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  1. A case control study of on-farm risk factors for tail biting in pigs

    Contributor(s):: Moinard, C., Mendl, M., Nicol, C. J., Green, L. E.

  2. A comparison of the calving behaviour of farmed adult and yearling red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) hinds

    Contributor(s):: Wass, J. A., Pollard, J. C., Littlejohn, R. P.

    Mortality of newborn red deer (Cervus elaphus) calves is a major concern on New Zealand farms, as perinatal losses average approximately 10% of calves born. Primiparous red deer (calving as yearlings) lose more calves than multiparous hinds (adults). We performed a study on yearling and adult red...

  3. 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.

  4. A note on chick adoption: a complementary strategy for rearing rheas

    Contributor(s):: Labaque, M. C., Navarro, J. L., Martella, M. B.

    Adoption of greater rhea (Rhea americana) chicks by males and the comparative survival of adopted vs. male's own chicks in a semi-captive population was investigated. Groups of marked chicks (one to 11 individuals) hatched in incubators were released at intervals near males with their own broods....

  5. A rat-resistant artificial nest box for cavity-nesting birds

    Contributor(s):: Pitt, W. C., Driscoll, L. C., VanderWerf, E. A.

  6. A report of capture myopathy in the Tasmanian pademelon ( Thylogale billardierii)

    Contributor(s):: McMahon, C. R., Wiggins, N. L., French, V., McCallum, H. I., Bowman, D.

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

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

  8. A review of the behavioural and physiological adaptations of hill and lowland breeds of sheep that favour lamb survival

    Contributor(s):: Dwyer, C. M., Lawrence, A. B.

    Extensively managed animals, often living in harsh and unfavourable environments, need specific adaptations that promote survivability. This is particularly important at parturition and during the neonatal period, when ewe and lamb mortality is highest. To understand the survival adaptations of...

  9. A study of rehabilitated juvenile hedgehogs after release into the wild

    Contributor(s):: Morris, P. A., Warwick, H.

    Because many juvenile hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) are "rehabilitated" with little or no previous experience of life in the wild, a study is described in which 12 such animals were monitored after release in Devon, UK. They quickly learned their way about, built nests and found them again, and...

  10. Absence of effects from immunocontraception on seasonal birth patterns and foal survival among barrier island wild horses

    Contributor(s):: Kirkpatrick, J. F., Turner, A.

    Despite a large body of safety data, concern exists that porcine zonae pellucidae (PZP) immunocontraception - used to manage wild horse populations - may cause out-of-season births with resulting foal mortality. Our study at Assateague, Maryland indicated the effects of immunocontraception on...

  11. Achieving optimum performance in a loose-housed farrowing system for sows: the effects of space and temperature

    Contributor(s):: Baxter, E. M., Adeleye, O. O., Jack, M. C., Farish, M., Ison, S. H., Edwards, S. A.

    Piglet survival relies on interactive influences of the sow, her piglets and their environment. There are a number of design challenges in a loose-housed farrowing and lactation system to optimise this dynamic, including achieving farrowing in the desired location (i.e. a protected nest area) and...

  12. Acres of Hope mourns deaths of Creatures of Rehab

  13. Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat

    Contributor(s):: Michael Thomas Hobbs

    Amphibian populations have been declining at higher rates than bird and mammal populations. Agriculture, urbanization, including roads, and resource extraction continue to put pressure on all species. Roads in particular, are major sources of mortality. The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander...

  14. An ethicist's commentary on the veterinarian who asks his employee to lie about a surgical death

    Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  15. Animal grief: how animals mourn

    Contributor(s):: Alderton, David

  16. Animal welfare beyond the cage ... and beyond the evidence?

    Contributor(s):: Blanchard, R. J.

    In "Laboratory Rodent Welfare: Thinking Outside the Cage," Balcombe (2010/this issue) suggests that laboratory cage housing is damaging to rats and mice because it does not meet their evolved needs and may damage their psychological and physical health. The article also indicates that larger and...

  17. Animal welfare perspectives on recreational angling. (Special issue: Fish Behaviour and Welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Cooke, S. J., Sneddon, L. U.

    Fish captured by recreational anglers are often released either voluntarily or because of harvest regulations in a process called "catch-and-release". Catch-and-release angling is thought to be beneficial for the conservation of fish stocks based on the premise that most of the fish that are...

  18. 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...

  19. Assessing the safety of collars used to attach predation deterrent devices and ID tags to pet cats

    Contributor(s):: Calver, M. C., Adams, G., Clark, W., Pollock, K. H.

  20. Assessing the welfare of dairy calves: outcome-based measures of calf health versus input-based measures of the use of risky management practices

    Contributor(s):: Vasseur, E., Pellerin, D., Passille, A. M. de, Winckler, C., Lensink, B. J., Knierim, U., Rushen, J.