The HABRI Central Team continues to monitor emerging research and information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our collection of resources, https://habricentral.org/features/covid-19
Canine and feline parasitic zoonoses in China
Contributor(s):: Chen, Jia, Xu, Min-Jun, Zhou, Dong-Hui, Song, Hui-Qun, Wang, Chun-Ren, Zhu, Xing-Quan
Pet travel changes - good for owners... but what about pets?
Contributor(s):: Cooper, E.
The use of quantitative risk assessment to assess lifetime welfare outcomes for breech strike and mulesing management options in Merino sheep
Contributor(s):: Fisher, A. D., Giraudo, A., Martin, P. A. J., Paton, M. W.
Myiasis in pet animals in British Columbia: the potential of forensic entomology for determining duration of possible neglect
Contributor(s):: Anderson, G. S., Huitson, N. R.
Ethical issues associated with sheep fly strike research, prevention, and control
Contributor(s):: Morris, M. C.
This paper deals with ethical issues associated with fly strike research, prevention and control. It is argued that in their attempt to find control solutions and to understand the disorder, Australasian researchers increase sheep suffering by conducting experiments that artificially induce fly...
Farmer's response to societal concerns about farm animal welfare: the case of mulesing
Contributor(s):: Wells, A. E. D., Sneddon, J., Lee, J. A., Blache, D.
The study explored the motivations behind Australian wool producers' intentions regarding mulesing; a surgical procedure that will be voluntarily phased out after 2010, following retailer boycotts led by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Telephone interviews were conducted with 22 West...
Preference testing in intensively kept meat production rabbits for straw on wire grid floor
Contributor(s):: Morisse, J. P., Boilletot, E., Martrenchar, A.
384 hybrid commercial breed rabbits were assigned to 16 pens of 1.6 msuperscript 2 (15 rabbits/msuperscript 2). Eight pens used as controls had an all-wire floor, while in 8 other pens, rabbits could choose between a wire floor or a deep litter topped up once a week and completely replaced once...
Effects of mulesing and alternative procedures to mulesing on the behaviour and physiology of lambs
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L., Karlen, G. M., Fisher, A. D., Butler, K. L., Arnold, N. A.
Mulesing involves the surgical removal of skin adjacent to the perineum and tail without anaesthesia or analgesia in lambs. This procedure was developed to reduce the risk of flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) around the perineum. Alternative interventions to mulesing have historically been...
Hygiene measures for animal-assisted interventions in hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and retirement homes
Contributor(s):: Hoffmann, C., Herr, C., Eikmann, T.
Active or passive interactions with animals in animal-assisted interventions can be of great physical (reduction of hypertension, cardiac and circulatory troubles, muscle relaxation, pain relief etc.) and psychosocial (reduction of loneliness, fear and hostility, improvement of self-confidence)...
Compendium of measures to prevent disease associated with animals in public settings, 2007: National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc. (NASPHV)
Certain venues encourage or permit the public to contact animals, resulting in millions of human-animal interactions each year. These settings include county or state fairs, petting zoos, animal swap meets, pet stores, zoologic institutions, circuses, carnivals, farm tours, livestock-birthing...
The effects of stress and parasites on the expression of dominance and secondary sexual characters
Contributor(s):: Passanisi, W. C.
Effects of Trypanosoma congolense infection and groundnut ( Arachis hypogaea ) hay supplementation on ranging, activity, and diet selection of N'Dama cows
Contributor(s):: Bennison, J. J., Sherington, J., Wacher, T. J., Dempfle, L., Leaver, J. D.
Effects of groundnut hay (GNH) supplementation and trypanosome infection on diet selection and grazing behaviour of N'Dama cattle in the late dry season in The Gambia were studied. 20 multiparous lactating cows were allocated to 2 groups: infected and control. The 10 cows in the infected group...
Parasites, behaviour and welfare in fish. (Special issue: Fish Behaviour and Welfare.)
Contributor(s):: Barber, I.
In this review, three reasons are identified as to why it is important to focus on the role of parasites and the diseases they cause to understand the interrelationships between behaviour and welfare in fish. First, many of the behaviours exhibited by fish - including their habitat selection,...
Pet ownership and knowledge of zoonotic diseases in De Kalb County, Georgia
Contributor(s):: Fontaine, R. E., Schantz, P. M.
In a telephone survey in September 1986, 62% of interviewed households had pets (42% with dogs and 30% with cats). Respondents were poorly informed about the potential health hazards associated with animals. Only 63% of household heads believed that diseases of pets could be transmitted to humans...
A breeding goal to improve the welfare of sheep
Contributor(s):: Scobie, D. R., Bray, A. R., O'Connell, D.
This paper examines the practical and welfare implications of breeding a polled sheep with a short tail, devoid of wool on the head, legs, belly and breech, which has been proposed as a breeding goal (Scobie et al., Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animimal Production 57 (1997) 84-87)....
A review of mulesing and other methods to control flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep
Contributor(s):: Phillips, C. J. C.
Flystrike (cutaneous myiasis) in sheep has the potential to have a major impact on the welfare of significant numbers of sheep worldwide, but particularly in Australia. The main control method used in Australia, the mulesing operation to remove folds of skin from the hindquarters of the sheep, is...
Selection for easier managed sheep
Contributor(s):: Conington, J., Collins, J., Dwyer, C.
Current alterations in the farm environment, such as a reduced number of farm workers, may mean that sheep genotypes that are highly dependent on man for nutritional and reproductive success will experience poorer welfare within that environment. In the past 30 years, average flock size has...