Guard Dogs or Guide Dogs? Adequacy vs. Quality in the Accreditation of Teacher Education
Contributor(s):: Dill, William R.
Validation of a short odour discrimination test for working dogs
Contributor(s):: Porritt, F., Mansson, R., Berry, A., Cook, N., Sibbald, N., Nicklin, S.
A short odour discrimination test has been designed to allow rapid quality assurance of odour recognition by detection dogs. The test comprises five repeats per target and a minimum of 20 associated non-target odours. The mean time taken to conduct the test is 5.6 min per target type. A pass...
Assessment of stun quality at commercial slaughter in cattle shot with captive bolt
Contributor(s):: Atkinson, S., Velarde, A., Algers, B.
Challenges to implementing animal welfare standards in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: O'Connor, C. E., Bayvel, A. C. D.
Critical control points in the delivery of improved animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Webster, J.
The use of a single empirical outcome measure to assess welfare in slaughter plants: between- and within-sector comparisons of the supply base for a major retail multiple
Contributor(s):: Roberts, F., Lucas, A., Johnson, S.
Reflections on the growing influence of good agricultural practices in the Global South
Contributor(s):: Amekawa, Y.
EurepGAP is a pioneering field level food safety protocol called 'good agricultural practices' currently exercising influence over the global food quality assurance system. Developed by a consortium of major European retailers, this private standard enforces codes of conduct that address issues...
Safety assurance of foods: risk management depends on good science but it is not a scientific activity. (Special issue: Food safety, food quality and food ethics. Selected papers from the 3rd Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food
Contributor(s):: Goga, B. T. C., Clementi, F.
We make many decisions in our lives and we weigh the benefits against the drawbacks. Our decisions are based on what benefits are most important to us and what drawbacks we are willing to accept. Decisions about what we eat are made in the same way; but when it comes to safety, our decisions are...
Culture Change in Long Term Care Services: Eden-Greenhouse-Aging in the Community
Contributor(s):: Brune, Kendall
European approaches to ensure good animal welfare. (Special Issue: Farm animal welfare since the Brambell report.)
Contributor(s):: Veissier, I., Butterworth, A., Bock, B., Roe, E.
Conventions to protect domestic animals during transport, farming and slaughter were established by the Council of Europe and approved by many European states. Conventions are followed by recommendations that specify how the general principles of conventions apply for the different species. The...
An ethicist's commentary on quality assurance precluding pain control
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
An ethicist's commentary on the case of the farmer advised by "experts"
Animal ethics and the live aquatic animal trade
Public opinion on UK milk marketing and dairy cow welfare
Contributor(s):: Ellis, K. A., Billington, K., McNeil, B., McKeegan, D. E. F.
Interview questionnaires were administered to the general public in central Scotland and northern England during summer 2007 to investigate consumer awareness of UK dairy production methods, welfare issues and recognition of 'quality assurance' product logos. Fifty percent of respondents gave UK...
Stakeholder, citizen and consumer interests in farm animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Verbeke, W.
The assessment and improvement of animal welfare are the tasks and joint responsibility of many stakeholders involved in the agro-food chain. This paper first looks at the supply side of the chain, and presents different stakeholder views on farm animal welfare, discussing the potential for...
The Virtuous Bicycle: a delivery vehicle for improved farm animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Webster, A. J. F.
This paper briefly reviews the development of monitoring procedures used for the assessment of husbandry and welfare within Farm Quality Assurance (QA) schemes. Most current protocols are based on measures of the resources, records and management provisions necessary to promote good husbandry....