A study of the relationships between the attitudinal and behavioural profiles of stockpersons and the level of fear of human and reproductive performance of commercial pigs
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L., Coleman, G. J., Hansen, C.
Animals on 19 commercial farms were studied. The level of fear of humans by sows was assessed by observing their approach behaviour to an experimenter in a standard 3-min test.The time taken to enter an area within 0.5 m of the experimenter was related to farrowing rate (P
A survey of the attitudes of stakeholders in the zoo industry towards the husbandry requirements of captive Great Apes
Contributor(s):: Fernie, A. C., Tribe, A., Murray, P. J., Lisle, A., Phillips, C. J. C.
Animal-assisted therapy in the view of staff members before and after implementation in a rehabilitation clinic
| Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Hund-Georgiadis, M.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a method that is used with increasing frequency for patients with various problems in many rehabilitation programs. The success of such programs often depends on staff members' attitudes. However, there is little data investigating staff concerns about...
Annual veterinary productivity in companion animal practice in the different provinces
| Contributor(s):: Darren Osborne
Which province has the highest level of veterinary productivity in companion animal practice? Appointment books, client records, and staff schedules were explored to find out which province is the busiest.The contest was restricted to companion animal practices, because it was felt unfair to...
Auditing animal welfare and making practical improvements in beef-, pork- and sheep-slaughter plants
| Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.
Behavioral management at the Phoenix Zoo: new strategies and perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Tresz, H.
It all started with a seemingly simple decision to re-evaluate and document the Phoenix Zoo's behavioral management protocol. The purpose of this project was to present proactive standards for the care and psychological well-being of our living collection, while meeting or exceeding the...
Employee reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work: identifying turning-point events through retrospective narratives
| Contributor(s):: Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., Rogelberg, S. G., Walker, A., Schultz, L., Clark, O.
This study used a retrospective narrative procedure to examine the critical events that influence reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work of 35 employees who have stayed in the animal care and welfare field for at least 2 years. Data were collected at the 2002 Animal Care Expo held in...
Identifying reasons for stun failures in slaughterhouses for cattle and pigs: a field study
| Contributor(s):: Wenzlawowicz, M. von, Holleben, K. von, Eser, E.
Measuring biotechnology employees' ethical attitudes towards a controversial transgenic cattle project: the Ethical Valence Matrix
| Contributor(s):: Small, B. H., Fisher, M. W.
What is the relationship between biotechnology employees' beliefs about the moral outcomes of a controversial transgenic research project and their attitudes of acceptance towards the project? To answer this question, employees (n=466) of a New Zealand company, AgResearch Ltd., were surveyed...
Modifying stockperson attitudes and behaviour towards pigs at a large commercial farm
| Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Hemsworth, P. H., Hay, M., Cox, M.
Considerable research into the role of the stockperson's attitude and behaviour on the behaviour, productivity and welfare of commercial pigs has been conducted. Recently, it has been demonstrated that a training program to modify the attitudes and behaviour of stockpeople on small and moderately...
Occupational stress in veterinary nurses: roles of the work environment and own companion animal
| Contributor(s):: Black, A. F., Winefield, H. R., Chur-Hansen, A.
Veterinary nursing has been identified as an occupation at risk for occupational stress and burnout, but a better understanding of job stressors and influencing factors is needed. The aim of this study was to examine occupational stress in a veterinary nursing population based on established work...
Plasma cortisol and noradrenalin concentrations in pigs: automated sampling of freely moving pigs housed in the PigTurnReg. versus manually sampled and restrained pigs
| Contributor(s):: Marchant-Forde, J. N., Matthews, D. L., Poletto, R., McCain, R. R., Mann, D. D., DeGraw, R. T., Hampsch, J. M., Peters, S., Knipp, G. T., Kissinger, C. B.
Role of the veterinary nurse in Euthanasia and pet loss support
| Contributor(s):: McNeill, B.
Staff views on the involvement of animals in care home life: An exploratory study
| Contributor(s):: Jane Fossey, Vanessa Lawrence
This qualitative study examined the views of one hundred and eight care staff working in fifteen care homes in the United Kingdom about the involvement of animals in the care practices of the home. The perceived benefits and difficulties of delivering person-centered and psychosocial care,...
Stakeholder Perceptions of the Challenges to Racehorse Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Butler, Mathilde Valenchon, Rachel Annan, Helen R. Whay, Siobhan Mullan
The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the key challenges to racehorse welfare as perceived by racing industry stakeholders. The paper draws upon statements and transcripts from 10 focus group discussions with 42 participants who were taking part in a larger study investigating...
Stunning and killing of edible crabs ( Cancer pagurus )
| Contributor(s):: Roth, B., Oines, S.
The stunning and killing efficiency of ice, superchilling (N2 gas), freezing (-37 degrees C), gradual heating (40 degrees C), boiling, piercing of ganglia, salt baths (NaCl and KCl), gas (CO2) and electricity (50 Hz AC) on edible crabs was studied. Results showed that electricity was the most...
The "revolving door" between regulatory agencies and industry: a problem that requires reconceptualizing objectivity
| Contributor(s):: Meghani, Z., Kuzma, J.
There is a "revolving door" between federal agencies and the industries regulated by them. Often, at the end of their industry tenure, key industry personnel seek employment in government regulatory entities and vice versa. The flow of workers between the two sectors could bring about good....
The effects of personality of keepers and tigers ( Panthera tigris tigris ) on their behaviour in an interactive zoo exhibit
| Contributor(s):: Phillips, C., Peck, D.
Personalities can be determined for individual animals from their distinctive patterns of behaviour, providing that they are consistent across time and situations. Although there have been no previous studies of the role of personality in keeper:tiger interactions in zoos/wildlife parks, previous...
The Role of a Mobility Instructor in a Dog Guide School
| Contributor(s):: Orcutt, Stephen G.
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.