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  1. The effects of mining machinery noise of different amplitudes on the behaviour, faecal corticosterone and tissue morphology of wild mice (Mus musculus)

    Contributor(s):: Mancera, Karen F., Besson, Marie, Lisle, Allan, Allavena, Rachel, Phillips, Clive J. C.

    Mining noise has been identified as a source of stress for wildlife but the effects on the behaviour and physiology of individuals are largely unknown. We evaluated the effects of exposing wild mice to mining machinery noise for 3 weeks at two amplitude ranges: high (HA; 70-75 dB (A)) and low...

  2. Environmentally enriching American mink ( Neovison vison) increases lymphoid organ weight and skeletal symmetry, and reveals differences between two sub-types of stereotypic behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Diez-Leon, M., Bursian, S., Galicia, D., Napolitano, A., Palme, R., Mason, G.

    Enrichment studies for wild carnivores (e.g., in zoos) are often short-term, use enrichments of unknown motivational significance, and focus on glucocorticoids and stereotypic behaviour (SB), ignoring other stress-relevant variables. Our study assessed the broad behavioural and physiological...

  3. Quantitative assessment of bullet fragments in viscera of sheep carcasses as surrogates for white-tailed deer

    Contributor(s):: Cruz-Martinez, Luis, Grund, Marrett D., Redig, Patrick T.

  4. The effects of witnessing managemental procedures during the light versus the dark phase of the light cycle on behaviour, performance and welfare of laboratory rats

    Contributor(s):: Abou-Ismail, U. A., Mohamed, R. A., El-Kholya, S. Z.

    Research has indicated that witnessing managemental procedures are stressful to laboratory rats. Yet there has been little investigation into whether the time of witnessing these procedures affects behaviour and welfare in these animals. Ninety-six rats, representing two batches, were used in...

  5. Supernumerary teat removal can be avoided in dairy sheep

    Contributor(s):: Palacios, C., Abecia, J. A.

    The aim of this work was to determine whether the removal of supernumerary teats from dairy sheep when they are born is a useful procedure in the farming routine. Ewes were divided into 3 groups according to the number of teats at milking: ewes who were born with 2 teats; ewes who were born with...

  6. Genetics of canine olfaction and receptor diversity

    Contributor(s):: Quignon, P., Rimbault, M., Robin, S., Galibert, F.

  7. Everyday Angels

    Contributor(s):: Graham, Nancy Perry

  8. Clinical endocrinology of companion animals- a review

    Contributor(s):: Wendy Parker

    The purpose of this book, as stated by the authors, is to provide a text for both students and practitioners that discusses the current knowledge of endocrine diseases of companion animals. One might wonder about the use of the word "companion" rather than "small" animals as is usually the case,...

  9. Life, Transferable: Questioning the Commodity-Based Approach to Transplantation Ethics

    Contributor(s):: Dillard-Wright, D. B.

  10. Are the effects of enrichment due to the presence of multiple items or a particular item in the cages of laboratory rat?

    Contributor(s):: Abou-Ismail, U. A.

    Although the effects of environmental enrichment on laboratory rodents have been extensively described, it is not yet known whether these effects were simply due to the presence of multiple items in the cage or due solely to the presence of a particular item. This experiment was therefore carried...