Evaluation of euthanasia of sheep with intravenous saturated salt solutions to enable the collection of whole, intact brains
Contributor(s):: Stanger, K. J., Kells, N. J., Fisher, A. D., Jubb, T., Rault, J. L., Johnson, C.
Measuring piglet castration pain using linear and non-linear measures of heart rate variability
Contributor(s):: Byrd, C. J., Radcliffe, J. S., Craig, B. A., Eicher, S. D., Lay, D. C.
Goat kids are not small calves: Species comparisons in relation to disbudding
Contributor(s):: Hempstead, M. N., Waas, J. R., Stewart, M., Sutherland, M. A.
A comparison of behavioural methodologies utilised to quantify deviations in piglet behaviour associated with castration
Contributor(s):: Park, R. M., Cramer, M. C., Wagner, B. K., Turner, P., Moraes, L. E., Viscardi, A. V., Coetzee, J. F., Pairis-Garcia, M. D.
Empathy towards animals and belief in animal-human-continuity in Italian veterinary students
Contributor(s):: Colombo, E. S., Pelosi, A., Prato-Previde, E.
Lambs show changes in ear posture when experiencing pain
Contributor(s):: Guesgen, M. J., Beausoleil, N. J., Minot, E. O., Stewart, M., Stafford, K. J., Morel, P. C. H.
A survey of sow management at farrowing in the UK
Contributor(s):: Ison, S. H., Jarvis, S., Rutherford, K. M. D.
Electrical stunning of edible crabs (Cancer pagurus): from single experiments to commercial practice
Contributor(s):: Roth, B., Grimsbo, E.
Canine trap-neuter-return: a critical review of potential welfare issues
Contributor(s):: Bacon, H., Vancia, V., Walters, H., Waran, N.
Study investigating the attitudes and opinions of cattle farmers and veterinarians in the UK on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for post-disbudding analgesia of calves
Contributor(s):: Hambleton, S. Y. N., Gibson, T. J.
Validation of an accelerometer to quantify inactivity in laying hens with or without keel-bone fractures
Contributor(s):: Casey-Trott, T. M., Widowski, T. M.
Electroencephalographic responses of anaesthetised rats to carbon dioxide inhalation
Contributor(s):: Kells, N. J., Beausoleil, N. J., McIlhone, A. E., Johnson, C. B.
Working with laboratory rodents in Spain: a survey on welfare and wellbeing
| Contributor(s):: Goni-Balentziaga, O., Ortega-Saez, I., Vila, S., Azkona, G.
BackgroundReplacement, reduction and refinement, the 3R principles, provide a framework to minimize the use and suffering of animals in science. In this context, we aimed to determine the actual perception that individuals working with laboratory rodents in biomedical research have on animal...
'All ears': a questionnaire of 1516 owner perceptions of the mental abilities of pet rabbits, subsequent resource provision, and the effect on welfare
| Contributor(s):: McMahon, S. A., Wigham, E.
Pet rabbit welfare is a hidden crisis: Inappropriately housed, fed, and not routinely provided healthcare—rabbits can often suffer painful conditions and shortened lifespans. This study provides novel understanding of owners’ perceptions of rabbits’ mental capabilities; how this...
Perceptions and attitudes towards mules in a group of soldiers
| Contributor(s):: Lagos, J., Rojas, M., Rodrigues, J. B., Tadich, T.
Working equids play an essential role in the livelihoods of millions of families around the world. The way people, especially their caretakers, perceive them affects attitudes towards them and consequently their welfare. This study aimed to understand the perceptions and attitudes of soldiers...
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Oncology Hospice Patients
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Anderson
Background: If there are more ways to induce comfort during hospice care, all options should be explored, which is why animal-assisted therapy (AAT) could be a viable, non-pharmacological option for oncology hospice patients. Objectives: The aim of this research is to show that the use of AAT...
Canine-Assisted Therapy (CAT): A nurse-initiated program to reduce patients' perception of pain and anxiety at a critical access hospital
| Contributor(s):: Victoria McCue, Molly Vlach, Sherry Stathers, Clair Hefner, Theresa Worden, Julie Erickson
Background/Purpose: The use of animals to promote or improve human health and wellbeing has a long history. However, it is yet to be recognized and accepted as either a complementary therapy or integrated into mainstream healthcare. Even though studies have reported the benefits of...
Cynotherapy in cancer pain management: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Silva Carvalho, F., Carvalho, S., Conde, R., Esteves, S.
ObjectivesThis was a pilot study to evaluate the feasibility and impact of a single dog-assisted therapy (cynotherapy) session in reducing pain and emotional distress in oncological outpatients compared with typical waiting room experience (control).DesignThis was a quasi-experimental...
The Effect of Weight Carried and Time Ridden on Back Pain in Horses Ridden During Horse Shows as Determined by Pressure Algometry
| Contributor(s):: Meghan Louise Mothershead
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of weight carried (rider + tack) on back pain in horses used in riding classes and a series of intercollegiate horse shows. Sixteen school horses (431-649 kg) were ridden consistently over a semester. Cross sectional images were used to...
Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on pain in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Zhang, Y., Yan, F., Li, S., Wang, Y., Ma, Y.
AIMS: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) relieves pain by creating a relaxed and comfortable environment to reduce anxiety in children. Yet little is known about its effects on pain in children. This study aims to systematically evaluate the effects of AAT on pain in children. METHODS: Eight...