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  1. Tree cover and injurious feather-pecking in commercial flocks of free-range laying hens: a follow up

    Contributor(s):: Bright, A., Gill, R., Willings, T. H.

  2. Animal welfare initiatives improve feather cover of cage-free laying hens in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Mullan, S., Szmaragd, C., Cooper, M. D., Wrathall, J. H. M., Jamieson, J., Bond, A., Atkinson, C., Main, D. C. J.

  3. Canine trap-neuter-return: a critical review of potential welfare issues

    Contributor(s):: Bacon, H., Vancia, V., Walters, H., Waran, N.

  4. Feather-pecking and injurious pecking in organic laying hens in 107 flocks from eight European countries

    Contributor(s):: Bestman, M., Verwer, C., Brenninkmeyer, C., Willett, A., Hinrichsen, L. K., Smajlhodzic, F., Heerkens, J. L. T., Gunnarsson, S., Ferrante, V.

  5. Assessing dairy cow welfare at the beginning and end of the indoor period using the Welfare Quality (R) protocol

    Contributor(s):: de Graaf, S., Ampe, B., Tuyttens, F. A. M.

  6. The burden of domestication: a representative study of welfare in privately owned cats in Denmark

    Contributor(s):: Sandoe, P., Norspang, A. P., Forkman, B., Bjornvad, C. R., Kondrup, S. V., Lund, T. B.

  7. Developing a horse welfare assessment protocol

    Contributor(s):: Viksten, S. M., Visser, E. K., Nyman, S., Blokhuis, H. J.

  8. Mortality resulting from undesirable behaviours in dogs aged under three years attending primary-care veterinary practices in England

    Contributor(s):: Boyd, C., Jarvis, S., McGreevy, P. D., Heath, S., Church, D. B., Brodbelt, D. C., O'Neill, D. G.

  9. Case control study on environmental, nutritional and management-based risk factors for tail-biting in long-tailed pigs

    Contributor(s):: Kallio, P. A., Janczak, A. M., Valros, A. E., Edwards, S. A., Heinonen, M.

  10. Assessing the welfare level of intensive fattening pig farms in Germany with the Welfare Quality (R) protocol: does farm size matter?

    Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.

  11. Toxoplasma gondii in domiciled dogs and cats in urban areas of Brazil: risk factors and spatial distribution

    Contributor(s):: Arruda, I. F., Millar, P. R., Barbosa, A. da S., Abboud, L. C. de S., Reis, I. C. dos, Moreira, A. S. da C., Guimaraes, M. P. de P., Amendoeira, M. R. R.

  12. An introduction to navigating owner-directed feline aggression

    Contributor(s):: Dimenna, G.

  13. Burden and predictors of Staphylococcus aureus and S. pseudintermedius infections among dogs presented at an academic veterinary hospital in South Africa (2007–2012)

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    | Contributor(s):: Daniel N. Qekwana, James Wabwire Oguttu, Fortune Sithole, Agricola Odoi

    Background Staphylococci are commensals of the mucosal surface and skin of humans and animals, but have been implicated in infections such as otitis externa, pyoderma, urinary tract infections and post-surgical complications. Laboratory records provide useful information to help investigate...

  14. Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom

    | Contributor(s):: Roberts, C., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Williams, J. L., Murray, J. K.

  15. A Comparative Study of Dog- and Cat-Induced Injury on Incidence and Risk Factors among Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Ying Chen, Yang Gao, Li Zhou, Yafei Tan, Liping Li

    Background: Millions of people are bitten by animals each year, with approximately 90% of the injuries being caused by dogs and cats. However, few studies focus on risk factors of dog- and cat-induced injury in China. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the rate of...

  16. How animals contribute to subjective well-being: A comprehensive model of protective and risk factors

    | Contributor(s):: Maike Luhmann, Anna Kalitzki

    In this paper, we elaborate and test a comprehensive theoretical model of SWB of animal caregivers. This model includes risk factors such as restrictions in daily life, negative emotions, and financial strain, and protective factors such as a sense of purpose in life, positive emotions, and...

  17. A new metric for quantifying the relative impact of risk factors on loss of working life illustrated in a population of working dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., Harvey, N. D., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.

    In a resource-limited world, organisations attempting to reduce the impact of health or behaviour issues need to choose carefully how to allocate resources for the highest overall impact. However, such choices may not always be obvious. Which has the biggest impact? A large change to a small...

  18. Protein expression and genetic variability of canine Can f 1 in golden and Labrador retriever service dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Breitenbuecher, C., Belanger, J. M., Levy, K., Mundell, P., Fates, V., Gershony, L., Famula, T. R., Oberbauer, A. M.

    Background: Valued for trainability in diverse tasks, dogs are the primary service animal used to assist individuals with disabilities. Despite their utility, many people in need of service dogs are sensitive to the primary dog allergen, Can f 1, encoded by the Lipocalin 1 gene (LCN1). Several...

  19. Risk factors for aggression in adult cats that were fostered through a shelter program as kittens

    | Contributor(s):: O'Hanley, K. A., Pearl, D. L., Niel, L.

  20. Risk factors for aggressive behaviour in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris), as reported by owners in mainland China

    | Contributor(s):: Yang, Jingjing, Langford, Fritha, Kiddie, Jenna