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  1. Hair Cortisol in Sheltered Cows and Its Association with Other Welfare Indicators

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    | Contributor(s):: Arvind Sharma, Govindhaswamy Umapathy, Vinod Kumar, Clive J. C. Phillips

    India, the country with the largest population of dairy cows in the world, has a policy of retiring abandoned and non-lactating cows in shelters, but the level of provision for their welfare in these shelters is unclear. Cows in 54 shelters across India were assessed for historic evidence of...

  2. Understanding Fear and Stranger-Directed Aggression in Companion Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Flint

    Stranger-directed aggression is both a public safety and animal welfare concern. The objectives of this thesis were to identify risk factors for stranger-directed aggression in dogs, to assess the effect of targeted owner training on the accuracy of ratings of fear in dogs, and to identify...

  3. Behavioral and Haemato-Biochemical Responses of Nguni and Boran Steers Post Relocation and Herd Regrouping in a Novel Environment

    | Contributor(s):: Slayi, Mhlangabezi, Muchenje, Voster, Njisane, Yonela Zifikile

  4. Juvenile Nile Tilapia Fish Avoid Red Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Maia, Caroline Marques, Alves, Nina Pacheco Capelini, Tatemoto, Patricia

  5. Assessment of living conditions in wild boars by analysis of oxidative stress markers

    | Contributor(s):: Esposito, Luigi, Tafuri, Simona, Cocchia, Natascia, Fasanelli, Roberto, Piscopo, Nadia, Lamagna, Barbara, Eguren, Vincente, Amici, Andrea, Iorio, Eugenio Luigi, Ciani, Francesca

  6. Identification of specific call types produced by pre-weaning gilts in response to isolation

    | Contributor(s):: Olson, Mariah J., Creamer, Maggie, Horback, Kristina M.

  7. Indication that the presence of older conspecifics reduces agonistic behaviour in piglets at weaning

    | Contributor(s):: Morrone, Beatrice, Bernardino, Thiago, Tatemoto, Patricia, Rodrigues, Frederico Augusto Mazzocca Lopes, de Moraes, José Evandro, da Cruz, Thiago Dorsa Almeida, Zanella, Adroaldo José

  8. The influence of sex, rearing history, and personality on abnormal behaviour in zoo-housed bonobos (Pan paniscus)

    | Contributor(s):: Laméris, Daan W., Staes, Nicky, Salas, Marina, Matthyssen, Steffi, Verspeek, Jonas, Stevens, Jeroen M. G.

  9. Developing and validating attention bias tools for assessing trait and state affect in animals: A worked example with Macaca mulatta

    | Contributor(s):: Howarth, Emmeline R. I., Kemp, Caralyn, Thatcher, Harriet R., Szott, Isabelle D., Farningham, David, Witham, Claire L., Holmes, Amanda, Semple, Stuart, Bethell, Emily J.

  10. Does the End Justify the Means? A Media Analysis of Invasive Pig and Fox Management

    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, B. E., Grace, M. E., Foster, B. C., Harrison, C. L., Graham, S.

  11. Canine Rescue as a Social Movement: The Politics of Love

    | Contributor(s):: Peterson, A. L.

  12. "Savage Beasts," "Great Companions": The First Dogs to Winter on the Antarctic Continent

    | Contributor(s):: Patterson, D., Simmonds, J. G., Snell, T. L.

  13. Divergent Approaches Regulating Beta Agonists and Cloning of Animals for Food: USA and European Union

    | Contributor(s):: Centner, T. J., Petetin, L.

  14. Living the 'Best Life' or 'One Size Fits All'—Stakeholder Perceptions of Racehorse Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah Butler, Mathilde Valenchon, Rachel Annan, Helen R. Whay, Siobhan Mullan

    The purpose of the study was to explore the perceptions held by British racing industry stakeholders of factors influencing racehorse welfare. Ten focus groups were held across the UK with a total of 42 stakeholders from a range of roles within racehorse care including trainers, stable staff...

  15. The Views of the UK Public Towards Routine Neutering of Dogs and Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Chanakarn Wongsaengchan, Dorothy E.F. McKeegan

    Despite being routinely recommended by veterinarians, neutering of dogs and cats has both positive and negative impacts on animal welfare and is ethically problematic. We examined attitudes of a sample of the UK public towards routine neutering of dogs and cats using a questionnaire....

  16. Citizens' and Farmers' Framing of 'Positive Animal Welfare' and the Implications for Framing Positive Welfare in Communication

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    | Contributor(s):: Belinda Vigors

    Human perception can depend on how an individual frames information in thought and how information is framed in communication. For example, framing something positively, instead of negatively, can change an individual’s response. This is of relevance to ‘positive animal...

  17. Reaching Millennials: Implications for Advertisers of Competitive Sporting Events that Use Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Jackie Hill, Mallory Mobly, Billy R. McKim

    The purpose of this mixed method, multi-modal case study was to identify the most acceptable video images of animals to use when advertising competitive sporting events. Data were collected from college students at Arizona State University, California State University-Fresno, Texas A&M...

  18. The Role and Welfare of Cart Donkeys Used in Waste Management in Karachi, Pakistan

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    | Contributor(s):: Syed Zahir Ali Shah, Zahid Nawaz, Sher Nawaz, Gemma Carder, Manuchahar Ali, Naimatullah Soomro, Polly C. Compston

    Equine ownership is a common income-generating strategy in Pakistan. In Karachi, donkey carts are used to transport building materials, commercial produce and garbage. This study aimed to articulate the role and welfare of donkeys used in waste management. We conducted interviews with donkey...

  19. A Case of Letting the Cat out of The Bag—Why Trap-Neuter-Return Is Not an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat (Felis catus) Management

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    | Contributor(s):: Heather M. Crawford, Michael C. Calver, Patricia A. Fleming

    Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs, in which stray cats are captured, neutered and returned to the environment are advocated as a humane, ethical alternative to euthanasia. We review the TNR literature in light of current debate over whether or not there should be further TNR trials in...

  20. The Welfare of Cows in Indian Shelters

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    | Contributor(s):: Arvind Sharma, Uttara Kennedy, Catherine Schuetze, Clive J. C. Phillips

    Cow shelters (gaushalas) are unique traditional institutions in India, where aged, infertile, diseased, rescued, and abandoned cows are sheltered for the rest of their life, until they die of natural causes. These institutions owe their existence to the reverence for the cow as a holy mother...