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  1. Inconvenient desires: should we routinely neuter companion animals?

    | Contributor(s):: Palmer, C., Corr, S., Sandoe, P.

    Influential parts of the veterinary profession, and notably the American Veterinary Medicine Association, are promoting the routine neutering of cats and dogs that will not be used for breeding purposes. However, this view is not universally held, even among representatives of the veterinary...

  2. Keeping horses in groups: a review

    | Contributor(s):: Hartmann, E., Sondergaard, E., Keeling, L. J.

    Although husbandry conditions for horses have improved over the last decades, many horses are still kept singly with limited or no physical contact to other horses. This is surprising, given the fact that keeping horses in groups is recognised best to fulfil their physical and behavioural...

  3. Lead-free, high-powered rifle bullets and their applicability in wildlife management

    | Contributor(s):: Caudell, J. N., Stopak, Wolf, P. C.

  4. Negative affective states and their effects on morbidity, mortality and longevity

    | Contributor(s):: Walker, M. D., Duggan, G., Roulston, N., Slack, A. van, Mason, G.

  5. 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.

  6. Refinement of the use of non-human primates in scientific research. Part II: housing, husbandry and acquisition

    | Contributor(s):: Rennie, A. E., Buchanan-Smith, H. M.

  7. Sterilization as an alternative deer control technique: a review

    | Contributor(s):: Boulanger, J. R., Curtis, P. D., Cooch, E. G., DeNicola, A. J.

  8. The effects of individual housing on mice and rats: a review

    | Contributor(s):: Krohn, T. C., Sorensen, D. B., Ottesen, J. L., Hansen, A. K.

  9. The welfare of low-volume farm animals during transport and at slaughter: a review of current knowledge and recommendations for future research

    | Contributor(s):: Bornett-Gauci, H. L. I., Martin, J. E., Arney, D. R.

  10. Veterinary certificates for emergency or casualty slaughter bovine animals in the Republic of Ireland: are the welfare needs of certified animals adequately protected?

    | Contributor(s):: Cullinane, M., O'Sullivan, E., Collins, G., Collins, D. M., More, S. J.

  11. Farm animal welfare: a new repertoire of nature-society relations or modernism re-embedded? (Special issue: Nature-Society-Rurality)

    | Contributor(s):: Buller, H., Morris, C.

    Within society, farm animal welfare is moving up the policy and moral agenda as many of the industrial processes associated with animal farming are now being called into question. In the academe, there is growing intellectual interest in the relationship of humanity to animality and the porosity...

  12. The evolution of imitation: what do the capacities of non-human animals tell us about the mechanisms of imitation?

    | Contributor(s):: Huber, L., Range, F., Voelkl, B., Szucsich, A., Viranyi, Z., Miklosi, A.

    In this paper, we review reports and present new empirical data from studies with marmosets and dogs that address the correspondence problem of imitation research. We focus on the question of how it is possible to transform visual information into matching motor acts. Here, the important issue is...

  13. Carbon dioxide for euthanasia: concerns regarding pain and distress, with special reference to mice and rats

    | Contributor(s):: Conlee, K. M., Stephens, M. L., Rowan, A. N., King, L. A.

  14. Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M.

    Fossil evidence indicates an association between human beings and animals dating back at least half a million years. Today, this relationship remains strong, as evidenced by millions of visits to zoos annually, high rates of pet ownership, and the economic prosperity of the pet industry. A review...

  15. Cow milk and human development and well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Maijala, K.

    This paper reviews the hypotheses of the relationship between milk and human coronary heart disease (CHD). These hypotheses are examined and their original historic deficiencies are discussed. This is followed by the new and emerging scientific evidence to support, question or refute these...

  16. Current issues in fish welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Huntingford, F. A., Adams, C., Braithwaite, V. A., Kadri, S., Pottinger, T. G., Sandoe, P., Turnbull, J. F.

    This article presents a broad overview of the current understanding of a number of issues relating to the welfare of cultured and wild fish. Relationships between science, ethics and welfare; the perception of fear and pain; the costs and benefits of human interactions with fishes; natural...

  17. Psychopathology in great apes: concepts, treatment options and possible homologies to human psychiatric disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Brune, M., Brune-Cohrs, U., McGrew, W. C., Preuschoft, S.

    Many captive great apes show gross behavioral abnormalities such as stereotypies, self-mutilation, inappropriate aggression, fear or withdrawal, which impede attempts to integrate these animals in existing or new social groups. These abnormal behaviors resemble symptoms associated with...

  18. The roles of equine ethology and applied learning theory in horse-related human injuries

    | Contributor(s):: Hawson, L. A., McLean, A. N., McGreevy, P. D.

    Horse-related injuries to riders, handlers, and veterinarians can be both serious and long-term in their effects on the victim. This review of literature covering horse-related injuries to human beings sought to identify rider and handler injury incidence and the relationships between antecedents...

  19. How to consider the value of farm animals in breeding goals. A review of current status and future challenges. (Special Issue: Animal welfare in a broad perspective. Papers from the Nordic Network of Agriculture and Food Ethics.)

    | Contributor(s):: Nielsen, H. M., Olesen, I., Navrud, S., Kolstad, K., Amer, P.

    The objective of this paper is to outline challenges associated with the inclusion of welfare issues in breeding goals for farm animals and to review the currently available methodologies and discuss their potential advantages and limitations to address these challenges. The methodology for...

  20. Issues associated with research on sheep parasite control in New Zealand - a descriptive ethic

    | Contributor(s):: Morris, M. C.

    In common with much of the English-speaking world, New Zealanders generally oppose the use of animal experimentation where there is no demonstrable and immediate benefit for human, animal, or environmental health. Intrusive experiments on sheep internal and external parasites published between...