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  1. Social hierarchy influences dairy cows’ use of shade in a silvopastoral system under intensive rotational grazing

    Contributor(s):: Deniz, Matheus, de Sousa, Karolini Tenffen, Moro, Matheus Fernando, Vale, Marcos Martinez do, Dittrich, João Ricardo, Machado Filho, Luiz Carlos Pinheiro, Hötzel, Maria José

  2. Study investigating the attitudes and opinions of cattle farmers and veterinarians in the UK on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for post-disbudding analgesia of calves

    Contributor(s):: Hambleton, S. Y. N., Gibson, T. J.

  3. Temperature-dependent consumption of drinking water in piglet rearing

    Contributor(s):: Hoeck, J., Buscher, W.

    This study focussed on examining the temperature-specific consumption of drinking water by piglets. To this end, a drinking trough system was developed to offer the animals water at three different temperatures (warm (+10°C then barn temperature), barn temperature (actual barn temperature) and...

  4. The effects of simulated transport on the behaviour of eastern blue tongued lizards ( Tiliqua scincoides)

    Contributor(s):: Mancera, K., Murray, P. J., Gao, Y. N., Lisle, A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    There is widespread transport of reptiles for the pet trade throughout the world and the 'dead on arrival' rates are high. The eastern blue tongued (EBT) lizard ( Tiliqua scincoides; Order: Squamata; suborder: Lacertilia) is particularly popular due to its unusual blue tongue. Noise, vibration...

  5. Perceptions of animal physiotherapy amongst Irish veterinary surgeons

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    Contributor(s):: Aoife Doyle, Frances Horgan

    The aim of this study was to investigate veterinary surgeons’ perceptions, knowledge and use of animal physiotherapy in the Republic of Ireland. A questionnaire was developed and sent to 200 veterinary surgeons, of which 97 were returned. Results indicated that 77 (79%) of respondents were aware...

  6. A first description of the physiological and behavioural responses to disbudding in goat kids

    Contributor(s):: Alvarez, L., Gutierrez, J.

    In order to determine the stress response to disbudding, physiological and behavioural response was investigated in disbudded kids and compared with a control group. Disbudded kids (n=14), were disbudded by thermal cauterisation, and control kids (n=15) received the same management without being...

  7. Animal welfare and economic optimisation of farrowing systems. (Special Issue: Knowing animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Ahmadi, B. V., Stott, A. W., Baxter, E. M., Lawrence, A. B., Edwards, S. A.

    In many countries, including the UK, the majority of domestic sows are housed in farrowing crates during the farrowing and lactation periods. Such systems raise welfare problems due to the close confinement of the sow. Despite the fact that many alternative housing systems have been developed, no...

  8. Behaviour and thermogenesis of racing pigeons housed under transport conditions

    Contributor(s):: Gorssen, J., Koene, P.

    Behaviour and thermogenesis of homing pigeons (Columba livia) in crowded transport conditions were studied in 2 experiments. Both experiments were designed on a 2-way factorial basis and measurements and observations were taken from groups of 8 birds. In the first experiment, temperature (26...

  9. Stunning and killing of edible crabs ( Cancer pagurus )

    Contributor(s):: Roth, B., Oines, S.

    The stunning and killing efficiency of ice, superchilling (N2 gas), freezing (-37 degrees C), gradual heating (40 degrees C), boiling, piercing of ganglia, salt baths (NaCl and KCl), gas (CO2) and electricity (50 Hz AC) on edible crabs was studied. Results showed that electricity was the most...