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  1. Exploring children's perspectives on the welfare needs of pet animals

    Contributor(s):: Muldoon, J. C., Williams, J. M., Lawrence, A.

    Children are increasingly viewed as important recipients of educational interventions to improve animal welfare, yet research examining their perspectives is lacking, particularly within the UK. Helping children to care appropriately for animals depends, not least, on an ability to understand the...

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  3. Commentary on de Cock Buning: A United Kingdom Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Randhawa, Gurch

    de Cock Buning (1998) highlighted the existence of alternative and more favorable options available to xenotransplantation. Clearly, there is a need to emphasize a review of existing organ procurement programs worldwide. A tree interest in the welfare of animals encourages increased liaison...

  4. Commentary on de Cock Buning: Animal Welfare Problems in Xenotransplantation

    Contributor(s):: Kaufman, Stephen R.

    Comments on animal welfare-related problems in xenotransplantation. Risks posed by the technology; Impact of xenotransplantation on the health care system; Cost of xenotransplantation.

  5. Communication patterns within a group of shelter dogs and implications for their welfare

    Contributor(s):: Petak, I.

    Keeping shelter dogs in groups provides them with a more socially and physically enriched environment, but eventually it may cause them stress. Understanding dogs' communication could help shelter staff recognize and prevent undesirable communicative patterns and encourage desirable ones....

  6. Animals in Surgery - Surgery in Animals: Nature and Culture in Animal-human Relationship and Modern Surgery

    Contributor(s):: Schlich, Thomas, Mykhalovskiy, Eric, Rock, Melanie

  7. Life, Transferable: Questioning the Commodity-Based Approach to Transplantation Ethics

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    | Contributor(s):: Dillard-Wright, D. B.

    Some bioethicists have proposed a legalized market in human organs as a solution to transplant waiting lists and global poverty. Solutions to organ procurement problems that are solely market-based would unfairly shift the burdens of medical procedures onto developing nations. Market advocates...

  8. Xenograft transplantation: blessing or blaspheme?

    | Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M.

  9. [Pet ownership and health status of pets from immunocompromised children, with emphasis in zoonotic diseases]

    | Contributor(s):: Abarca, V. K., Lopez Del, P. J., Pena, D. A., Lopez, G. Jc

  10. A modified HET-CAM approach for biocompatibility testing of medical devices

    | Contributor(s):: Eder, C., Falkner, E., Mickel, M., Chiari-Grisar, C., Appl, H., Schoffl, H., Nehrer, S., Losert, U. M.

    The implantation of new biomedical devices into living animals without any previous toxicity or biocompatibility evaluation is possible under current legislation. The HET-CAM (Hen Egg Test-Chorionallantoic Membrane) test offers a partially immunodeficient, borderline in vitro/in vivo test system...

  11. Outline of a risk assessment: the welfare of future xeno-donor pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Dahl, K., Sandoe, P., Johnsen, P. F., Lassen, J., Kornerup Hansen, A.

    The welfare of transgenic animals is often not considered prior to their generation. However, we demonstrated here how a welfare risk assessment can be carried out before transgenic animals are created. We describe a risk assessment identifying potential welfare problems in transgenic pigs...