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  1. Pet Food Quality Assurance and Safety and Quality Assurance Survey within the Costa Rican Pet Food Industry

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    | Contributor(s):: Astrid Leiva, Andrea Molina, Mauricio Redondo-Solano, Graciela Artavia, Lizeth Rojas-Bogantes, Fabio Granados-Chinchilla

    Costa Rican animal feed production is continually growing, with approximately 1,238,243 metric tons produced in 2018. Production-wise, pet cat and dog food are in fifth place (about 41,635 metric tons per year) amongst animal feeds, and it supplies up to 90% of the national market. Pet food...

  2. Internalisation of farm animal welfare in consumers' purchasing decisions: A study of pork fillet at point of purchase using the means-end chain and laddering approach

    | Contributor(s):: Humble, M., Palmer, M., Hansson, H.

  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. Could low atmospheric pressure stunning (LAPS) be suitable for pig slaughter? A review of available information

    | Contributor(s):: Bouwsema, J. A., Lines, J. A.

  5. The brain, unconsciousness and death: a critical appraisal with regard to halal meat production

    | Contributor(s):: Fuseini, A.

  6. Giving calves 'the best start': Perceptions of colostrum management on dairy farms in England

    | Contributor(s):: Palczynski, L. J., Bleach, E. C. L., Brennan, M. L., Robinson, P. A.

  7. Validation of histological and visual scoring systems for foot-pad dermatitis in broiler chickens

    | Contributor(s):: Piller, A., Bergmann, S., Schwarzer, A., Erhard, M., Stracke, J., Spindler, B., Kemper, N., Schmidt, P., Bachmeier, J., Schade, B., Boehm, B., Kappe, E., Louton, H.

  8. The welfare of culled dairy cattle sent to market and its impact on economic return

    | Contributor(s):: Rosen, K., Llonch, P., Langford, F. M.

  9. The stunning and slaughter of cattle within the EU: a review of the current situation with regard to the halal market

    | Contributor(s):: Fuseini, A., Knowles, T. G., Lines, J. A., Hadley, P. J., Wotton, S. B.

  10. Factors influencing the attitude of equestrians towards sport horse welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Ikinger, C., Spiller, A., Kayser, M.

  11. Electrical stunning of edible crabs (Cancer pagurus): from single experiments to commercial practice

    | Contributor(s):: Roth, B., Grimsbo, E.

  12. Assessing dairy cow welfare at the beginning and end of the indoor period using the Welfare Quality (R) protocol

    | Contributor(s):: de Graaf, S., Ampe, B., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

  13. Fit for transport? Broiler chicken fitness assessment for transportation to slaughter

    | Contributor(s):: Jacobs, L., Delezie, E., Duchateau, L., Goethals, K., Vermeulen, D., Buyse, J., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

  14. Assessment of stun quality after gunshot used on cattle: a pilot study on effects of diverse ammunition on physical signs displayed after the shot, brain tissue damage and brain haemorrhages

    | Contributor(s):: Schiffer, K. J., Retz, S. K., Algers, B., Hensel, O.

  15. '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.

  16. Project Management Principles for Optimizing Publication Productivity of Mixed Methods Studies

    | Contributor(s):: Baim-Lance, Abigail, Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J., Wisdom, Jennifer P.

    Mixed methods research is increasingly valued, although little attention has been placed on how to execute such projects well to achieve optimal publication for impact. Multiple publications from a single study allow scholars to explicate findings that cannot be contained in a single article and...

  17. Dairy goats use outdoor runs of high quality more regardless of the quality of indoor housing

    | Contributor(s):: Stachowicz, Joanna, Gygax, Lorenz, Hillmann, Edna, Wechsler, Beat, Keil, Nina Maria

    For dairy goats in loose housing, access to an outdoor run has potential welfare benefits as it provides additional space, enables spatial separation and may offer items representing behavioural enrichment for the goats (e.g. brush, climbing possibilities). However, these benefits will only apply...

  18. An evaluation of perceptions of total quality management (TQM) livestock practices of Iowa 4-H' ers who received new instructional materials

    | Contributor(s):: Mukiri wa Githendu, Julie A. Gamon (adviser)

    The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of 4-H youth regarding the total quality management of their livestock projects and the production of safe food before and after they received the new Total Quality Management (TQM) Curriculum for Youth Producers;The sample consisted of 800...

  19. Relationships between personality of human-dog dyads and performances in working tasks

    | Contributor(s):: Hoummady, S., Peron, F., Grandjean, D., Clero, D., Bernard, B., Titeux, E., Desquilbet, L., Gilbert, C.

    Improving operational performances of working dog-human dyads is receiving more and more attention. Despite this interest, the associations between human personality, dog personality, dog-human personality matching and dyad performances have rarely been addressed. This study explores the links...

  20. The influence of gentle interactions on avoidance distance towards humans, weight gain and physiological parameters in group-housed dairy calves

    | Contributor(s):: Lurzel, S., Munsch, C., Windschnurer, I., Futschik, A., Palme, R., Waiblinger, S.

    The quality of the relationship between cattle and their caretakers is important for animal welfare and productivity. Nevertheless, the influence of gentle interactions on group-housed dairy calves has not been thoroughly studied so far. We examined the effects of 42 min of gentle interactions...