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Investigating risk factors that predict a dog's fear during veterinary consultations
Contributor(s):: Edwards, P. T., Hazel, S. J., Browne, M., Serpell, J. A., McArthur, M. L., Smith, B. P.
Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic. Part B. Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of the dental therapy dog
Contributor(s):: Gussgard, A. M., Weese, J. S., Hensten, A., Jokstad, A.
Do dogs rescue their owners from a stressful situation? A behavioral and physiological assessment
Contributor(s):: Carballo, F., Dzik, V., Freidin, E., Damian, J. P., Casanave, E. B., Bentosela, M.
Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom
Contributor(s):: Roberts, C., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Williams, J. L., Murray, J. K.
Predictive Models of Assistance Dog Training Outcomes Using the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire and a Standardized Temperament Evaluation
Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Levy, K. M., Kennedy, B. S., Duffy, D. L., Serpell, J. A., MacLean, E. L.
The Influence of Materialism on Purebred Dogs' Welfare Among Two Different Generations in Colombia (South America)
Contributor(s):: Luna-Cortes, G.
Influence of age and experience rider on differentiate the behaviour of recreational horses being prepared for use
Contributor(s):: Jastrzebska, E., Wilk, I.
Fleeing with Fido: an Analysis of What Canadian Domestic Violence Shelters Are Communicating Via their Websites about Leaving an Abusive Relationship when Pets Are Involved
Contributor(s):: Gray, Allison, Barrett, Betty Jo, Fitzgerald, Amy, Peirone, Amy
Factors associated with canine resource guarding behaviour in the presence of dogs: A cross-sectional survey of dog owners
Contributor(s):: Jacobs, J. A., Coe, J. B., Pearl, D. L., Widowski, T. M., Niel, L.
A modified combined C-BARQ and QoL for both the companion dog and its owner. An embryo to a companion dog welfare assessment?
Contributor(s):: Doane, Marie, Sarenbo, Sirkku
The results of this pilot study demonstrate that it is possible to construct a reliable questionnaire from prior validated surveys. This questionnaire displays possible suitability for further development into a tool for a comprehensive dog welfare assessment. The welfare model used is assuming...
Multi-Operator Qualitative Behavioural Assessment for dogs entering the shelter
Contributor(s):: Menchetti, Laura, Righi, Cecilia, Guelfi, Gabriella, Enas, Claudia, Moscati, Livia, Mancini, Stefania, Diverio, Silvana
This study aimed to develop and validate a fast and straightforward welfare assessment system to help shelter staff in decision-making processes. For newly captured dogs entering the shelter, the animal control officer (at capture time) and the veterinary officer (at entrance examination)...
The course of parturition in two sow genotypes and two hut designs under free-range conditions
Contributor(s):: Schild, S. L. A., Rangstrup-Christensen, L., Thorsen, C. K., Bonde, M. K., Pedersen, L. J.
High piglet mortality remains a major challenge in outdoor pig production. The use of hyper prolific sow genotypes giving birth to large litters may prolong parturition and cause parturition-related problems under outdoor conditions where birth assistance cannot easily be provided. Therefore, the...
A single dose of ketoprofen in the immediate postpartum period has the potential to improve dairy calf welfare in the first 48 h of life
Contributor(s):: Gladden, Nicola, Ellis, Kathryn, Martin, Jessica, Viora, Lorenzo, McKeegan, Dorothy
The welfare impact of birth on newborn calves has rarely been studied. Dystocia in particular may have significant welfare costs for calves. While analgesia is sometimes provided to calves born to difficult parturition by veterinary surgeons in practice, it is not known if this is actually...
Effects of familiarity on individual growth and feeding behaviour of European seabass Dicentrarchus labrax
Contributor(s):: Batzina, Alkisti, Drossos, Ioannis-Panagiotis, Karakatsouli, Nafsika
Available literature indicates that fish are able to recognize familiar conspecifics and that familiarity may offer important benefits (e.g. more stable social environment, improved foraging behavior, growth, survival). In the practice of intensive rearing of European seabass Dicentrarchus labrax...
Artificial rearing affects piglets pre-weaning behaviour, welfare and growth performance
Contributor(s):: Schmitt, Océane, O'Driscoll, Keelin, Boyle, Laura A., Baxter, Emma M.
One strategy adopted on farms to deal with managing large litters involves removing piglets from their mothers at seven days old to be reared in specialised accommodation with milk replacer. Effects on piglet behaviour, growth and some aspects of welfare were evaluated in this study by comparing...
A novel emotional and cognitive approach to welfare phenotyping in rainbow trout exposed to poor water quality
Contributor(s):: Colson, V., Mure, A., Valotaire, C., Le Calvez, J. M., Goardon, L., Labbé, L., Leguen, I., Prunet, P.
Recent scientific evidence for fish sentience has stressed the need for novel sentience-based detection tools of fish welfare impairment in commercial farms. In order to mimic a well-characterised stress situation, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were exposed to poor water quality (hypoxia...
Low welfare impact of noise: assessment in an experimental model of mice infected by Herpes simplex-1
Contributor(s):: Trindade Madeira Araújo, Fernanda, Espírito Santo, Lilia de Cássia, Peixoto Teixeira, Ana Carolina, Senra Santos, Beatriz, Galvão Filho, Bruno, Souza Silva, Thais, Duarte, Marina Henriques Lage, da Silva Vasconcellos, Angélica, Farias de Alvarenga, Kevin Augusto, Viana Magno, Luiz Alexandre, Cavalcante, Krisdany Vinícius, Young, Robert John, Campos, Marco Antônio
The breeding practices adopted and the equipment typically found in animal facilities produce sounds at frequencies within the auditory range of the mice (1 to 100 kHz), which can cause hearing and other non-hearing effects. Another aspect that could potentially affects the welfare of...
Early socialisation as a strategy to increase piglets’ social skills in intensive farming conditions
Contributor(s):: Salazar, Laura C., Ko, Heng-Lun, Yang, Chung-Hsuan, Llonch, Lourdes, Manteca, Xavier, Camerlink, Irene, Llonch, Pol
Socialisation is a process in which animals interact with unfamiliar conspecifics, that allows them to develop their social abilities. Socialisation has been proposed as a method in pig husbandry to increase piglets’ social skills and reduce conspecific aggression, which is a major welfare issue...
The impact of fetching at night on milking parlour visitation for pasture-based dairy cattle
Contributor(s):: Wildridge, Ashleigh M., Thomson, Peter C., Garcia, Sergio C., Jongman, Ellen C., Clark, Cameron E. F., Kerrisk, Kendra L.
In most pasture-based automatic milking systems (AMS), three-way grazing (3WG) is utilised and cows that remain in a given paddock are fetched or encouraged to the milking facility (each paddock is cleared once per day). Fetching is ideally undertaken within 15 h of the opening of each pasture...
The perception of dogs’ behavioural synchronization with their owners depends partially on expertise in behaviour
Contributor(s):: Duranton, Charlotte, Bedossa, Thierry, Gaunet, Florence
Dogs’ behavioural synchronization with humans is a new field of research in canine cognitive science. It has important societal implications, as dogs’ propensity to mimic their owners’ movements and reactions can be used as a tool to manage pets in public areas and ensure that they react...