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  1. The concept of dominance and the treatment of aggression in multidog homes: a comment on van Kerkhove's commentary

    Contributor(s):: Mertens, P. A.

    Comment on "van Kerkhove's Commentary" [2004 this issue] relating to the concept of dominance and the treatment of aggression in multidog homes.

  2. The lifecycle of the farm pig: a review of Welfare of Pigs from Birth to Slaughter [Book Review]

    Contributor(s):: Ormandy, E.

    A book review of Welfare of pigs from birth to slaughter . Edited by Luigi Faucitano and Allan L. Schaefer. Wageningen, the Netherlands: Wageningen Academic, 2008. 316 pp. ISBN: 9086860664. Hardcover, $127

  3. Visitors' effects on the welfare of animals in the zoo: a review

    Contributor(s):: Davey, G.

    Since the 1970s, research about zoo visitors' effects on the welfare of nonhuman animals in captivity has intensified. Numerous studies have shown that characteristics such as visitor presence, density, activity, size, and position are associated with animal behavioral and - to a lesser extent...

  4. Equine on-farm welfare assessment: a review of animal-based indicators

    Contributor(s):: Costa, E. dalla, Murray, L., Dai, F., Canali, E., Minero, M.

    The adaptability of horses and donkeys to different types of activity has seen the European equine industry become an important economic sector, giving rise to increasing concern regarding equine welfare. As part of the AWIN (Animal Welfare Indicators) project, this review focuses on scientific...

  5. Industrial farm animal production: a comprehensive moral critique

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    | Contributor(s):: Rossi, J., Garner, S. A.

    Over the past century, animal agriculture in the United States has transformed from a system of small, family farms to a largely industrialized model-often known as 'industrial farm animal production' (IFAP). This model has successfully produced a large supply of cheap meat, eggs and...

  6. Nutrition for working and service dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Wakshlag, J., Shmalberg, J.

    Conformation, genetics, and behavioral drive are the major determinants of success in canine athletes, although controllable variables, such as training and nutrition, play an important role. The scope and breadth of canine athletic events has expanded dramatically in the past 30 years, but with...

  7. Review of current evidence and future directions in animal-assisted intervention for children with autism

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

    Introduction Autism has been highlighted as a pressing public health issue that may be ameliorated through the inclusion of animals in autism treatment services, also known as animal-assisted intervention. Over the past 20 years, only a few studies have empirically examined the impact of...

  8. An evaluative review of theories: related to animal cruelty

    | Contributor(s):: Gullone, E.

    The two dominant theories relating to animal cruelty are critically reviewed. These are the violence graduation hypothesis and the deviance generalization hypothesis. The outcomes indicate very high consistency with the broader antisocial behavior and aggression literature, which is large and...

  9. An overview of the dog-human dyad and ethograms within it

    | Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Starling, M., Branson, N. J., Cobb, M. L., Calnon, D.

    This article reviews the literature on the complex and variable nature of the dog-human dyad and describes the influence of terms such as "dominance" on attitudes that humans have toward dogs. It highlights a legacy of tension between ethology and psychology and notes that some...

  10. Animal-assisted interventions in children's hospitals: a critical review of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A., McArthur, M., Winefield, H., Hanieh, E., Hazel, S.

    There is a perception in the scientific and general communities that hospitalized children benefit from visits by animals. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI), including animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities, usually involving dogs, are thus employed in pediatric hospitals....

  11. Are land deals unethical? The ethics of large-scale land acquisitions in developing countries

    | Contributor(s):: Toft, K. H.

    Proponents of large-scale land acquisitions (LaSLA) argue that poor countries could benefit from foreign direct investment in land (World Bank 2011), while opponents argue that LaSLA is nothing more than neo-colonial theft of poor peasants' livelihoods, i.e., land grabbing (Borras and Franco in...

  12. Camels out of place and time: the dromedary ( Camelus dromedarius) in Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Crowley, S. L.

    The deserts of the Australian outback are ideal territories for dromedary camels, Camelus dromedarius. Dromedaries' flexible adaptations allow them to eat 80% of Australian plant species and they obtain much of their water through ingesting vegetation; they thrive where other species perish. In...

  13. Does the current regulation of assisted reproductive techniques in the UK safeguard animal welfare?

    | Contributor(s):: Campbell, M. L. H.

    Reproductive medicine is one of the fastest developing fields of veterinary medicine. Regulation of veterinary-assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) is currently divided between the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (1986), the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966), and the Animal Welfare Act...

  14. Puppy socialization classes

    | Contributor(s):: Seksel, K.

  15. Review of human-animal interactions and their impact on animal productivity and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Idrus, Zulkifli

    Humans and animals are in regular and at times close contact in modern intensive farming systems. The quality of human-animal interactions can have a profound impact on the productivity and welfare of farm animals. Interactions by humans may be neutral, positive or negative in nature. Regular...

  16. A brief history of animal law, Part I (1972-1987)

    | Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.

  17. A brief history of animal law, Part II (1985-2011)

    | Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.

  18. A review of hippotherapy horse diseases from 2006 to 2010 in Uruguaiana-RS

    | Contributor(s):: Silva, M. N. G. da, Duarte, C. A., Folchini, N. P., Mistieri, M. L. de A., Freitas, G. S. R. de, Sodre, L. A. D.

  19. Australia's ethical framework for when animals are used for scientific purposes

    | Contributor(s):: Rose, M., Grant, E.

  20. Communicable diseases and the human-animal relationship - Mini Review

    | Contributor(s):: Webber, R.