Is dog ownership associated with mortality? A nationwide registry study
Contributor(s):: Sorensen, I. K., Bidstrup, P. E., Rod, N. H., Ruhling, T., Johansen, C.
Testing olfactory function and mapping the structural olfactory networks in the brain
Contributor(s):: Fjaeldstad, A.
Selection of Meat Inspection Data for an Animal Welfare Index in Cattle and Pigs in Denmark
Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Soren Saxmose Nielson, Matthew James Denwood, Bjorn Forkman, Hans Houe
Despite being important to the general public, the monitoring of animal welfare is not systematic. The Danish political parties agreed in 2012 to establish national animal welfare indices for cattle and pigs, and here we assess the potential for using data from the systematic meat inspection to...
Determinants of individual attitudes toward animal welfare-friendly food products
Contributor(s):: Cembalo, L., Caracciolo, F., Lombardi, A., Giudice, T. del, Grunert, K. G., Cicia, G.
Animal welfare involves societal and human values, ethical concerns and moral considerations since it incorporates the belief of what is right or what is wrong in animal treatment and care. This paper aims to ascertain whether the different dimensions of individual attitudes toward animal welfare...
Availability and use of designated hospital pens in Danish dairy herds
Contributor(s):: Houe, H., Thomsen, P. T., Amdi, C., Herskin, M. S., Forkman, B., Jensen, M. B.
The objective of this study was to describe the availability and use of designated hospital pens in Danish dairy herds and to analyse the association between availability and use of hospital pens and the herd-level incidence of reported disease treatments. Hospital pens were divided into either...
Maintaining trust and credibility in a continuously evolving organic food system
Contributor(s):: Thorsoe, M. H.
Credibility is particularly important in organic food systems because there are only marginal visual and sensorial differences between organic and conventionally produced products, requiring consumers to trust in producers' quality claims. In this article I explore what challenges the credibility...
Food, hunting, and taboo: cultural heritage in practice
Contributor(s):: Nielsen, Niels Kaiser
The role of quality labels in market-driven animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Heerwagen, L. R., Morkbak, M. R., Denver, S., Sandoe, P., Christensen, T.
In policy-making the consumption of specially labelled products, and its role in improving the welfare of livestock, has attracted considerable attention. There is in many countries a diverse market for animal welfare-friendly products which is potentially confusing and may lack transparency. We...
Farmers under pressure. analysis of the social conditions of cases of animal neglect
Contributor(s):: Andrade, S. B., Anneberg, I.
In this paper we analyse how risk factors in highly industrialised agriculture are connected to animal neglect. With Danish agriculture as a case study, we use two types of data. First, we use register data from Statistics Denmark to map how risk factors such as farmers' financial and social...
The Significance of Others: A Prehistory of Rhythm and Interspecies Participation
Contributor(s):: Brittain, M., Overton, N.
The understanding of relations that bound humans and animals together during prehistory is undergoing a radical transformation in archaeology from broadly economic to social models. A reconsideration of the role of material culture in the production of social worlds is integral to these new...
Living with cat and dog increases vaginal colonization with E. coli in pregnant women
Contributor(s):: Stokholm, J., Schjorring, S., Pedersen, L., Bischoff, A. L., Folsgaard, N., Carson, C. G., Chawes, B., Bonnelykke, K., Molgaard, A., Krogfelt, K. A., Bisgaard, H.
Cohort study of sibling effect, infectious diseases, and risk of atopic dermatitis during first 18 months of life
Contributor(s):: Benn, Christine Stabell, Melbye, Mads, Wohlfahrt, Jan, Björkstén, Bengt, Aaby, Peter
Unleashing physical activity: an observational study of park use, dog walking, and physical activity
Contributor(s):: Temple, V., Rhodes, R., Wharf Higgins, J.
Public attitude formation regarding animal research
Contributor(s):: Lund, T. B., Lassen, J., Sandoe, P.
[Allergen decontamination and public sector]
Contributor(s):: Madsen, F. F.
Stepping and kicking behaviour during milking in relation to response in human-animal interaction test and clinical health in loose housed dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Rousing, T., Bonde, M., Badsberg, J. H., Sorensen, J. T.
Associations between kicking and stepping behaviour during milking and response to humans, getting up behaviour as well as clinical health status in loose housed dairy cows were investigated. During a 12-month period behavioural and clinical data from 10 commercial Danish dairy herds were...
Assessing the importance of natural behaviour for animal welfare. (Animals and their welfare)
Contributor(s):: Bracke, M. B. M., Hopster, H.
The concept of natural behaviour is a key element in current Dutch policy-making on animal welfare. It emphasizes that animals need positive experiences in addition to minimized suffering. This paper interprets the concept of natural behaviour in the context of the scientific framework for...
Democracy at its best? The consensus conference in a cross-national perspective. (Special Issue: Ethical tools.)
Contributor(s):: Nielsen, A. P., Lassen, J., Sandoe, P.
Over recent decades, public participation in technology assessment has spread internationally as an attempt to overcome or prevent societal conflicts over controversial technologies. One outcome of this new surge in public consultation initiatives has been the increased use of participatory...
Health and welfare in Danish dairy cattle in the transition to organic production: problems, priorities and perspectives
Contributor(s):: Vaarst, M., Alban, L., Mogensen, L., Milan, S., Thamsborg, Kristensen, E. S.
During the past few years, organic dairy farming has grown dramatically in Denmark. Consequently, an increasing number of people are encountering this method of production for the first time. Amongst these, many veterinarians have suddenly had to deal with organic herds in their home district,...
Indicators of biodiversity and conservational wildlife quality on Danish organic farms for use in farm management: a multidisciplinary approach to indicator development and testing
Contributor(s):: Noe, E., Halberg, N., Reddersen, J.
Organic farming is expected to contribute to conserving national biodiversity on farms, especially remnant, old, and undisturbed small biotopes, forests, and permanent grassland. This objective cannot rely on the legislation of organic farming solely, and to succeed, farmers need to understand...