A pilot study to develop an assessment tool for sheep welfare after long journey transport
Contributor(s):: Messori, S., Sossidou, E., Buonanno, M., Mounaix, B., Barnard, S., Vousdouka, V., Villa, P. dalla, Roest, K. de, Spoolder, H.
Sheep transport within Europe involves 9.5 million animals yearly, 63% of which travel over long journeys (>8 h). Livestock transport, particularly over long journeys, gives rise to concern about the welfare of transported animals. The European Commission stimulates the development of...
HALTER: Using Horsequest as a Training Tool
Contributor(s):: Bailey, Elaine Long, Waite, Karen, Wilson, Kristen M.
Youth organizations, such as 4-H, need dedicated, knowledgeable adult volunteer leaders. Oftentimes, adults are intimidated to work with youth, either because of questionable understanding of youngsters or due to limited subject knowledge. This is particularly true with volunteers for youth horse...
Stress levels in dogs, and its recognition by their handlers, during animal-assisted therapy in a prison
Contributor(s):: Koda, N., Watanabe, G., Miyaji, Y., Ishida, A., Miyaji, C.
The stress on dogs and their handlers during animal-assisted therapy in a prison programme was evaluated using questionnaires and measurement of the dogs' saliva cortisol concentrations before and after the sessions. Their handlers were volunteers who underwent training classes with their pet...
Implementing Welfare Quality in UK assurance schemes: evaluating the challenges
Contributor(s):: Heath, C. A. E., Lin, Y., Mullan, S., Browne, W. J., Main, D. C. J.
This paper presents an account of a Welfare Quality assessment of 92 dairy farms carried out by seven experienced assessors. The aim was to evaluate the potential of the Welfare Quality assessment protocol with respect to its uptake by UK farm assurance schemes. Data collection, and measure...
Attitudes of dairy farmers toward cow welfare in relation to housing, management and productivity
Contributor(s):: Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Vesala, K. M.
Vowel hyperarticulation in parrot-, dog- and infant-directed speech
Contributor(s):: Xu, Nan, Burnham, D., Kitamura, C., Vollmer-Conna, U.
The need for monitoring farm animal welfare during mass killing for disease eradication purposes
Contributor(s):: Berg, C.