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  1. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.

  2. Support for Children with a Visual Impairment in Northern Ireland: The Role of the Rehabilitation Worker

    Contributor(s):: Gray, Colette

  3. Occupational Stress & Compassion Fatigue: The effects on workers in animal-related occupations

    Contributor(s):: Rebekah Scotney

    The study of occupational stress and compassion fatigue in personnel working in animal related occupations has gained momentum over the last decade. The impact of these conditions on employee mental wellbeing, workplace productivity and morale is notable and has become more recognised by those...

  4. Making the case for developing alternative lameness scoring systems for dairy goats

    Contributor(s):: Vieira, A., Oliveira, M. D., Nunes, T., Stilwell, G.

    Lameness is a behavioural indicator of pain that negatively affects dairy ruminants' health and welfare. Lameness is generally assessed by subjective methods, based on the observation of the animal's behaviour, using numerical rating scales (NRSs) - the most common scoring system - and visual...

  5. Dog Walker

    Contributor(s):: Jones, Elka

  6. Human and animal interactions in occupational therapy

    Contributor(s):: Dumont, Claire

  7. Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies in blood donors from Veracruz State, Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Hernández-Romano, Pablo, Cámara-Contreras, Mireya, Bravo-Sarmiento, Elidé, López-Balderas, Nayali

  8. Empowering Abused Women Through Equine Assisted Career Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Froeschle, Janet

  9. Feeder use patterns in group-housed pregnant sows fed with an unprotected electronic sow feeder (Fitmix)

    Contributor(s):: Chapinal, N., Ruiz-de-la-Torre, J. L., Cerisuelo, A., Baucells, M. D., Gasa, J., Manteca, X.

    Previous studies on feeder use in group-housed pregnant sows focused on dynamic groups and protected electronic sow feeders (ESF). This study observed 60 pregnant sows, 1st to 8th parity - housed from Day 29 of pregnancy to 1 week before parturition in stable groups of 20 animals, 1 Fitmix feeder...

  10. A different cut? Comparing attitudes toward animals and propensity for aggression within two primary industry cohorts - farmers and meatworkers

    Contributor(s):: Richards, E., Signal, T., Taylor, N.

  11. Dichotomy in the emotional approaches of caretakers of free-roaming cats in urban feeding groups: findings from in-depth interviews

    Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Terkel, J.

    Although the occurrence of cat-caretaking of free-roaming cats is widespread, particularly so in countries with a climate suitable for cats to reproduce year-round, our knowledge of this relationship is still incomplete. People who engage in daily activities of feeding and caring for groups of...

  12. Guidelines for police officers when responding to emergency animal incidents

    Contributor(s):: Hanyok, P. M.

  13. Teaching animal control officers to break the cycle of violence

  14. Survey of cat and dog ownership in Champaign County, Illinois, 1976

    Contributor(s):: Griffiths, A. O., Brenner, A.

  15. The occupation of pet ownership as an enabler of community integration in serious mental illness: a single exploratory case study

    Contributor(s):: Zimolag, U., Krupa, T.

  16. Influence of different types of environmental enrichment on the behaviour of finishing pigs in two different housing systems: 3. Hanging toy versus rootable toy of the same material

    Contributor(s):: Scott, K., Taylor, L., Gill, B. P., Edwards, S. A.

    This study aimed to assess the effects of (1) environmental enrichment with either straw bedding or a plastic toy and (2) the way in which the plastic toy was presented on the behaviour of finishing pigs in two different housing systems. One thousand and twenty four (Large White x Landrace) x...

  17. Space needs of broilers

    Contributor(s):: Bokkers, E. A. M., Boer, I. J. M. de, Koene, P.

    There is continuing debate about the space needs and requirements of broiler chickens, The aims of this study were to measure the amount of floor area a six-week-old broiler occupies for different behaviours and to use the obtained results in two models to estimate the number of birds that can be...

  18. Exploration as an indicator of good welfare in beef bulls: an attempt to develop a test for on-farm assessment

    Contributor(s):: Westerath, H. S., Laister, S., Winckler, C., Knierim, U.

    Exploration appears to be carried out for its own purpose due to being self-rewarding. Furthermore, it increases environmental certainty with the effect of increased predictability and control of the environment. We, therefore, supposed that exploratory behaviour is associated with positive...

  19. Influence of different types of environmental enrichment on the behaviour of finishing pigs in two different housing systems: 3. Hanging toy versus rootable toy of the same material

    Contributor(s):: Scott, K., Taylor, L., Gill, B. P., Edwards, S. A.

    This study aimed to assess the effects of (1) environmental enrichment with either straw bedding or a plastic toy and (2) the way in which the plastic toy was presented on the behaviour of finishing pigs in two different housing systems. One thousand and twenty four (Large White x Landrace) x...

  20. Occupational stress in veterinary nurses: roles of the work environment and own companion animal

    Contributor(s):: Black, A. F., Winefield, H. R., Chur-Hansen, A.

    Veterinary nursing has been identified as an occupation at risk for occupational stress and burnout, but a better understanding of job stressors and influencing factors is needed. The aim of this study was to examine occupational stress in a veterinary nursing population based on established work...