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  1. 'Animal Ethics Dilemma': an interactive learning tool for university and professional training

    Contributor(s):: Hanlon, A. J., Algers, A., Dich, T., Hansen, T., Loor, H., Sandoe, P.

    'Animal Ethics Dilemma' is a freely available computer-supported learning tool (www.animalethicsdilemma.net or www.aedilemma.net) which has been developed primarily for veterinary undergraduates but is applicable also to students in other fields of animal science. The objectives of the computer...

  2. A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo. (Special Issue: Zoo animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Carlstead, K.

    Research on intensively farmed animals over the past 25 years has shown that human-animal interactions, by affecting the animal's fear of humans, can markedly limit the productivity and welfare of farm animals. This article begins to explore some of the factors that need to be considered to...

  3. A dynamic approach to the study of environmental enrichment and animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Newberry, R. C., Estevez, I.

  4. A non-intrusive method of assessing plumage condition in commercial flocks of laying hens

    Contributor(s):: Bright, A., Jones, T. A., Dawkins, M. S.

  5. A review of scientific literature on inherited disorders in domestic horse breeds

    Contributor(s):: Bettley, C. D., Cardwell, J. M., Collins, L. M., Asher, L.

  6. A review of welfare in cattle, sheep and pig lairages, with emphasis on stocking rates, ventilation and noise

    Contributor(s):: Weeks, C. A.

    Appropriate space allowances for animals are yet to be specifically determined for lairage. Space allowances that may be suitable for animals in lairage are suggested, based on reviewed studies of animals in transport, lairage and on farm. The longer animals are in lairage the more space they...

  7. A survey assessment of the incidence of fur-chewing in commercial chinchilla ( Chinchilla lanigera ) farms

    Contributor(s):: Ponzio, M. F., Busso, J. M., Ruiz, R. D., Cuneo, F. M. de

    Chinchilla lanigera intensive breeding programmes are affected by an abnormal repetitive behaviour called 'fur-chewing', yet the aetiology is still unknown and little scientific work has been published on this condition. Recent studies have supported the idea that fur-chewing is a stress-related...

  8. A survey of wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa: is there a need for improved management?

    Contributor(s):: Wimberger, K., Downs, C. T., Boyes, R. S.

    The focus of wildlife rehabilitation is the survival of the individual animal, often leading to rehabilitators being in conflict with government wildlife officials, who regulate the industry and whose focus is on the security of entire wildlife communities. In South Africa, wildlife...

  9. Activity and enrichment use in disabled Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farms

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    | Contributor(s):: Dallaire, J. A., Field, N., Mason, G. J.

    Physical disability has the potential to impede the use of environmental enrichments in rehabilitation programmes. We therefore compared the behaviour of 63 disabled and non-disabled socially housed adult Asiatic black bears rescued from bile farms for 103 observation hours. Amputees were less...

  10. Alternative housing systems for fattening bulls under Austrian conditions with special respect to rubberised slatted floors

    | Contributor(s):: Rouha-Muelleder, C., Absmanner, E., Kahrer, E., Zeiner, H., Scharl, T., Leisch, F., Stanek, C., Troxler, J.

  11. Alternatives to laboratory animals in biomedical programmes

    | Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.

  12. Animal behaviour, animal welfare and the scientific study of affect. (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    Many questions about animal welfare involve the affective states of animals (pain, fear, distress) and people look to science to clarify these issues as a basis for practices, policies and standards. However, the science of the mid twentieth century tended to be silent on matters of animal affect...

  13. Animal experimentation in cancer research: a citation analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Dagg, A. I.

    Cancer research involves the use of millions of nonhuman animals and billions of dollars in public funds each year, but cures for the disease remain elusive. This article suggests ways to reduce the use of animals and save money by identifying articles that garnered few citations over the 9 years...

  14. Animal welfare - scientific approaches to the issues

    | Contributor(s):: Millman, S. T.

    Nonhuman animal welfare is of significant public interest, globally and within the United States. Value-based judgments are intrinsic to animal welfare assessment, according to the relative weighting of factors associated with animal performance, health, affective states, and natural living. The...

  15. Animal welfare beyond the cage ... and beyond the evidence?

    | Contributor(s):: Blanchard, R. J.

    In "Laboratory Rodent Welfare: Thinking Outside the Cage," Balcombe (2010/this issue) suggests that laboratory cage housing is damaging to rats and mice because it does not meet their evolved needs and may damage their psychological and physical health. The article also indicates that larger and...

  16. Animal welfare science - working at the interface between the natural and social sciences

    | Contributor(s):: Lund, V., Coleman, G., Gunnarsson, S., Appleby, M. C., Karkinen, K.

    Animal welfare science has pioneered in interdisciplinary work in many ways. However, this work has mainly taken place among researchers from the natural sciences. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using broad interdisciplinary approaches to scientific animal welfare...

  17. Animal welfare teaching in the veterinary medicine and animal science programs: veterinary medicine

    | Contributor(s):: Molento, C. F. M.

    It is essential today that veterinarians and animal scientists learn animal welfare basic concepts and their main applications. The objective of this review is to reflect on issues related to animal welfare teaching, with emphasis in the Brazilian context, discussing the challenges and...

  18. Animal welfare: a complex international public policy issue: economic, policy, societal, cultural and other drivers and constraints. a 20-year international perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Bayvel, A. C. D., Diesch, T. J., Cross, N.

  19. Animal-based parameters are no panacea for on-farm monitoring of animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Bracke, M. B. M.

    On-farm monitoring of animal welfare is an important, present-day objective in animal welfare science. Scientists tend to focus exclusively on animal-based parameters, possibly because using environment-based parameters could be begging the question why welfare has been affected and because...

  20. Animals in food production - American issues

    | Contributor(s):: Curtis, S. E.