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  1. Evaluation of Animal-Based Indicators to Be Used in a Welfare Assessment Protocol for Sheep

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    | Contributor(s):: Susan E. Richmond, Francoise Wemelsfelder, Ina Beltran de Heredia, Roberto Ruiz, Elisabetta Canali, Cathy M. Dwyer

    Sheep are managed under a variety of different environments (continually outdoors, partially outdoors with seasonal or diurnal variation, continuously indoors) and for different purposes, which makes assessing welfare challenging. This diversity means that resource-based indicators are not...

  2. Descriptive Texts in Dog Profiles Associated with Length of Stay Via an Online Rescue Network

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    | Contributor(s):: Mizuho Nakamura, Navneet K. Dhand, Melissa J. Starling, Paul D. McGreevy

    To increase the public’s awareness of animals needing homes, PetRescue, Australia’s largest online directory of animals in need of adoption, lists animals available from rescue and welfare shelters nationwide. The current study examined the descriptions accompanying online PetRescue...

  3. Framework for Estimating Indirect Costs in Animal Health Using Time Series Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Alyson S. Barratt, Karl M. Rich, Jude I. Eze, Thibaud Porphyre, George J. Gunn, Alistair W. Stott

    Traditionally, cost-benefit analyses (CBAs) focus on the direct costs of animal disease, including animal mortality, morbidity, and associated response costs. However, such approaches often fail to capture the wider, dynamic market impacts that could arise. The duration of these market...

  4. Equine Activities Influence Horses' Responses to Different Stimuli: Could This Have an Impact on Equine Welfare?

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    | Contributor(s):: Tiago Mendonça, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Izabela Kowalczyk, Julien Leclercq, Sana Arroub, Patrick Pageat

    The learning and cognitive challenges that horses may face differ according to the activities in which they are involved. The aim of this investigation was to study the influence of equine activities on the behavioral responses and autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity of adult horses....

  5. Exploring Humanimal Interactions and the 'Hands-on' Practices of Care at the Veterinary Clinic

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    | Contributor(s):: Astrid Huopalainen, Suvi Satama

    How is care towards nonhuman animals expressed and articulated at the small animal veterinary clinic? The everyday work of veterinary surgeons (vets) remains under-researched by organizational scholars (Clarke and Knights, 2018). This paper takes the complexity of human-animal...

  6. Orangutans' Comprehension of Zoo Keepers' Communicative Signals

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    | Contributor(s):: Guillaume Dezecache, Aude Bourgeois, Christophe Bazin, Philippe Schlenker, Emmanuel Chemla, Audrey Maille

    Zoological institutions often encourage cooperative interactions between keepers and animals so as to promote animals’ welfare. One useful technique has been conditioning training, whereby animals learn to respond to keepers’ requests, which facilitates a number of, otherwise...

  7. Optimization of human, animal, and environmental health by using the One Health approach

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    | Contributor(s):: Jonathan M. Sleeman, Thomas DeLiberto, Natalie Nguyen

    Emerging diseases are increasing burdens on public health, negatively affecting the world economy, causing extinction of species, and disrupting ecological integrity. One Health recognizes that human, domestic animal, and wildlife health are interconnected within ecosystem health and provides a...

  8. The Development and Evaluation of 'Farm Animal Welfare': An Educational Computer Game for Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Gilly A. R. Mendes Ferreira, Joanne M. Williams

    Many children growing up in urban areas of Western countries have limited contact with and knowledge of farm animals and food production systems. Education can play an important role in children’s understanding of farm animal welfare issues, however, most education provided focuses on...

  9. Quality of Human-Animal Interaction: A Quantitative Analysis of Attitudes towards Animals and Cognitive Dissonance

    | Contributor(s):: Constance A. Leahy

  10. Confirmatory factor analyses of the children's attitudes and behaviors towards animals scale in two eastern cultural contexts

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Wong, David Mellor, Xioayan Xu, Ben Richardson

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the factor stability of the Children’s Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Animals Scale (CABTA) across two eastern contexts: China and Malaysia. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted on data collected from 700 Chinese mothers...

  11. The Social Rank of Zoo-Housed Japanese Macaques is a Predictor of Visitor-Directed Aggression

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    | Contributor(s):: Jocelyn M. Woods, Stephen R. Ross, Katherine A. Cronin

    The effect that visitors have on the behavior and welfare of animals is a widely-studied topic in zoo animal welfare. Typically, these studies focus on how the presence or activity levels of visitors affect animals. However, for many species, and particularly primates, social factors, such as...

  12. Voluntary Rein Tension in Horses When Moving Unridden in a Dressage Frame Compared with Ridden Tests of the Same Horses—A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Lara Piccolo, Kathrin Kienapfel

    Too much rein tension while riding may compromise the welfare of the horse. But who generates the tension on the reins—the horse or the rider? The primary aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the maximum rein tension that horses voluntarily maintain without a rider compared to rein...

  13. Management and modeling approaches for controlling raccoon rabies: The road to elimination

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    | Contributor(s):: Stacey A. Elmore, Richard B. Chipman, Dennis Slate, Kathryn P. Huyvaert, Kurt C. VerCauteren, Amy T. Gilbert

    Rabies is an ancient viral disease that significantly impacts human and animal health throughout the world. In the developing parts of the world, dog bites represent the highest risk of rabies infection to people, livestock, and other animals. However, in North America, where several rabies...

  14. Insights about the Epidemiology of Dog Bites in a Canadian City Using a Dog Aggression Scale and Administrative Data

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    | Contributor(s):: Niamh Caffrey, Melanie Rock, Olivia Schmidtz, Doug Anderson, Melissa Parkinson, Sylvia L. Checkley

    Dog bites are a public health concern that also implicates animal welfare, with negative outcomes such as rehoming or euthanasia for the animals responsible. Previous research has shown that the severity of dog-bite injuries reflects multiple factors, including the degree of inhibition...

  15. Prevalence and Zoonotic Potential of Giardia intestinalis in Dogs of the Central Region of Mexico

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    | Contributor(s):: Elsa M. Godínez-Galaz, Nerina P. Veyna-Salazar, Andrea M. Olvera-Ramírez, Feliciano Milián-Suazo, Claudia A. Perea-Razo, Rodolfo Bernal-Reynaga, Germinal J. Cantó-Alarcón

    Giardia intestinalis is a protozoan of worldwide distribution capable of infecting a large number of species, including humans and domestic animals. Dogs represent a risk to public health due to cross-infections by the zoonotic assemblages. However, there is little information concerning...

  16. A Rhetorical Criticism of Blackfish: Making Waves in Orca Activism

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    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay Beisheim

  17. Evaluating the Behavior and Temperament of African Penguins in a Non-Contact Animal Encounter Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Sana T. Saiyed, Lydia M. Hopper, Katherine A. Cronin

    Animal ambassador programs are increasingly prevalent in zoos, yet few studies have investigated their impact on animal welfare. We assessed the effects of an ambassador program on the behavior of a colony (N = 15) of zoo-housed African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) and evaluated whether...

  18. Understanding Zoonotic Enteric Disease in Minnesota: A Spatio Temporal Analysis and Causal Theory Approach

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    | Contributor(s):: Suchismita Swain

    With 75 percent of diseases in humans having origin in animals or animal products, zoonotic diseases have an enormous impact on the global disease burden. A significant portion of this can be attributed to bacterial zoonotic enteric pathogens. This study was designed to locate clusters of...

  19. Feeding Enrichment in a Captive Pack of European Wolves (Canis Lupus Lupus): Assessing the Effects on Welfare and on a Zoo's Recreational, Educational and Conservational Role

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    | Contributor(s):: Giacomo Riggio, Chiara Mariti, Chiara Boncompagni, Simone Corosaniti, Massimiliano Di Giovanni, Asahi Ogi, Angelo Gazzano, Robert Thomas

    This study investigated the effects of two feeding enrichment programs on the behaviour of a captive pack of European wolves (Canis lupus lupus) and their correlation with both zoo visitors’ interest towards the exhibit and their overall perception of the species. Behavioural data...

  20. Animal Hoarding: An In Depth Look at the Issues and Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Amanda Mooneyham

    Animal hoarding cases in regard to 501(c)3 nonprofit agencies have been on the rise in recent decades and current intervention strategies are struggling to address this complex social problem. Animal hoarding not only affects the animals being abused, but it has adverse effects on humans and...