Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study
Contributor(s):: Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.
The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For dairy goats, validated tests to assess the HAR are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate...
Does group size have an impact on welfare indicators in fattening pigs?
Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.
Production systems for fattening pigs have been characterized over the last 2 decades by rising farm sizes coupled with increasing group sizes. These developments resulted in a serious public discussion regarding animal welfare and health in these intensive production systems. Even though large...
What's in a Name: Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs
Contributor(s):: Lisa Marie Gunter
Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others; however exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based upon...
May 17 2017
Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Sciences (CAWS) Spring Symposium
Identification of hemoparasites and ticks of dogs from the Zoonoses Control Center of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Contributor(s):: Fabiana Pessoa Salgado
The aim of this study was to identify hemoparasites and ticks of dogs treated at the Zoonoses Control Center in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. Blood and venous blood smears were obtained from 167 dogs from various regions of the city. From the total of animals examined, 62.28%...
Cattle handling technique can induce fatigued cattle syndrome in cattle not fed a beta adrenergic agonist
Contributor(s):: D.A. Frese, Christopher D. Reinhardt, Steven J. Bartle, David Rethorst, J.P. Hutcheson, W.T. Nichols, B.E. Depenbusch, M.E. Corrigan, Daniel U. Thomson
Angus crossbred steers (n = 40; 563 +/- 44 kg) were used to examine the effects of handling method and fat thickness on the blood chemistry and physiology of market steers. Steers were blocked by backfat (BF) thickness and were randomly assigned to treatment groups: low-stress handling (LSH) and...
Improving rabies control in free-roaming dogs
Contributor(s):: Michelle Kimberley Morters
Canine-mediated rabies is a serious zoonosis responsible for at least 55,000 human deaths every year, primarily in less developed communities in Asia and Africa where domestic dogs are free-roaming. The disease can be effectively controlled through vaccinating at least 45% of the dogs in a...
Incorporating veterinary science CDE standards into current companion animal science course
Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Ammon
To allow students to reach the full potential of the three-ring agriculture education model, students must excel in all three categories: FFA (formally Future Farmers of America), Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) and the classroom/laboratory. SAE experience begins at the local level....
Dec 05 2016
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) 2016 Winter Conference
The literature of veterinary and animal sciences on the CAB Abstracts Databases: a description and evaluative appraisal of CAB Interational's VETCD and BEASTCD CD-ROM products
Contributor(s):: Tamera P. Lee, Paul J. Bredderman
CAB International has created specialty subsets of its CAB Abstracts database for release as new SPECTRUM CD-ROM products. Two of these bibliographic products cover all of veterinary sciences and agricultural animal sciences. VETCD contains all the bibliographic records in Index Veterinarius,...
Identification of tasks performed by animal care technicians and veterinary assistants in Manitoba
Contributor(s):: Loretta A. Williams
Because of the increasing use of animals as subjects in biomedical and veterinary research, there is an expanding need for technicians who are trained in the skills and techniques required to support and complement the work of the animal research investigator, the Veterinarian, and individuals in...
Animal welfare around the world: examining the role the economy has on animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Olivia J. Thornton
Every person has a different perspective from which he or she views animals. For some, an animal is almost human-like; for others, animals are a means to an end; for most people, their beliefs fall somewhere between these two extremes. Animals may be viewed as pets by some and...
Dec 07 2015
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare(SCAW) 2015 Winter Conference
Oct 08 2015
IACUC Training Workshop
Oct 06 2015
Human and Nonhuman Animals: Liberation, History and Critical Animal Studies – Fourth European Conference of Critical Animal Studies
The new filed of science for human-animal interaction : Healthy society with animal science : I. Increased number of whistle of Bottlenose dolphins, Tursips Truncatus, arising from interaction with people
Contributor(s):: Ota Mitsuaki, Sakata Ryoichi, Tanaka Toshio
The acoustic mode is the most reasonable means for social animals such as dolphins to maintain contact in the underwater habitat, and has been developed since they moved to the sea. This study investigates variations in dolphin vocalizations under the following conditions in a captive environment...
The Chicken Challenge – What Contemporary Studies Of Fowl Mean For Science And Ethics
Contributor(s):: Carolynn L. Smith, Jane Johnson
Studies with captive fowl have revealed that they possess greater cognitive capacities than previously thought. We now know that fowl have sophisticated cognitive and communicative skills, which had hitherto been associated only with certain primates. Several theories have been advanced to...
A study on validity and reliability of on-farm tests to measure human-animal relationship in horses and donkeys
Contributor(s):: Costa, E. dalla, Dai, F., Murray, L. A. M., Guazzetti, S., Canali, E., Minero, M.
The development and maintenance of a positive human-horse/donkey relationship is essential in order to decrease accidents and reduce negative states of equine welfare. In many animal species the reaction of animals to humans during specific behavioural tests is influenced by their past...
The effects of witnessing managemental procedures during the light versus the dark phase of the light cycle on behaviour, performance and welfare of laboratory rats
Contributor(s):: Abou-Ismail, U. A., Mohamed, R. A., El-Kholya, S. Z.
Research has indicated that witnessing managemental procedures are stressful to laboratory rats. Yet there has been little investigation into whether the time of witnessing these procedures affects behaviour and welfare in these animals. Ninety-six rats, representing two batches, were used in...
Educating Young People to Change Lives and Protect Animals: An Interview with Debra Corbett
16 Mar 2015 |
Posted by Katie Carroll
Thinking back on our interactions with animals during our time as students, some of us remember a hamster incessantly running on the wheel in his cage in the corner of the classroom or maybe even a...