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  1. Assessing acute effects of trapping, handling, and tagging on the behavior of wildlife using GPS telemetry: a case study of the common brushtail possum

    Contributor(s):: Dennis, T. E., Shah, S. F.

    Trapping, handling, and deployment of tracking devices (tagging) are essential aspects of many research and conservation studies of wildlife. However, often these activities place nonhuman animals under considerable physical or psychological distress, which disrupts normal patterns of behavior...

  2. Can ambient sound reduce distress in piglets during weaning and restraint?

    Contributor(s):: Cloutier, S., Weary, D. M., Fraser, D.

    This study monitored the vocal responses of piglets, as indicators of well-being, to evaluate the effect of various sounds played during 2 simulations of stressful farm procedures: (a) the 5 min the animals were held as if for castration and (b) the first 20 h after weaning. The sound treatments...

  3. Habituating antelope and bison to cooperate with veterinary procedures

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

    Wild animals with an excitable temperament frequently sustain injuries when handled for veterinary procedures such as blood sampling or injections. Both bison and antelope may become agitated when they are restrained, often resulting in broken horns. Also, antelope may panic when restraint is...

  4. Handling, electric goad, and head restraint: effects on calves' behavior

    Contributor(s):: Goonewardene, L. A., Price, M. A., Stookey, J. M., Day, P. A., Minchau, G.

    96 weaned calves (48 bulls and 48 heifers) were allocated in a 2 x 2 x 2 arrangement to 3 treatments each with 2 levels: calves handled every 10 days or 20 days; an electric goad used or not used; and head gate restrained or not restrained. Behaviour responses were measured by 5 incremental...

  5. Hydration state of goats transported by road for 12 hours during the hot-dry conditions and the modulating role of ascorbic acid

    Contributor(s):: Minka, S. N., Ayo, J. O.

    This study investigated the effects of 12 hr of road transportation during the hot-dry conditions and the modulating role of ascorbic acid (AA) on the hydration state of goats. Twenty goats who served as treatment goats received oral administration of 100 mg/kg body weight of AA, whereas another...

  6. Training large macaws for artificial insemination procedures

    Contributor(s):: Leblanc, F., Pothet, G., Jalme, M. S., Dorval, M., Bovet, D.

    For some endangered parrot species, captive breeding may be the only insurance for their survival. However, many individuals in captivity do not reproduce. Artificial insemination (AI) may help overcome reproductive failures or geographic distance. For semen collection in birds, massage is the...

  7. A field assessment of the effect of pre-slaughter conditions and genetic-stress susceptibility on blood welfare indicators in pigs

    Contributor(s):: Guardia, M. D., Estany, J., Alvarez-Rodriguez, J., Manteca, X., Tor, M., Oliver, M. A., Gispert, M., Diestre, A.

  8. A non-intrusive method of assessing plumage condition in commercial flocks of laying hens

    Contributor(s):: Bright, A., Jones, T. A., Dawkins, M. S.

  9. Attitudes of Canadian beef producers toward animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Spooner, J. M., Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D.

  10. Auditing animal welfare and making practical improvements in beef-, pork- and sheep-slaughter plants

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

  11. Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) behaviour and welfare: implications for successful farming practices

    Contributor(s):: Nogueira, S. S. C., Nogueira-Filho, S. L. G.

  12. Developing measures to audit welfare of cattle and pigs at slaughter

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

  13. Effects of human handling during early rearing on the behaviour of dairy calves

    Contributor(s):: Schutz, K. E., Hawke, M., Waas, J. R., McLeay, L. M., Bokkers, E. A. M., Reenen, C. G. van, Webster, J. R., Stewart, M.

  14. Is the response to humans consistent over productive life in dairy cows?

    Contributor(s):: Haskell, M. J., Bell, D. J., Gibbons, J. M.

  15. Stress at slaughter in cattle: role of reactivity profile and environmental factors

    Contributor(s):: Terlouw, E. M. C., Bourguet, C., Deiss, V.

  16. The effect of housing and handling practices on the welfare, behaviour and selection of domestic cats (Felis sylvestris catus) by adopters in an animal shelter

    Contributor(s):: Gourkow, N., Fraser, D.

  17. The effect of investigator disturbance on egg laying, chick survival and fledging mass of short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris) and little penguins (Eudyptula minor)

    Contributor(s):: Vertigan, C., McMahon, C. R., Andrews-Goff, V., Hindell, M. A.

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

    Contributor(s):: Berg, C.

  19. The welfare of low-volume farm animals during transport and at slaughter: a review of current knowledge and recommendations for future research

    Contributor(s):: Bornett-Gauci, H. L. I., Martin, J. E., Arney, D. R.

  20. Welfare outcomes assessment in laying hen farm assurance schemes

    Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S., Atkinson, C., Bond, A., Cooper, M., Fraser, A., Browne, W. J.