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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Attitudes of dairy farmers toward cow welfare in relation to housing, management and productivity

    Contributor(s):: Kauppinen, T., Valros, A., Vesala, K. M.

  5. The need for monitoring farm animal welfare during mass killing for disease eradication purposes

    Contributor(s):: Berg, C.

  6. Challenges and paradoxes in the companion-animal niche

    Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Bennett, P. C.

    By definition, the companion-animal niche demands merely that animals must provide companionship. At first glance, this may seem easy enough, but the forces that contribute to success in this niche are complex. Indeed, success as a companion is rarely measured in terms of biological fitness, and...

  7. The influence of losing or gaining access to peat on the dustbathing behaviour of laying hens

    Contributor(s):: Wichman, A., Keeling, L. J.

    This study investigated the influence of being reared with or without access to peat as well as the effects of losing or gaining substrate access on the dustbathing behaviour of young, domestic fowl (Gallus gallus domesticus). There were four treatments, based on the period of time chicks had...