Experimental control for the ovariectomized rat model: use of sham versus nonmanipulated animal
Contributor(s):: Kruger, M. C., Morel, P. C. H.
One of 2 models required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for registration of a treatment for osteoporosis, the ovariectomized (OVX) rat model, is widely used in scientific studies investigating sex hormone-deficient bone loss. The use of control nonhuman animals is critical because bone...
The reliability of welfare assessment according to the WelFur-protocol in the nursing period of mink (Neovison vison) is challenged by increasing welfare problems prior to weaning
Contributor(s):: Henriksen, B. I. F., Moller, S. H.
The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that the body condition of the mink dam, the frequency of dirty nests, frequency of injuries and diarrhoea change significantly with the day of assessment, post-partum, within the data collection period from parturition to weaning,...
The welfare of young Polish Konik horses subjected to agricultural workload
Contributor(s):: Kedzierski, W., Pluta, M.
Every year a new group of young Polish Konik colts are separated from the forest herds to be trained in the stable breeding system. The aim of this study was to evaluate how the young Polish Konik horses who had been born in a forest reserve adapt to and tolerate draft work. Two groups of 6...
Automatic registration of grazing behaviour in dairy cows using 3D activity loggers
Contributor(s):: Nielsen, P. P.
Pet registries: well-meaning but problematic
Contributor(s):: Hodge, G.
Threshold concentrations of an anthraquinone-based repellent for Canada geese, red-winged blackbirds, and ring-necked pheasants
Contributor(s):: Werner, S. J., Carlson, J. C., Tupper, S. K., Santer, M. M., Linz, G. M.
Wildlife repellents provide a non-lethal alternative for managing the monetary impacts of agricultural depredation. For the purpose of developing of an effective avian repellent, we established repellency thresholds of an anthraquinone-based repellent for Canada geese (Branta canadensis),...
Use of a tri-axial accelerometer for automated recording and classification of goats' grazing behaviour
Contributor(s):: Moreau, M., Siebert, S., Buerkert, A., Schlecht, E.
The suitability of an inexpensive tri-axial accelerometer for the automated recording of goats' activities at pasture was tested on a slightly undulating pasture in Central Germany (52 h of registry) and on a rugged mountainous pasture in northern Oman (70 h of registry). The logger was either...
Why do even committed dog owners fail to comply with some responsible ownership practices?
Contributor(s):: Rohlf, V. I., Bennett, P. C., Toukhsati, S., Coleman, G.
Various dog management behaviors must be performed by owners to promote both the welfare of dogs and community health, safety, and amenity. While most Australian dog owners are compliant with practices known to characterize responsible dog ownership, even responsible owners sometimes fail to act...