Qualitative behaviour assessment as part of a welfare assessment in flocks of laying hens
Contributor(s):: Vasdal, Guro, Muri, Karianne, Stubsjøen, Solveig Marie, Moe, Randi Oppermann, Kittelsen, Kathe
Rubber net mesh reduces scale loss during routine handling of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Contributor(s):: Powell, A.
Consumer attitudes to injurious pecking in free-range egg production
Contributor(s):: Bennett, R. M., Jones, P. J., Nicol, C. J., Tranter, R. B., Weeks, C. A.
On-farm evaluation of the Salmon Welfare Index Model (SWIM 1.0): theoretical and practical considerations
Contributor(s):: Folkedal, O., Pettersen, J. M., Bracke, M. B. M., Stien, L. H., Nilsson, J., Martins, C., Breck, O., Midtlyng, P. J., Kristiansen, T.
A review of population control methods in captive-housed primates
Contributor(s):: Wallace, P. Y., Asa, C. S., Agnew, M., Cheyne, S. M.
Fit for transport? Broiler chicken fitness assessment for transportation to slaughter
Contributor(s):: Jacobs, L., Delezie, E., Duchateau, L., Goethals, K., Vermeulen, D., Buyse, J., Tuyttens, F. A. M.
Determination of swine euthanasia criteria and analysis of barriers to euthanasia in the United States using expert opinion
Contributor(s):: Mullins, C. R., Pairis-Garcia, M. D., George, K. A., Anthony, R., Johnson, A. K., Coleman, G. J., Rault, J. L., Millman, S. T.
A meta-analysis on the effects of the housing environment on the behaviour, mortality, and performance of growing rabbits
Contributor(s):: Sommerville, R., Ruiz, R., Averos, X.
Campylobacter and Salmonella in scavenging indigenous chickens in rural central Tanzania: prevalence, antimicrobial resistance, and genomic features
Contributor(s):: Rukambile, E., Sintchenko, V., Muscatello, G., Wang, QinNing, Kiiru, J., Maulaga, W., Magidanga, B., Banda, G., Kock, R., Alders, R.
Prediction of vitality and survival of newborn lambs using a modified Apgar score
Contributor(s):: Barreto, José Victor Pronievicz, Pertile, Simone Fernanda Nedel, Rego, Fabíola Cristine de Almeida, Patelli, Thais Helena Constantino, Nascimento, Sheila Tavares, Lorenzetti, Elis, da Cunha Filho, Luiz Fernando Coelho
Impacts of natural history and exhibit factors on carnivore welfare
Contributor(s):: Miller, Lance J., Ivy, Jamie A., Vicino, Greg A., Schork, Ivana G.
To improve the welfare of nonhuman animals under professional care, zoological institutions are continuously utilizing new methods to identify factors that lead to optimal welfare. Comparative methods have historically been used in the field of evolutionary biology but are increasingly being...
Food Quality in Lusaka National Park: Tracking Mortality in Black Lechwe Antelopes
Contributor(s):: Nyambe, Kenneth, Chama, Lackson, Siachoono, Stanford, Mubemba, Benjamin
Translocation is one of the fundamental tools in wildlife management but only if appropriately undertaken. In 2009, 30 black lechwe antelopes were suddenly translocated from the State House Habitat (STH) into the newly established Lusaka National Park (LNP). However, within 4 months of being...
Providing ‘get-away bunks’ and other enrichments to primiparous adult female mink improves their reproductive productivity
Contributor(s):: Buob, Misha, Meagher, Rebecca, Dawson, Lauren, Palme, Rupert, Haley, Derek, Mason, Georgia
This study investigated whether simple, cheap enrichments – ‘get-away bunks’ (a wire mesh semi-cylinder attached to the cage ceiling) and small manipulable objects (balls and suspended chewing items) – could improve welfare and productivity in nursing mink dams (Neovison vison) in commercial farm...
Association between taxonomic relatedness and interspecific mortality in captive ungulates
Contributor(s):: Hanzlíková, Veronika, Pluháček, Jan, Čulík, Luděk
Interspecific aggressive interactions are known among a variety of animals including ungulates. Nevertheless, most studies on interspecific interactions in ungulates involve case reports without testing any specific hypotheses. We tested two mutually exclusive hypotheses; that mortality rate in...
Associations between qualitative behaviour assessments and measures of leg health, fear and mortality in Norwegian broiler chicken flocks
Contributor(s):: Muri, Karianne, Stubsjøen, Solveig Marie, Vasdal, Guro, Moe, Randi Oppermann, Granquist, Erik Georg
Qualitative behavioural assessments (QBA) is an animal-based welfare measure that has been included in several on-farm welfare assessment protocols, including the Welfare Quality® (WQ) protocol for poultry. However, there is a scarcity of information about how it relates to other animal-based...
Dog Ownership and Survival After a Major Cardiovascular Event: A Register-Based Prospective Study
| Contributor(s):: Mwenya Mubanga, Liisa Byberg, Agneta Egenvall, Erik Ingelsson, Tove Fall
Dog Ownership and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Caroline K. Kramer, Sadia Mehmood, Renée S. Suen
Is dog ownership associated with mortality? A nationwide registry study
| Contributor(s):: Sorensen, I. K., Bidstrup, P. E., Rod, N. H., Ruhling, T., Johansen, C.
Management strategies in farrowing house to improve piglet pre-weaning survival and growth
| Contributor(s):: Vila, R. M., Tummaruk, P.
Post-partum and lactation are the most complex periods in the swine production chain. Newborn pigs are highly vulnerable due to relatively low body weight at birth and physiological immaturity. Most of the management strategies performed in farrowing houses are oriented to ensure a proper level...
Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries
| Contributor(s):: Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.
The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...