contributor(s):: Matheson, S. M., Donbavand, J., Sandilands, V., Pennycott, T., Turner, S. P.

    Each year, the UK rears around 20-30 million pheasants and 3-6 million red-legged partridges for shooting purposes. However, welfare organisations and some members of the gamebird industry itself have raised concerns about the use of raised laying units for breeding gamebirds. Although the...

  20. Potential welfare impacts of kill-trapping European moles ( Talpa europaea) using scissor traps and duffus traps: a post mortem examination study

    | Contributor(s):: Baker, S. E., Shaw, R. F., Atkinson, R. P. D., West, P., Macdonald, D. W.

    Moles are widely trapped as pests on farms and amenity land in Britain. Spring traps for killing mammals generally require welfare approval in the UK, but mole traps are exempt. Previous research demonstrated wide variation in the mechanical performance of mole traps. In this context, we aimed to...