A Survey of Rabbit Handling Methods Within the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
Contributor(s):: Oxley, James Andrew, Ellis, Clare Frances, McBride, E. Anne, McCormick, Wanda Denise
Rabbits are commonly kept in a variety of settings, including homes, laboratories, and veterinary clinics. Despite the popularity of keeping this prey species, little research has investigated current methods of handling. The aim of this study was to examine the experience of caregivers (owners...
The Controversy on Fish Pain: A Veterinarian’s Perspective
Contributor(s):: Chatigny, Frederic
Fish welfare is still a relatively new field. As such, regulations and protocols to ensure fish welfare are currently limited and vary considerably in different jurisdictions. This is in part because of the ongoing controversy as to whether or not fish feel pain. This controversy has persisted...
The psychology of control: Effects of control over supplementary light on welfare of marmosets
Contributor(s):: Buchanan-Smith, Hannah M., Badihi, Inbal
It is often argued that increasing the amount of control that animals have over various aspects of their environment has a positive effect on their welfare, despite limited empirical evidence. We gave 12 pairs of common marmosets (Master pairs) control over supplementary light in their cages...
The Moral Lives of Laboratory Monkeys: Television and the Ethics of Care
Contributor(s):: Sharp, Lesley A.
Preface: The contribution of animals to human welfare
Contributor(s):: Eloit, M.
2018Rev Sci Tech3719-140253-1933 (Print)0253-193310.20506/rst.37.1.2736engfrespatext
The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions: Why Harm–Benefit Analysis and Its Emphasis on Practical Benefit Jeopardizes the Credibility of Research
Contributor(s):: Herwig Grimm, Matthias Eggel, Anna Deplazes-Zemp, Nikola Biller-Andorno
It is our concern that European Union Directive 2010/63/EU with its current project evaluation of animal research in the form of a harm–benefit analysis may lead to an erosion of the credibility of research. The HBA assesses whether the inflicted harm on animals is outweighed by potential...
Behavior of laboratory dogs before and after rehoming in private homes
Contributor(s):: Doring, D., Nick, O., Bauer, A., Kuchenhoff, H., Erhard, M. H.
Long-term effects of robotic hippotherapy on dynamic postural stability in cerebral palsy
Contributor(s):: Young Joo Cha, Megan Stanley, Tim Shurtleff, Joshua S. H. You
Dynamic postural instability is a common neuromuscular impairment in cerebral palsy (CP), which often includes balance dysfunction and an associated risk of serious falls. Robotic hippotherapy has recently become a widespread clinical application to facilitate postural core stabilization,...
Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal
Contributor(s):: David Menor
Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. As a multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural and...
Animals Used in Research and Education, 1966-2016: Evolving Attitudes, Policies, and Relationships
Contributor(s):: Lairmore, M. D., Ilkiw, J.
Workaholic ferrets: does a two-chamber consumer demand study give insight in the preferences of laboratory ferrets ( Mustela putorius furo)?
Contributor(s):: Reijgwart, M. L., Vinke, C. M., Hendriksen, C. F. M., Meer, M. van der, Schoemaker, N. J., Zeeland, Y. R. A. van
Although provision of environmental enrichment is an effective tool to refine laboratory animal experiments, it is currently unknown which enrichments ferrets prefer. This study aimed to assess the suitability of a closed economy, two-chamber consumer demand set-up to determine ferrets'...
c 22 Animals for Research Act
The Psychological Effects of Medical Research on Animal Subjects and the Ramifications for the Applicability of the Research Results
Contributor(s):: Morgan A. Damm
Historically, animals have been used in medical research to bring about many of the medical breakthroughs and advances seen today. The successful studies are accompanied by numerous, often concealed, failed studies that are inapplicable to human medicine due to stress and distress changing the...
Antimony: The Use, Rights, and Regulation of Laboratory Animals
Contributor(s):: Brenda L. Thomas
'In recent years, the problem, plight, and philosophy behind the use of animals in laboratories, schools, and industries has caused many to formulate an opinion on animal experimentation. It is simple to postulate a Monday morning quarterback philosophy - merely weigh the...
Laboratory Animal Act: A Legislative Proposal
Contributor(s):: David Favre
In one recent experiment, mongrel dogs were anesthetized after which thirty-five percent of their body was burned to the third degree by the application of a two hundred degree centigrade hot plate to their skin.' In 1983, researchers at the New Jersey Medical School...
Oct 05 2015
Facility Strategies for Animal Research and Biocontainment Conference
Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program
Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William
The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...
The Responsible Use of Animals in Biomedical Research
Contributor(s):: Edwin Converse Hettinger
Carl Cohen's defense of the use of animals for biomedical research in The New England Journal of Medicinel raises most of the major issues in the moral controversy concerning human treatment of nonhuman animals. It exhibits the major lines of attack against both animal rights advocates (such...
Using Giant African Pouched Rats (Cricetomys Gambianus) to Detect Landmines
Contributor(s):: Alan Poling, Bart J. Weetjens, Christophe Cox, Negussie W. Beyene, Andrew Sully
Many species have sensitive chemical-detection systems. For millennia, dogs’ exquisite sense of smell has assisted human beings in hunting and in thwarting intruders. Trained dogs have detected landmines and other explosives, illicit drugs, pipeline leaks, and melanomas (Furton & Myers,...