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Who let the dogs out? Therapy dogs in clinical practice
Contributor(s):: Jones, M. G., Rice, S. M., Cotton, S. M.
Are practice recommendations for the prevention of feather pecking in laying hens in non-cage systems in line with the results of experimental and epidemiological studies?
Contributor(s):: Jung, Lisa, Knierim, Ute
Feather pecking (FP) in laying hens is an important animal welfare problem in practice, despite extensive research and increasing sources of advice for farmers. We aimed to give an overview over results from experimental and epidemiological studies. We included non-cage systems, covering the...
Relations among need for power, affect and attitudes toward animal cruelty
Contributor(s):: Oleson, J. C., Henry, B. C.
Previous research has investigated the relationship between empathy with humans and attitudes toward animals. Developing a better understanding of this relationship, as well as other related variables, may assist in the prevention of antisocial behavior. The purpose of the current study was to...
A project to clone companion animals
Contributor(s):: Hawthorne, L.
A 'special feature' article by the Project Coordinator of MIssyplicity, a Genetic Savings & Clone (GSC) project seeking to clone a specific mixed breed dog, named Missy, owned by an anonymous yet wealthy individual.
Managing feral cats on a university's campuses: how many are there and is sterilization having an effect?
Contributor(s):: Jones, A. L., Downs, C. T.
Worldwide domestic and feral cat (Felis catus) numbers have increased. Concerns regarding high populations of feral cats in urban areas include wildlife predation, public nuisance, and disease. This study aimed to estimate the size of the feral cat population on 5 campuses of the University of...
Noncompliance with Public Health Service (PHS) policy on humane care and use of laboratory animals: an exploratory analysis
Contributor(s):: Gomez, L. M., Conlee, K. M., Stephens, M. L.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a major biomedical research-funding body in the United States. Approximately 40% of NIH-funded research involves experimentation on nonhuman animals (Monastersky, 200811. Monastersky, R. 2008, April 18. Protesters fail to slow animal research. The...
The sizes of elephant groups in zoos: implications for elephant welfare
Contributor(s):: Rees, P. A.
This study examined the distribution of 495 Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) and 336 African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in 194 zoos, most of which were located in Europe (49.1
There's a rat in my room! Now what? Mice show no chronic physiological response to the presence of rats
Contributor(s):: Meijer, M. K., Loo, P. L. P. van, Baumans, V.
In general, guidelines on housing and care of animals in the laboratory state that rats and mice should not be housed in the same room. Mice may perceive rats as predators. Although one theory says this can cause stress, there is little scientific evidence to support this theory. In the wild,...
Animal welfare assurance programs in food production: a framework for assessing the options
Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.
Animal welfare considerations in primate rehabilitation: an assessment of three vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) releases in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Contributor(s):: Guy, A. J., Stone, O. M. L., Curnoe, D.
Assessing pig welfare at stunning in Swedish commercial abattoirs using CO<sub>2</sub> group-stun methods
Contributor(s):: Atkinson, S., Velarde, A., Llonch, P., Algers, B.
Comparing the relative benefits of grooming-contact and full-contact pairing for laboratory-housed adult female Macaca fascicularis. (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)
Contributor(s):: Lee, G. H., Thom, J. P., Chu, K. L., Crockett, C. M.
Concepts of animal health and welfare in organic livestock systems
Contributor(s):: Vaarst, M., Alroe, H. F.
Identifying reasons for stun failures in slaughterhouses for cattle and pigs: a field study
Contributor(s):: Wenzlawowicz, M. von, Holleben, K. von, Eser, E.
Implementing positive reinforcement animal training programs at primate laboratories. (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)
Contributor(s):: Perlman, J. E., Bloomsmith, M. A., Whittaker, M. A., McMillan, J. L., Minier, D. E., McCowan, B.
Laboratory macaques: when to wean? (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)
Contributor(s):: Prescott, M. J., Nixon, M. E., Farningham, D. A. H., Naiken, S., Griffiths, M. A.
Parturition progress and behaviours in dairy cows with calving difficulty
Contributor(s):: Barrier, A. C., Haskell, M. J., Macrae, A. I., Dwyer, C. M.
Preliminary evaluation of the effectiveness of captive-bolt guns as a killing method without exsanguination for horned and unhorned sheep
Contributor(s):: Gibson, T. J., Ridler, A. L., Lamb, C. R., Williams, A., Giles, S., Gregory, N. G.
Refinement of the use of non-human primates in scientific research. Part I: the influence of humans
Contributor(s):: Rennie, A. E., Buchanan-Smith, H. M.
The need for monitoring farm animal welfare during mass killing for disease eradication purposes
Contributor(s):: Berg, C.