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  1. Mapping farm animal welfare education at university level in Europe

    Contributor(s):: Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Melisova, M., Simeckova, M., Ilieski, V., Winckler, C., Kost'al, L., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Mihina, S., Spoolder, H., Fthenakis, G., Sarova, R., Spinka, M.

    The aim of this study was to map farm animal welfare university education in an enlarged Europe with emphasis on identifying existing differences and gaps. Information on 210 courses dealing with farm animal welfare from 98 universities in 26 European countries were obtained. Statistical analysis...

  2. Relationships between pig welfare, productivity and farmer disposition

    Contributor(s):: Jaaskelainen, T., Kauppinen, T., Vesala, K. M., Valros, A.

    The aim of this study was, firstly, to investigate the connection between on-farm assessed welfare scores and production parameters for sows, and secondly, to examine how farmers perceive the connection between their disposition, animal welfare and productivity. We assessed environmental and...

  3. Sociality motivation and anthropomorphic thinking about pets

    Contributor(s):: Paul, E. S., Moore, A., McAinsh, P., Symonds, E., McCune, S., Bradshaw, J. W. S.

    Sociality motivation, the need to feel socially connected with others, has been proposed as an important determinant of individual variation in anthropomorphic thinking. Specifically, it has been suggested that people who are socially isolated or disconnected will tend to infer more human-like...

  4. Welfare Quality parameters do not always reflect hen behaviour across the lay cycle in non-cage laying hens

    Contributor(s):: Daigle, C., Siegford, J.

    The integration of outcome-based measurements to animal welfare assessment programmes can provide a new perspective on the individual animal's experience. Identifying variability in individual experiences can facilitate understanding of animals at the periphery of the welfare spectrum, compared...

  5. Is that dog a pit bull? A cross-country comparison of perceptions of shelter workers regarding breed identification

    Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Harrison, N., Wolff, L., Westgarth, C.

    Bull breeds are commonly kept as companion animals, but the pit bull terrier is restricted by breed-specific legislation (BSL) in parts of the United States and throughout the United Kingdom. Shelter workers must decide which breed(s) a dog is. This decision may influence the dog's fate,...

  6. Variations of some physiological and immunological parameters in Siberian sturgeon ( Acipenser baerii, Brandt, 1869) subjected to an acute stressor

    Contributor(s):: Eslamloo, K., Falahatkar, B.

    This study was carried out to investigate the effect of an acute stressor on the variation of some physiological and immunological parameters of Siberian sturgeon ( Acipenser baerii) juveniles. Fish, reared in 3 tanks for 10 weeks, were used for this study. The acute stress of fish consisted of 2...

  7. Dairy calves' adaptation to group housing with automated feeders

    Contributor(s):: Fujiwara, M., Rushen, J., Passille, A. M. de

    Group housing of dairy calves with automated milk feeders has likely welfare and labour saving advantages but delays in the calves adapting to the feeding system may reduce these advantages. We examined factors that influence calves' adaptation to the feeders. In Exp. 1, 77 Holstein calves were...

  8. Barking in home alone suburban dogs ( Canis familiaris) in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Stevenson, M., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.

    The aim of this study was to establish expected average parameters for barking in normal suburban dogs in New Zealand (defined as dogs with no history of problem or nuisance barking) that are left alone for 8 hours during the day, with indoor/outdoor access, and are walked daily. Parameters...

  9. The effect of breed on age-related changes in behavior and disease prevalence in cognitively normal older community dogs, Canis lupus familiaris

    Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGreevy, P. D., Sachdev, P. S., Valenzuela, M. J.

    Variation in breed longevity in the dog has led to the inference that large dogs age at a faster rate than small dogs, possibly because of an increased oxidative load. Potential differences in behavioral aging (the rate of age-related decline in cognito-behavioral performance) across breeds...

  10. Companion animals in obituaries: an exploratory study

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C., Netting, F. E., Turner, D. C., Olsen, C. H.

  11. Formation of teat order and estimation of piglets' distribution along the mammary complex using mid-domain effect (MDE) model

    Contributor(s):: Skok, J., Skorjanc, D.

  12. Seasonal pattern of salivary cortisol secretion in the greater one-horned rhino ( Rhinoceros unicornis)

    Contributor(s):: Menargues, A., Urios, V., Liminana, R.

  13. What determines bird beauty in human eyes?

    Contributor(s):: Liskova, S., Frynta, D.

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

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

  15. Breeding for better welfare: genetic goals for broiler chickens and their parents

    Contributor(s):: Dawkins, M. S., Layton, R.

  16. Effects of aviary and box sizes on body mass and behaviour of domesticated budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)

    Contributor(s):: Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G., Steiger, A.

  17. Farm animal welfare: assessing risks attributable to the prenatal environment

    Contributor(s):: Rutherford, K. M. D., Donald, R. D., Arnott, G., Rooke, J. A., Dixon, L., Mehers, J. J. M., Turnbull, J., Lawrence, A. B.

  18. Interactions between profit and welfare on extensive sheep farms

    Contributor(s):: Stott, A. W., Ahmadi, B. V., Dwyer, C. M., Kupiec, B., Morgan-Davies, C., Milne, C. E., Ringrose, S., Goddard, P., Phillips, K., Waterhouse, A.

  19. Lying laterality and the effect of IceTag data loggers on lying behaviour of dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Gibbons, J., Medrano-Galarza, C., Passille, A. M. de, Rushen, J.

  20. Measuring foot-pad lesions in commercial broiler houses. Some aspects of methodology

    Contributor(s):: Jong, I. C. de, Harn, J. van, Gunnink, H., Lourens, A., Riel, J. W. van