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  1. Can on-farm animal welfare explain relative production differences between dairy herds?

    Contributor(s):: Frondelius, L., Jauhiainen, L., Niskanen, O., Mughal, M., Sairanen, A.

  2. An equine-assisted therapy intervention to improve pain, range of motion, and quality of life in adults and older adults with arthritis: A randomized controlled trial

    Contributor(s):: White-Lewis, S., Johnson, R., Ye, S., Russell, C.

  3. Welfare effects of a disease eradication programme for dairy goats

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    | Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Leine, N., Valle, P. S.

    The Norwegian dairy goat industry has largely succeeded in controlling caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) and paratuberculosis through a voluntary disease eradication programme called Healthier Goats (HG). The aim of this study was to apply an on-farm welfare...

  4. Welfare effects of a disease eradication programme for dairy goats

    | Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Leine, N., Valle, P. S.

    The Norwegian dairy goat industry has largely succeeded in controlling caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) and paratuberculosis through a voluntary disease eradication programme called Healthier Goats (HG). The aim of this study was to apply an on-farm welfare...

  5. Robot-Based Psychotherapy: Concepts Development, State of the Art, and New Directions

    | Contributor(s):: David, D., Matu, S. A., David, O. A.

  6. More bark, less bite

    | Contributor(s):: Sklansky, D. J., Balighian, E.

  7. Can therapy dogs improve pain and satisfaction after total joint arthroplasty? A randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Harper, C. M., Dong, Y., Thornhill, T. S., Wright, J., Ready, J., Brick, G. W., Dyer, G.

  8. Problems at the human-horse interface and prospects for smart textile solutions

    | Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Sundin, M., Karlsteen, M., Berglin, L., Ternstrom, J., Hawson, L., Richardsson, H., McLean, A. N.

    The significant potential for so-called "smart textiles" in the design of the next generation of devices that measure pressure, tension, moisture, and heat at the human-horse interface is discussed in this article. Research techniques from theoretical and experimental physics laboratories,...

  9. The effectiveness of ridetherapy in children with benign joint hypermobility syndrome during articulatory changes in the knee joint

    | Contributor(s):: Mosulishvili, T., Loria, M.

  10. The use of dogs to impact joint attention in children with autism spectrum disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Welsh, Kenneth Charles

  11. Behaviour and leg injuries in dairy cows kept in cubicle systems with straw bedding or soft lying mats

    | Contributor(s):: Wechsler, B., Schaub, J., Friedli, K., Hauser, R.

    In order to reduce straw input, soft lying mats are used increasingly instead of straw bedding in cubicle systems for dairy cows. This study aimed at comparing different types of soft lying mats with straw bedding regarding cow behaviour and leg injuries. Data were collected on 5 farms with straw...

  12. Effect of a synthetic plate in the lying area on lying behaviour, degree of fouling and skin lesions at the leg joints of finishing pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Savary, P., Gygax, L., Wechsler, B., Hauser, R.

    Flooring type may have a major influence on thermoregulatory behaviour in finishing pigs, as well as on the occurrence of skin lesions at their leg joints and pen fouling. In this study, we compared the lying behaviour, pen fouling and the occurrence of leg lesions in finishing pigs kept in...

  13. Can environmental variables replace some animal-based parameters in welfare assessment of dairy cows?

    | Contributor(s):: Mulleder, C., Troxler, J., Laaha, G., Waiblinger, S.

    Animal-related parameters best fulfil the requirements of a valid welfare assessment, but often they are less feasible than other parameters. Therefore, this paper examines whether animal-based parameters are connected with each other and with environmental factors in order to find out if some...

  14. Long-term consistency of selected animal-related welfare parameters in dairy farms

    | Contributor(s):: Winckler, C., Brinkmann, J., Glatz, J.

    It was the purpose of this study to assess the consistency of selected animal-based welfare parameters for dairy cattle throughout a one-year period. Eight cubicle-housed dairy herds were visited five times, at two-monthly intervals. At each visit, lameness, injuries to the carpal and tarsal...

  15. The use of a hand-held algometer as a method to measure mechanical nociceptive thresholds in sheep

    | Contributor(s):: Stubsjoen, S. M., Valle, P. S., Zanella, A. J.

    The aim of this study was to explore the use of a hand-held algometer for the measurement of mechanical nociceptive thresholds (MNT) in sheep (Ovis aries). Twelve ewes were tested over three consecutive days by two operators, and MNTs were measured over six predetermined sites on both forelimbs...