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  1. Training a New Trick Using No-Reward Markers: Effects on Dogs' Performance and Stress Behaviors

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    | Contributor(s):: Naomi Rotenberg

    This study explored using no-reward markers (NRMs). Dogs were taught a novel trick. In the IG group dogs’ errors were ignored; in the NRM group they elicited a tone. Performance and stress were evaluated. IG dogs reached higher levels of performance, with no difference in the frequency of...

  2. Pilot Study: Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Youth With Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Bundy, Anita

  3. Welfare of broiler chickens reared under two different types of housing

    | Contributor(s):: Sans, E. C. O., Tuyttens, F. A. M., Taconeli, C. A., Rueda, P. M., Ciocca, J. R., Molento, C. F. M.

  4. Keel-bone fractures are associated with bone quality differences in laying hens

    | Contributor(s):: Wei, H. D., Chen, Y. J., Zeng, X. Y., Bi, Y. J., Wang, Y. N., Zhao, S., Li, J. H., Li, X., Zhang, R. X., Bao, J.

  5. The effect of cage size on stress levels in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis)

    | Contributor(s):: Borgmans, G., Palme, R., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Van Damme, R.

  6. Chinese farmers' attitude towards the improvement of animal welfare in their facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Platto, S., Zhu, Q., Guo, A., He, Q., Hu, S., Valros, A., Irwin, A.

  7. Standardising the assessment of environmental enrichment and tail-docking legal requirements for finishing pigs in Europe

    | Contributor(s):: Hothersall, B., Whistance, L., Zedlacher, H., Algers, B., Andersson, E., Bracke, M., Courboulay, V., Ferrari, P., Leeb, C., Mullan, S., Nowicki, J., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Schwarz, T., Stadig, L., Main, D.

  8. A survey of sow management at farrowing in the UK

    | Contributor(s):: Ison, S. H., Jarvis, S., Rutherford, K. M. D.

  9. Animal welfare initiatives improve feather cover of cage-free laying hens in the UK

    | Contributor(s):: Mullan, S., Szmaragd, C., Cooper, M. D., Wrathall, J. H. M., Jamieson, J., Bond, A., Atkinson, C., Main, D. C. J.

  10. Behavioural differences between weaner pigs with intact and docked tails

    | Contributor(s):: Paoli, M. A., Lahrmann, H. P., Jensen, T., D'Eath, R. B.

  11. A meta-analysis on the effects of the housing environment on the behaviour, mortality, and performance of growing rabbits

    | Contributor(s):: Sommerville, R., Ruiz, R., Averos, X.

  12. Case control study on environmental, nutritional and management-based risk factors for tail-biting in long-tailed pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Kallio, P. A., Janczak, A. M., Valros, A. E., Edwards, S. A., Heinonen, M.

  13. Assessing the welfare level of intensive fattening pig farms in Germany with the Welfare Quality (R) protocol: does farm size matter?

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.

  14. Encounters with a canine other: performing domestication in transnational animal rescue and rehoming

    | Contributor(s):: Schuurman, Nora

  15. Preliminary investigation of foot preference for a string-pulling task in zoo macaws

    | Contributor(s):: Regaiolli, Barbara, Bolcato, Sofia, Ottolini, Giorgio, Vallortigara, Giorgio, Pievani, Dietelmo, Spiezio, Caterina

  16. Effects of hatching on-farm on behaviour, first week performance, fear level and range use of organic broilers

    | Contributor(s):: Jessen, Camilla Toldevar, Foldager, Leslie, Riber, Anja B.

  17. Eläinavusteista työskentelyä hyvinvointipalveluihin

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    | Contributor(s):: Leena Välimaa

  18. Behavioural reactivity of two lines of South African Merino sheep divergently selected for reproductive potential

    | Contributor(s):: Bonato, Maud, Cloete, J. J. E., Kruger, A. C. M., Cloete, Schalk W. P.

  19. Performing Whale-Watching in Juneau, Alaska

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    | Contributor(s):: Chelsea Karthauser

    Nature-based tourism activities provide special contexts for human-wildlife interaction. In Juneau, Alaska, summertime tourists seek encounters with humpback whales, hundreds of which feed seasonally in Southeast Alaska’s coastal waterways. Tourists support a thriving whale-watching...

  20. A multifactorial evaluation of different reproductive rhythms and housing systems for improving welfare in rabbit does

    | Contributor(s):: Munari, Chiara, Ponzio, Patrizia, Macchi, Elisabetta, Elkhawagah, Ahmed R., Tarantola, Martina, Ponti, Giovanna, Mugnai, Cecilia

    The most widespread reproductive rhythm practiced in rabbit farming is based on artificial insemination (AI) performed at around 11 days pospartum. This approach results in high production rates, but requires high yearly replacement of animals that cannot sustain the enormous energy demand....