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  1. A case study employing operant conditioning to reduce stress of capture for red-bellied tamarins ( Saguinus labiatus )

    Contributor(s):: Owen, Y., Amory, J. R.

    Traditional techniques used to capture New World monkeys, such as net capture, can induce high levels of acute stress detrimental to welfare. Alternatively, training nonhuman animals via operant conditioning to voluntarily participate in husbandry and/or veterinary practices is accepted as a...

  2. Trends in sheltering and welfare at the Hawaiian Humane Society, Oahu, Hawaii

    Contributor(s):: McDowell, B., Burns, P., Lepczyk, C. A.

    One of the major goals of an animal welfare organization is to reduce the number of homeless, nonhuman animals in a community. In Hawaii, the Hawaiian Humane Society has provided numerous animal welfare services to work toward this goal, such as offering sterilizations and microchipping at...

  3. Welfare assessments based on lifetime health and production data in Danish dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Houe, H., Sandoe, P., Thomsen, P. T.

    The objective of this study was to describe how information about the whole lifetime of the cow can be used when defining nonhuman animal-based criteria of the welfare of animals on the farm. Often measured over a short period, disease occurrence provides information relevant for assessing the...

  4. 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.

  5. A preliminary study investigating the physical welfare and welfare code compliance for tethered and free-ranging horses on common land in South Wales

    Contributor(s):: Samuel, E. K., Whay, H. R., Mullan, S.

  6. Automated monitoring of behavioural-based animal welfare indicators

    Contributor(s):: Rushen, J., Chapinal, N., Passille, A. M. de

  7. Can non-invasive glucocorticoid measures be used as reliable indicators of stress in animals?

    Contributor(s):: Lane, J.

  8. Challenges to implementing animal welfare standards in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: O'Connor, C. E., Bayvel, A. C. D.

  9. Cognitive bias in a non-human primate: husbandry procedures influence cognitive indicators of psychological well-being in captive rhesus macaques

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    | Contributor(s):: Bethell, E. J., Holmes, A., MacLarnon, A., Semple, S.

    The measurement of 'cognitive bias' has recently emerged as a powerful tool for assessing animal welfare. Cognitive bias was initially, and widely, studied in humans, and describes the way in which particular emotions are associated with biases in information processing. People...

  10. Designing animal welfare policies and monitoring progress

    | Contributor(s):: Keeling, L. J., Immink, V., Hubbard, C., Garrod, G., Edwards, S. A., Ingenbleek, P.

  11. 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.

  12. Indicators of undernutrition in cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Agenas, S., Heath, M. F., Nixon, R. M., Wilkinson, J. M., Phillips, C. J. C.

  13. Interactions between profit and welfare on extensive sheep farms

    | Contributor(s):: Stott, A. W., Ahmadi, B. V., Dwyer, C. M., Kupiec, B., Morgan-Davies, C., Milne, C. E., Ringrose, S., Goddard, P., Phillips, K., Waterhouse, A.

  14. Non-economic incentives to improve animal welfare: positive competition as a driver for change among owners of draught and pack animals in India

    | Contributor(s):: Pritchard, J. C., Dijk, L. van, Ali, M., Pradhan, S. K.

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

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

  16. Survey of the incidence of post-stun behavioural reflexes in electrically stunned broilers in commercial conditions and the relationship of their incidence with the applied water-bath electrical parameters

    | Contributor(s):: Anastasov, M. I., Wotton, S. B.

  17. Cognitive bias as an indicator of animal emotion and welfare: emerging evidence and underlying mechanisms. (Special Issue: Animal suffering and welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Mendl, M., Burman, O. H. P., Parker, R. M. A., Paul, E. S.

    Accurate assessment of animal emotion (affect) is an important goal in animal welfare science, and in areas such as neuroscience and psychopharmacology. Direct measures of conscious emotion are not available, so assessment of animal affect has relied on measures of the behavioural and...

  18. Ethology applied to animal ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Wurbel, H.

    According to modern animal welfare legislation, animals should be protected from suffering and lasting harm not for the benefit of us humans as in earlier anthropocentric conceptions, but in their own interest. The driving force behind animal protection is our empathy with animals which triggers...

  19. Characterising the emotional reactivity of cows to understand and predict their stress reactions to the slaughter procedure

    | Contributor(s):: Bourguet, C., Deiss, V., Gobert, M., Durand, D., Boissy, A., Terlouw, E. M. C.

    The present study on 32 Normand cows evaluated whether it is possible to identify, during rearing, individuals likely to be relatively reactive to the slaughter procedure. It evaluated further which factors may contribute to stress during the pre-slaughter period. Behavioural and physiological...

  20. Heart rate variability and saliva cortisol assessment in shelter dog: human-animal interaction effects

    | Contributor(s):: Bergamasco, L., Osella, M. C., Savarino, P., Larosa, G., Ozella, L., Manassero, M., Badino, P., Odore, R., Barbero, R., Re, G.

    The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of a human interaction program on shelter dogs and to determine the effect on canine heart rate variability, behaviour, and salivary cortisol levels. Twenty dogs were behaviourally (temperament tests) and clinically (full cardiologic...