Attitudes of Canadian beef producers toward animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Spooner, J. M., Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D.
Measuring the success of a farm animal welfare education event
Contributor(s):: Jamieson, J., Reiss, M. J., Allen, D., Asher, L., Wathes, C. M., Abeyesinghe, S. M.
Development of stereotypies and polydipsia in wild caught bank voles ( Clethrionomys glareolus ) and their laboratory-bred offspring. Is polydipsia a symptom of diabetes mellitus?
Contributor(s):: Schoenecker, B., Heller, K. E., Freimanis, T.
The development of stereotypies and polydipsia was studied in wild caught bank voles (P: n=92) and their laboratory-bred offspring (F1: n=248). All animals were kept isolated in barren cages in the laboratory. In the P generation, no individuals developed stereotypies, but 22% developed...
Veterinary ethics and production diseases
Contributor(s):: Rollin, Bernard E.
The control of water intake in the pig
Contributor(s):: Stephens, D. B.
The effect of level of feeding on water turnover in growing pigs
Contributor(s):: Yang, T. S., Price, M. A., Aherne, F. X.
Water turnover was measured by tritium dilution in 3 groups of 8 growing pigs receiving different amounts of the same diet for 9 weeks. Control pigs (ration R1) were fed 47 g/kg bodyweight initially (about 10 weeks of age, 27.8 kg liveweight), gradually reducing to 34 g/kg at the end of the...
Measuring thirst in broiler chickens
Contributor(s):: Sprenger, M., Vangestel, C., Tuyttens, F. A. M.
Freedom from thirst has been long considered of paramount importance for animal welfare, however a feasible and sensitive animal-based indicator to assess thirst, on-farm or at-slaughter, is not available. In this study, voluntary water consumption over time was investigated and validated as a...