What is a lion worth to local people - quantifying of the costs of living alongside a top predator
Contributor(s):: Jacobsen, K. S., Sandorf, E. D., Loveridge, A. J., Dickman, A. J., Johnson, P. J., Mourato, S., Contu, D., Macdonald, D. W.
Using Community Conversations to explore animal welfare perceptions and practices of rural households in Ethiopia
Contributor(s):: Lemma, M., Doyle, R., Alemayehu, G., Mekonnen, M., Kumbe, A., Wieland, B.
There is a scarcity of data on animal welfare and its impact on livelihoods to inform animal welfare initiatives in Ethiopia. Perceptions and practices of rural households toward animal welfare are influenced by socio-cultural, demographic, and agroecological factors. We conducted Community...
Health comparison between guinea pigs raised in uncontrolled and controlled environments
Contributor(s):: Laksmindra, Fitria, Nastiti, Wijayanti, Tuty, Arisuryanti, Salasia, S. I. O.
The characterisation of underwater noise at facilities holding marine mammals
Contributor(s):: Houser, D. S., Mulsow, J., Branstetter, B., Moore, P. W., Finneran, J. J., Xitco, M. J.
Effects of environment and breed on growth performance and meat quality of fattening pigs
Contributor(s):: Li, J., Han, Q., Liu, R., Wen, P., Ji, W., Pan, L., Wang, C., Zhao, P., Liu, H., Bao, J.
Awareness concerning optimal pig production management and animal welfare among smallholder farmers in Tanzania
Contributor(s):: Braae, U. C., Penrith, M. L., Ngowi, H. A., Lekule, F., Johansen, M. V.
Test-retest reliability of the Welfare Quality (R) animal welfare assessment protocol for growing pigs
Contributor(s):: Czycholl, I., Kniese, C., Buttner, K., Beilage, E. G., Schrader, L., Krieter, J.
Keel-bone damage and foot injuries in commercial laying hens in Denmark
Contributor(s):: Riber, A. B., Hinrichsen, L. K.
Assessment of meat-type sheep welfare using animal-based measures
Contributor(s):: M'Hamdi, N., Darej, C., Attia, K., Guesmi, H., Znaidi, I. E. A., Bouraoui, R., M'Hamdi, H., Marzouki, L., Ayadi, M.
Aspects of juvenile and adolescent environment predict aggression and fear in 12-month-old guide dogs
| Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A., Duffy, D. L.
Maturational changes in behavior, and the possible influence of the puppy-raising environment on behavioral development, were investigated in a total sample of 978 prospective guide dogs belonging to four different breeds/crosses. All dogs belonged to the same guide dog organization, and had...
The effect of perches and aviary tiers on the mating behaviour of two hybrids of broiler breeders
| Contributor(s):: Gebhardt-Henrich, Sabine G., Jordan, Anja, Toscano, Michael J., Würbel, Hanno
Broiler breeders are kept for the production of fertile eggs. They face serious welfare problems like aggressive behaviour of the males towards females during mating. Furthermore, broiler breeders are usually kept without perches which are a highly valued resource in chickens. The aim of the...
The effect of two different farrowing systems on sow behaviour, and piglet behaviour, mortality and growth
| Contributor(s):: Loftus, Loni, Bell, Grace, Padmore, Emily, Atkinson, Samantha, Henworth, Andrew, Hoyle, Mark
Farrowing crates have traditionally been used to reduce occurrence of piglet mortality as a result of sow crushing. However the utilisation of traditional farrowing crates has been suggested to contribute to negative welfare for both the sow and piglets. This study compared mortality rates,...
Artificial Neural Network (ANN) as a Tool to Reduce Human-Animal Interaction Improves Senegalese Sole Production
| Contributor(s):: Martínez-Vázquez, J. M., Valcarce, D. G., Riesco, M. F., Sanz Marco, V., Matsuoka, M., Robles, V.
Manipulation is usually required for biomass calculation and food estimation for optimal fish growth in production facilities. However, the advances in computer-based systems have opened a new range of applied possibilities. In this study we used image analysis and a neural network algorithm...
Effect of simple and low-cost enrichment items on behavioral, clinical, and productive variables of caged laying hens
| Contributor(s):: Frediani, Mayra H., Pizzutto, Cristiane S., Alves, Maíra B. R., Pereira, Ricardo J. G.
Housing layers in battery cages is a practice still used by many countries but it has been criticized because of its influence on behavioral repertoire of birds. We investigated whether simple and affordable enrichment devices alone impact behavior, foot condition and performance of laying hens...
Extensive human presence at an early age of ostriches improves the docility of birds at a later stage of life
| Contributor(s):: Bonato, Maud, Malecki, Irek A., Wang, Magretha D., Cloete, Schalk W. P.
While ostriches are relatively wild birds with a short period of domestication, some birds demonstrate a strong interest in humans. Human imprinting of chicks could therefore facilitate the cooperation of birds for assisted reproduction technology purposes, improving the quality of human–bird...
The Human-Animal Relationship in Australian Caged Laying Hens
| Contributor(s):: Lauren E. Edwards, Grahame J. Coleman, Kym L. Butler, Paul H. Hemsworth
Studies on farm animals have shown relationships between stockperson attitudes and behaviour and farm animal fear, stress and productivity. This study investigated how the avoidance behaviour of Australian commercial caged laying hens may be related to stockperson behaviour, albumen...
Market-driven dairying and the politics of value, labor and affect in Gujarat, India
| Contributor(s):: Daftary, Dolly
Feeder space affects access to the feeder, aggression, and feed conversion in laying hens in an aviary system
| Contributor(s):: Sirovnik, Janja, Würbel, Hanno, Toscano, Michael J.
In laying hens, minimal requirements for feeder space (cm per bird) are based primarily on data from small groups of hens (n < 10) housed in battery cages. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of feeder space on agonistic behaviour, access to the feeder, and...
The use of a shaded area during farrowing and lactation in sows kept outdoors
| Contributor(s):: Schild, Sarah-Lina A., Rangstrup-Christensen, Lena, Bonde, Marianne, Pedersen, Lene J.
The hut temperature in outdoor pig production during summer can exceed the upper critical temperature of lactating sows. Therefore, sows may experience hyperthermia, a condition which has several adverse consequences for the welfare of both sow and piglets. Thus, the aim of the current study was...
Use of aerial perches and perches on aviary tiers by broiler breeders
| Contributor(s):: Gebhardt-Henrich, Sabine G., Toscano, Michael J., Würbel, Hanno
Perching, especially during the night, is an innate behaviour of chickens and the provision of perches is mandatory for laying hens in multiple countries. We examined whether broiler breeders of the fast (Ross 308) and relatively slow (Sasso) growing hybrids used aerial perches (P) and perches on...