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  1. Predictors for plumage damage and bloody lesions indicative of feather pecking in pullets reared in aviaries

    Contributor(s):: Mels, Caroline, Niebuhr, Knut, Futschik, Andreas, Rault, Jean-Loup, Waiblinger, Susanne

    Feather pecking remains a serious problem in poultry farming. This study aimed to identify risk factors for plumage damage as a proxy for feather pecking, and the predictive value of practical animal-based parameters. Data were collected in 100 flocks on 28 rearing farms in Austria, recording...

  2. Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Beaver, B. V.

    2021NAVC Clinician's BriefJanuaryFebruary48-491542-4014EnglishCited Reference Count: 2 ref.0Educational Concepts LLCTulsa, USATexas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.text

  3. Impact of Changes in Time Left Alone on Separation-Related Behaviour in UK Pet Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Harvey, Naomi D., Christley, Robert M., Giragosian, Kassandra, Mead, Rebecca, Murray, Jane K., Samet, Lauren, Upjohn, Melissa M., Casey, Rachel A.

    Separation-related behaviours (SRBs), including but not limited to vocalisation, pacing, destruction and toileting, occur in the absence of human company. As well as being problematic for the dogs’ owners, such behaviours indicate that the dogs’ emotional state is compromised. As part...

  4. Intestinal parasites and risk factors in dogs and cats from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Ramos, R. C. F., Barbosa, A. D. S., Abboud, L. C. S., Dos Reis, I. C., Millar, P. R., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  5. A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal

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    | Contributor(s):: Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.

    Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...

  6. Relinquishing owners underestimate their dog's behavioral problems: deception or lack of knowledge?

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    | Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Duffy, D. L., Kruger, K. A., Watson, B., Serpell, J. A.

    Undesirable behavior is a leading cause of canine relinquishment. Relinquishing owners could provide valuable information about their dog's behavior, although the reliability of their reports has been questioned by the sheltering community. This study aimed to investigate (a) whether...

  7. Integrative surveillance of cattle welfare at the abattoir level: Risk factors associated with liver condemnation, severe hoof disorders, carcase bruising and high muscle pH

    | Contributor(s):: Losada-Espinosa, N., Estévez-Moreno, L. X., Bautista-Fernández, M., Losada, H., María, G. A., Miranda-de la Lama, G. G.

  8. Prevalence and risk factors associated with cat parasites in Italy: a multicenter study

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    | Contributor(s):: Genchi, M., Vismarra, A., Zanet, S., Morelli, S., Galuppi, R., Cringoli, G., Lia, R., Diaferia, M., Frangipane di Regalbono, A., Venegoni, G., Solari Basano, F., Varcasia, A., Perrucci, S., Musella, V., Brianti, E., Gazzonis, A., Drigo, M., Colombo, L., Kramer, L.

    BACKGROUND: Parasites that infect cats include protozoa, helminths and arthropods, many of which are transmissible to humans. Effective control relies on a good knowledge of parasite distribution and the risk factors for infection. The present study was aimed at evaluating the prevalence of...

  9. Risk-factors associated with veterinary-related fear and aggression in owned domestic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Stellato, Anastasia C., Flint, Hannah E., Dewey, Cate E., Widowski, Tina M., Niel, Lee

  10. Donkey welfare assessment in north-east Portugal

    | Contributor(s):: Cruz, Z., Novoa, M., Leiva, B., Andrade, D., Quaresma, M.

  11. Should cats be allowed outdoors? A research survey on animal welfare risks for free-ranging cats in Brazil

    | Contributor(s):: Machado, D. S., Braganca, A. F. F., Travnik, I. C., Rossi, A. P., Sant'Anna, A. C.

  12. Caring practices of pet cat and dog owners in Northern Ireland vs potential implications for animals' health and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Naughton, V., Grzelak, T., Mulhern, M. S., Moffett, R. C., Naughton, P. J.

  13. Development of a welfare assessment protocol for dairy calves from birth through to weaning

    | Contributor(s):: Barry, J., Kennedy, E., Sayers, R., de Boer, I. J. M., Bokkers, E. A. M.

  14. Improving leg health in broiler chickens: a systematic review of the effect of environmental enrichment

    | Contributor(s):: Pedersen, I. J., Forkman, B.

  15. Evaluating factors influencing dog post-adoptive return in a Canadian animal shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Friend, J. R., Bench, C. J.

  16. Can on-farm animal welfare explain relative production differences between dairy herds?

    | Contributor(s):: Frondelius, L., Jauhiainen, L., Niskanen, O., Mughal, M., Sairanen, A.

  17. Duration of confinement and pen-type affect health-related measures of welfare in lactating sows

    | Contributor(s):: Maschat, K., Dolezal, M., Leeb, C., Heidinger, B., Winckler, C., Oczak, M., Baumgartner, J.

  18. The welfare of culled dairy cattle sent to market and its impact on economic return

    | Contributor(s):: Rosen, K., Llonch, P., Langford, F. M.

  19. Scratch the surface: Histopathology of foot-pad dermatitis in turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)

    | Contributor(s):: Stracke, J., Klotz, D., Wohlsein, P., Dohring, S., Volkmann, N., Kemper, N., Spindler, B.

  20. Awareness concerning optimal pig production management and animal welfare among smallholder farmers in Tanzania

    | Contributor(s):: Braae, U. C., Penrith, M. L., Ngowi, H. A., Lekule, F., Johansen, M. V.