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  1. Address the end of life of the animal in the presence of the children of the familyApproccio al fine vita dell'animale in presenza di bambini

    Contributor(s):: Caux, A., Dattee, V.

  2. Risk Factors of Anesthesia-Related Mortality and Morbidity in One Equine Hospital: A Retrospective Study on 1,161 Cases Undergoing Elective or Emergency Surgeries

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    | Contributor(s):: Chiara Laurenza, Lèa Ansart, Karine Portier

    A retrospective analysis was performed to determine mortality and morbidity rates for elective and emergency cases in an equine university teaching hospital. It investigated the effect of horse-, anesthetic-, timing, and clinician experience-related variables on anesthetic complications. In...

  3. 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

  4. Rubber net mesh reduces scale loss during routine handling of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

    | Contributor(s):: Powell, A.

  5. 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.

  6. A review of population control methods in captive-housed primates

    | Contributor(s):: Wallace, P. Y., Asa, C. S., Agnew, M., Cheyne, S. M.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. Dog Ownership and Survival After a Major Cardiovascular Event: A Register-Based Prospective Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Mwenya Mubanga, Liisa Byberg, Agneta Egenvall, Erik Ingelsson, Tove Fall

  18. Dog Ownership and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Caroline K. Kramer, Sadia Mehmood, Renée S. Suen

  19. Is dog ownership associated with mortality? A nationwide registry study

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    | Contributor(s):: Sorensen, I. K., Bidstrup, P. E., Rod, N. H., Ruhling, T., Johansen, C.

  20. 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...