Using data collected for production or economic purposes to research production animal welfare: an epidemiological approach
Contributor(s):: Dewey, C., Haley, C., Widowski, T., Friendship, R., Sunstrum, J., Richardson, K.
Epidemiologists use the analyses of large data sets collected for production or economic purposes to research production nonhuman animal welfare issues in the commercial setting. This approach is particularly useful if the welfare issue is rare or hard to reproduce. However, to ensure the...
Effect of gestation management system on gilt and piglet performance
Contributor(s):: Muns, R., Manzanilla, E. G., Manteca, X., Gasa, J.
Individual gestation housing of pregnant sows in stalls from four weeks after mating is banned in the EU. Two experiments were conducted to study the effect of two gestation management and housing systems (STALL: gilts housed in stalls and PEN: gilts loose-housed in pens with increased feed...
Insurance for household animals and its application to enlightening of preventive veterinary medicine - how insurance can support the human-animal bond?
Contributor(s):: Kawarai, A.
Anicom has acquired the license of operating "Animal health insurance" from the Financial Services Agency and has now been issued the insurance policies to more than 430 thousands animals (89% dogs, 10% cats, and 1% birds/rabbits/ferrets) as at December, 2012. When animals are registered to...
Risk factors for unassisted on-farm death in Swedish dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Alvasen, K., Thomsen, P. T., Sandgren, C. H., Mork, M. J., Emanuelson, U.
Increased on-farm cow mortality (ie unassisted death and euthanasia) has been demonstrated in Swedish dairy herds during the last decade. Identifying risk factors associated with type of death is needed for future work in reducing cow mortality rates. The objectives of this case-control study...
The effect of early separation from the mother on pups in bonding to humans and pup health
Contributor(s):: Slabbert, J. M., Rasa, O. A. E.
The separation of young dogs from their dams (n = 20) one litter from each bitch (n=55) at the age of 6 weeks had a negative effect on the physical condition and weight gain of separated pups compared with that of pups with maternal contact till 12 (n=40) weeks. Disease susceptibility and...
The welfare ethics of the commercial killing of free-ranging kangaroos: an evaluation of the benefits and costs of the industry
Contributor(s):: Ben-Ami, D., Boom, K., Boronyak, L., Townend, C., Ramp, D., Croft, D. B., Bekoff, M.
The commercial killing of kangaroos provides multiple benefits to society, but also causes both deliberate and unintended harms to kangaroos. The ethics of the kangaroo industry is assessed in terms of whether the assumed benefits justify the welfare costs. An analysis of the stated benefits...
Summary of the Workshop on Harbor Porpoise Mortalities and Human Interactions
Contributor(s):: Nancy J. Haley, Andrew J. Read
Sixty-four harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)strandings were reported from Maine to North Carolina between January and June, 1993 (Table I, Figure I). Fifty of these harbor porpoises stranded in the Mid-Atlantic region (New York - North Carolina) between 23 February and IS May 1993 (Figures...
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.
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.
Children and the death of pets
Contributor(s):: Schneider, S.
Infectious diseases associated with relation between humans and wildlife - consideration on wild bird mortality and bird-feeding
Contributor(s):: Fukui, D.
Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.
Providing 'get-away bunks' and other enrichments to primiparous adult female mink improves their reproductive productivity
Contributor(s):: Buob, M., Meagher, R., Dawson, L., Palme, R., Haley, D., Mason, G.
Providing elevated 'getaway bunks' to nursing mink dams improves their health and welfare
Contributor(s):: Dawson, L., Buob, M., Haley, D., Miller, S., Stryker, J., Quinton, M., Mason, G.
Shrink and mortality of beef cattle during long distance transportation
Contributor(s):: Teke, B.
The welfare implications of large litter size in the domestic pig I: biological factors
Contributor(s):: Rutherford, K. M. D., Baxter, E. M., D'Eath, R. B., Turner, S. P., Arnott, G., Roehe, R., Ask, B., Sandoe, P., Moustsen, V. A., Thorup, F., Edwards, S. A., Berg, P., Lawrence, A. B.
The welfare of laying hens in conventional cages and alternative systems: first steps towards a quantitative comparison
Contributor(s):: Freire, R., Cowling, A.
Tourism and infant-directed aggression in Tibetan macaques ( Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China
Contributor(s):: Self, S., Sheeran, L. K., Matheson, M. D., Li, JinHua, Pelton, O., Harding, S., Wagner, R. S.
Veterinarians' role for pet owners facing pet loss
Contributor(s):: Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M.
Animal grief: how animals mourn
Contributor(s):: Alderton, David