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  1. The veterinarian's responsibility to recognize and report animal abuse

    Contributor(s):: Yoffe-Sharp, B. L., Loar, L. M.

  2. Behavioural problems in dogs - a review

    Contributor(s):: Srivastava, A. K.

    Behaviour is the action due to the relationship between the animal and its environment. Behavioural responses are adaptive for survival. The behaviour includes all processes by which an individual senses the external world and the internal state of its body and responds to the change which it...

  3. BSE in the UK: why the risk communication strategy failed. (Special issue: Farm animal diseases in context)

    Contributor(s):: Jensen, K. K.

    The 2000 BSE Inquiry report points out that the most serious failure of the UK Government was one of risk communication. This paper argues that the government's failure to communicate the risks BSE posed to humans to a large degree can be traced back to a lack of transparency in the first risk...

  4. General approach to fish welfare and to the concept of sentience in fish

    Following a request from the European Commission, the AHAW Panel was asked to deliver a Scientific Opinion on the animal welfare aspects of husbandry systems for farmed fish. In addition to the already adopted scientific opinions regarding six different species of farmed fish, a scientific...

  5. Science and values in risk assessment: the case of deliberate release of genetically engineered organisms

    Contributor(s):: Kasanmoentalib, S.

    To make more responsible decisions regarding risk and to understand disagreements and controversies in risk assessments, it is important to know how and where values are infused into risk assessment and how they are embedded in the conclusions. In this article an attempt is made to disentangle...

  6. Behaviour in suckling mink kits under farm conditions: effects of accessibility of drinking water

    Contributor(s):: Brink, A. L., Jeppesen, L. L., Heller, K. E.

    Mortality in mink kits held under conventional farm conditions is believed to be related to dehydration and at least partially to thereby associated competitive aggression. In this study we demonstrated that licking saliva from the commissure of the dam's lips might serve to complement the kits'...

  7. Decision support system with semantic model to assess the risk of tail biting in pigs. 1. Modelling

    Contributor(s):: Bracke, M. B. M., Hulsegge, B., Keeling, L., Blokhuis, H. J.

    Tail biting is a multifactorial problem with important welfare as well as economic consequences. Different stakeholders in the pig production chain, such as farmers, consumers and policy makers are interested in reducing the level of tail biting, because tail biting may affect productivity,...

  8. Decision support system with semantic model to assess the risk of tail biting in pigs. 2. 'Validation'

    Contributor(s):: Bracke, M. B. M., Hulsegge, B., Keeling, L., Blokhuis, H. J.

    Tail biting is a multifactorial problem with important welfare as well as economic consequences. Different stakeholders in the pig production chain, such as farmers, consumers and policy makers are interested in the level of tail biting, because tail biting may affect productivity, profit and...

  9. Evaluation of behaviour testing for human directed aggression in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Borg, J. A. M. van der, Beerda, B., Ooms, M., Souza, A. S. de, Hagen, M. van, Kemp, B.

    Behaviour test batteries are used to identify aggressive dogs. The Dutch Socially Acceptable Behaviour (SAB)-test has been used since 2001 to select against unwanted aggression and fear in specific dog breeds, though much is unknown yet regarding its reliability, validity and feasibility. In this...

  10. A comparison between leg problems in Danish and Swedish broiler production

    Contributor(s):: Sanotra, G. S., Berg, C., Lund, J. D.

    In Denmark and Sweden, surveys were undertaken to estimate the prevalence of leg problems in conventional broiler production. The Danish survey included 28 Ross 208 flocks, and the Swedish survey included 15 Ross 208 and 16 Cobb flocks. Leg problems included reduced walking ability (gait), tibial...

  11. Effects of physical activity and group size on animal welfare in laboratory rats

    Contributor(s):: Spangenberg, E., Dahlborn, K., Essen-Gustavsson, B., Cvek, K.

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether moderate physical activity and group size influence physical fitness, the level of social interactions in the home cage and rats' performance in the Elevated Plus Maze and a handling test. Forty-eight male Sprague Dawley rats were kept in groups of...

  12. Outline of a risk assessment: the welfare of future xeno-donor pigs

    Contributor(s):: Dahl, K., Sandoe, P., Johnsen, P. F., Lassen, J., Kornerup Hansen, A.

    The welfare of transgenic animals is often not considered prior to their generation. However, we demonstrated here how a welfare risk assessment can be carried out before transgenic animals are created. We describe a risk assessment identifying potential welfare problems in transgenic pigs...

  13. Welfare epidemiology as a tool to assess the welfare impact of inherited defects on the pedigree dog population

    Contributor(s):: Collins, L. M., Asher, L., Summers, J. F., Diesel, G., McGreevy, P. D.

    The effect that breed standards and selective breeding practices have on the welfare of pedigree dogs has recently come under scrutiny from both the general public and scientific community. Recent research has suggested that breeding for particular aesthetic traits, such as tightly curled tails,...