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  1. Animal welfare and its assossiations with farm size and stockmanship characteristics on European breeding-to-finishing pig farms

    Contributor(s):: Ruckli, A. K., Dippel, S., Helmerichs, J., Hubbard, C., Munsterhjelm, C., Vermeer, H., Leeb, C.

  2. Animal emotions in practice

    Contributor(s):: Lambert, H.

  3. Zoonoses transfer, factory farms and unsustainable human-animal relations

    Contributor(s):: Marchese, A., Hovorka, A.

    Infectious diseases are rooted in unsustainable and unjust human-animal relationships. Zoonoses are facilitated by human proximity to animals, epidemiological risk embedded within factory farms, and exploitation of animals and humans in these intensive livestock production systems. The five major...

  4. The impact of an introductory animal handling course on undergraduate students who lack previous livestock handling experience

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer M Bundy, Jodi A Sterle, Anna K Johnson, Gregory T Krahn

    A majority of animal science undergraduates have limited livestock handling experience when they come to college. To address this issue, a course based on livestock handling, safety and welfare was implemented in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. This study aimed to 1)...

  5. The relaxing massage technique as a new tool to improve the human/animal relationship and the animal welfare parametersTecnica de massagem relaxante como ferramenta para melhorar a relacao humano-animal e os parametros de bem-estar animal

    | Contributor(s):: Leite, L. O., Nunes-Pinheiro, D. C. S., Hotzel, M. J.

  6. Exploring the use of complementary and alternative approaches to health care on UK dairy farms

    | Contributor(s):: Crouch, K., Cabral, C., Cramer, H., Rees, G., Sharp, D., Barrett, D. C.

  7. Raising Animals Without Antibiotics: U.S. Producer and Veterinarian Experiences and Opinions

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    | Contributor(s):: Randall S. Singer, Leah J. Porter, Daniel U. Thomson, Mallory Gage, Amanda Beaudoin, Jennifer K. Wishnie

    Ensuring the safety, health, and overall well-being of animals raised for food is both an ethical obligation and a critical component of providing safe food products. The use of antibiotics for maintaining animal health has come under scrutiny in recent years due to the rise of antibiotic...

  8. The tail wagging the dog: positive attitude towards livestock guarding dogs do not mitigate pastoralists' opinions of wolves or grizzly bears

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    | Contributor(s):: Daniel Kinka, Julie K. Young

    While the re-establishment of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) and wolves (Canis lupus) in the American West marks a success for conservation, it has been contentious among pastoralists. Coincidentally, livestock guarding dogs (LGDs; Canis familiaris) have been widely adopted by producers of...

  9. National 4-H Hippology and Livestock Skillathon Contests Affect Knowledge and Skills

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    | Contributor(s):: Savanna Tomoson, Rosemarie Nold

    Using a mixed model, we evaluated effects of national 4-H hippology and livestock skillathon contests on youths' content knowledge, 21st century skills, and postsecondary plans. Hippology participants gained significant knowledge in all topics except breeds, and livestock skillathon...

  10. Is seeing still believing? Leveraging deepfake technology for livestock farming

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    | Contributor(s):: Neethirajan, S.

    Deepfake technologies are known for the creation of forged celebrity pornography, face and voice swaps, and other fake media content. Despite the negative connotations the technology bears, the underlying machine learning algorithms have a huge potential that could be applied to not just digital...

  11. A study on the factors affecting Firat university students' empathic capacity towards animalsFirat universitesi ogrencilerinin hayvanlara yonelik empati kapasitelerini etkileyen faktorler uzerine bir arastirma

    | Contributor(s):: Ozen, A., Coban, C., Dedeoglu, Y. S., Vural, T.

    It is accepted that the tendency of empathy plays an important role on the moral behavior of people. It is thought that empathic responses towards humans also develop empathy towards animals and therefore other living things, so people with high levels of empathy are also thought to empathize...

  12. A Review of Welfare Indicators of Indoor-Housed Dairy Cow as a Basis for Integrated Automatic Welfare Assessment Systems

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    | Contributor(s):: Lisette M.C. Leliveld, Giorgio Provolo

    For on-farm welfare assessment many automatic methods have been developed to detect indicators of reduced welfare. However, there is still a need to integrate data from single sources to obtain a complete picture of the welfare of an animal. This review offers a basis for developing integrated...

  13. Occurrence of suspected zoophilia in veterinary clinical care in Marilia/SP in 2018-2019: veiled and neglected animal abuseOcorrencia de suspeitas de zoofilia no atendimento clinico medico-veterinario em Marilia/SP no periodo de 2018-2019: maus-trato

    | Contributor(s):: Polegato, E. P. dos S., Teixeira, I. B., Angeli, M. V., Paie, J. P.

  14. Multiple-use Management of Western U.S. Rangelands: Wild Horses, Wildlife, and Livestock

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    | Contributor(s):: Rick E. Danvir

    Since 1959, the U.S. Congress has legislated the treatment and management of wild horses (Equus ferus caballus ) and burros (E. asinus ; WHB). While the legislation has ensured WHB a place as western rangeland icons, subsequent congressional actions, in response to public lobbying, have limited...

  15. Environmental values and Americans' beliefs about farm animal well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Mark, Suchyta

  16. Interdisciplinary research to advance animal welfare science: an introduction

    | Contributor(s):: Camerlink, I.

  17. Toward Human-Carnivore Coexistence: Understanding Tolerance for Tigers in Bangladesh

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    | Contributor(s):: Chloe Inskip, Neil Carter, Shawn Riley, Thomas Roberts, Douglas MacMillan

    Fostering local community tolerance for endangered carnivores, such as tigers (Panthera tigris), is a core component of many conservation strategies. Identification of antecedents of tolerance will facilitate the development of effective tolerance-building conservation action and secure...

  18. From the get-go: Dietary exposure in utero and in early life alters dietary preference in later life

    | Contributor(s):: Garrett, K., Marshall, C. J., Beck, M. R., Fleming, A., Maxwell, T. M. R., Logan, C. M., Greer, A. W., Gregorini, P.

  19. Status and Magnitude of Grey Wolf Conflict with Pastoral Communities in the Foothills of the Hindu Kush Region of Pakistan

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    | Contributor(s):: Tauheed Ullah Khan, Xiaofeng Luan, Shahid Ahmad, Abdul Mannan, Waqif Khan, Abdul Aziz Khan, Barkat Ullah Khan, Emad Ud Din, Suman Bhattarai, Sher Shah, Sajjad Saeed, Ummay Amara

    Pastoralist–wolf conflict over livestock depredation is the main factor affecting conservation of grey wolf worldwide. Very limited research has been carried out to evaluate the pattern and nature of livestock depredation by wolf. This study aims to determine the status and nature of...

  20. Cross-species transmission potential between wild pigs, livestock, poultry, wildlife, and humans: implications for disease risk management in North America

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    | Contributor(s):: Ryan S. Miller, Steven J. Sweeney, Chris Slootmaker, Daniel A. Grear, Paul A. Di Salvo, Deborah Kiser, Stephanie A. Shwif

    Cross-species disease transmission between wildlife, domestic animals and humans is an increasing threat to public and veterinary health. Wild pigs are increasingly a potential veterinary and public health threat. Here we investigate 84 pathogens and the host species most at risk for...