Animal welfare and its assossiations with farm size and stockmanship characteristics on European breeding-to-finishing pig farms
Contributor(s):: Ruckli, A. K., Dippel, S., Helmerichs, J., Hubbard, C., Munsterhjelm, C., Vermeer, H., Leeb, C.
Segmenting wildlife value orientations to mitigate human - wildlife conflict for ecotourism development in protected areas
Contributor(s):: Birendra, K. C., Min, JihYe, Serenari, C.
Data Mining as a Tool to Infer Chicken Carcass and Meat Cut Quality from Autochthonous Genotypes
Contributor(s):: González Ariza, Antonio, Navas González, Francisco Javier, León Jurado, José Manuel, Arando Arbulu, Ander, Delgado Bermejo, Juan Vicente, Camacho Vallejo, María Esperanza
The present research aims to develop a carcass quality characterization methodology for minority chicken populations. The clustering patterns described across local chicken genotypes by the meat cuts from the carcass were evaluated via a comprehensive meta-analysis of ninety-one research...
Pain and Emotion in Fishes – Fish Welfare Implications for Fisheries and Aquaculture
| Contributor(s):: Culum Brown, Catherine Dorey
Scientists have built a significant body of research that shows that fishes display all the features commonly associated with intelligence in mammals, and that they experience stress, fear and pain. These findings have significant ramifications for animal welfare legislation, an area from which...
The Perceived and Actual Impact of Outdoor Domestic Cats on Local Ecology in Massachusetts, and the Effects of Education on Cat Owner Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Olivia Shraibati, Christian Zelaya
This project, Impact of Outdoor Cats and Educational Effects on Cat Owners, created a survey to assess the perceived ecological impact of domestic cats by residents of Massachusetts. It found that cat owners were overwhelmingly unaware of the full effects of their pet’s predation habits....
Exploring the use of complementary and alternative approaches to health care on UK dairy farms
| Contributor(s):: Crouch, K., Cabral, C., Cramer, H., Rees, G., Sharp, D., Barrett, D. C.
Evaluation Tools for Educational Programs at Zoos Victoria
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Marie Packard, Michael Robert Clark, Erin Marie McConnaghy, Brian Grant Peterson
Zoos Victoria recently introduced a new educational program, Education for Conservation (EfC), to teach visiting students about conservation practices. Our goal was to create a set of efficient tools to assess the effectiveness of EfC from the perspectives of Zoo educators, schoolteachers, and...
Sustainable Whale-watching for the Philippines: A Bioeconomic Model of the Spinner Dolphin (Stenella Longirostris)
| Contributor(s):: Allison Jenny Santos
Whale-watching provides economic opportunities worldwide and particularly proliferates in developing countries, such as the Philippines. The sustainability of whale-watching is increasingly debated as these activities also negatively impact cetaceans through changes in behavior, communication,...
Human Relationships with Domestic and Other Animals: One Health, One Welfare, One Biology
| Contributor(s):: ArielM Tarazona, Maria C Ceballos, Donald M Broom
Excessive human population growth, uncontrolled use of natural resources, including deforestation, mining, wasteful systems, biodiversity reduction by agriculture, and damaging climate change affect the existence of all animals, including humans. This discussion is now urgent and people are...
Is seeing still believing? Leveraging deepfake technology for livestock farming
| Contributor(s):: Neethirajan, S.
Deepfake technologies are known for the creation of forged celebrity pornography, face and voice swaps, and other fake media content. Despite the negative connotations the technology bears, the underlying machine learning algorithms have a huge potential that could be applied to not just digital...
Public Perceptions: Risks in Dog and Coastal Wildlife Interactions
| Contributor(s):: Ian Banatoski, Bryanna Dellaripa, Samantha Hires, Larissa Naidoo, Elizabeth Rooney
The New Zealand Department of Conservation is seeking to better manage coastal wildlife interactions as dogs become more prevalent on beaches with vulnerable wildlife. We used site assessments, surveys, and interviews to assess the public’s perceptions of dog-wildlife encounters. Since...
Poultry Production and Sustainability in Developing Countries under the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons Learned
| Contributor(s):: Attia, Youssef A., Rahman, Md Tanvir, Hossain, Md Jannat, Basiouni, Shereen, Khafaga, Asmaa F., Shehata, Awad A., Hafez, Hafez M.
Poultry farming is a significant source of revenue generation for small farmers in developing countries. It plays a vital role in fulfilling the daily protein requirements of humans through meat and eggs consumption. The recently emerged pandemic Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) impacts the...
Public Perceptions of Australian Assistance Dogs: Happier and Better Used Than Companion Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Gibson, Paris Emmanuelle, Oliva, Jessica Lee
Confronting the environmental paradox of pet ownership
The Animal Welfare Science of Working Dogs: Current Perspectives on Recent Advances and Future Directions
| Contributor(s):: Cobb, M. L., Otto, C. M., Fine, A. H.
Working dogs are prevalent throughout our societies, assisting people in diverse contexts, from explosives detection and livestock herding, to therapy partners. Our scientific exploration and understanding of animal welfare have grown dramatically over the last decade. As community attitudes...
Alienation, Modernization, and Animal Welfare: Human-Animal Relationships at the Farm, State, and Country Levels
| Contributor(s):: Briscoe, Michael D.
Our relationships with animals are important for us as humans, for the environment, and for the animals themselves. In this dissertation I look at the relationships between humans and animals at three scales: farm, U.S. state, and country. Specifically, I address how factors like economic...
Animal Welfare and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
| Contributor(s):: Linda Keeling, Håkan Tunón, Gabriela Olmos Antillón, Charlotte Berg, Mike Jones, Leopoldo Stuardo, Janice Swanson, Anna Wallenbeck, Christoph Winckler, Harry Blokhuis
This paper systematically evaluates the extent to which achieving the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) is compatible with improving animal welfare. The analyses were based on discussion and independent scoring in a group of 12 participants with academic backgrounds within agricultural or...
A Blueprint to Evaluate One Health
| Contributor(s):: Simon R. Rüegg, Barry J. McMahon, Barbara Häsler, Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen, Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, Timothy Ehlinger, Marisa Peyre, Maurizio Aragrande, Jakob Zinsstag, Philip Davies, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Sandra C. Buttigieg, Jonathan Rushton, Luís P. Carmo, Daniele De Meneghi, Massimo Canali, Maria E. Filippitzi, Flavie Luce Goutard, Vlatko Ilieski, Dragan Milic´ evic, Helen O’Shea, Miroslav Radeski, Richard Kock, Anthony Staines, Ann Lindberg
One Health (OH) positions health professionals as agents for change and provides a platform to manage determinants of health that are often not comprehensively captured in medicine or public health alone. However, due to the organization of societies and disciplines, and the sectoral allocation...
The New Era of Canine Science: Reshaping Our Relationships With Dogs
| Contributor(s):: MacLean, Evan L., Fine, Aubrey, Herzog, Harold, Strauss, Eric, Cobb, Mia L.
Review: Management of livestock behavior to improve welfare and production
| Contributor(s):: Orihuela, A.