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  1. Integrative surveillance of cattle welfare at the abattoir level: Risk factors associated with liver condemnation, severe hoof disorders, carcase bruising and high muscle pH

    Contributor(s):: Losada-Espinosa, N., Estévez-Moreno, L. X., Bautista-Fernández, M., Losada, H., María, G. A., Miranda-de la Lama, G. G.

  2. Dairy goat welfare in semi-intensive production systems and drought conditions

    Contributor(s):: Larrondo, C., Leiva, J., de la Cruz-Cruz, L.

  3. Evaluation of consistency over time of the use of the Animal Welfare Indicators protocol for horses

    Contributor(s):: Czycholl, I., Buttner, K., Klingbeil, P., Krieter, J.

  4. A critical review o f animal-based welfare indicators for polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in zoos: Identification and evidence of validity

    Contributor(s):: Skovlund, C. R., Kirchner, M. K., Moos, L. W., Alsted, N., Manteca, X., Tallo-Parra, O., Stelvig, M., Forkman, B.

  5. Development of a list of terms in Brazilian Portuguese for the Qualitative Behaviour Assessment of broiler chickens

    Contributor(s):: Souza, A. P. O., Wemelsfelder, F., Taconeli, C. A., Molento, C. F. M.

  6. Technical contribution: a cautionary note on the use of behavioural diversity (H-Index) in animal welfare science

    Contributor(s):: Cronin, K. A., Ross, S. R.

  7. Interobserver reliability of measures of the Welfare Quality (R) animal welfare assessment protocol for sows and piglets

    Contributor(s):: Friedrich, L., Krieter, J., Kemper, N., Czycholl, I.

  8. To dock or not to dock? Faecal soiling measurement in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Soriano, V. S., Stamm, F. O., Taconeli, C. A., Molento, C. F. M.

  9. Gender and job characteristics of slaughter industry personnel influence their attitudes to animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Wigham, E. E., Grist, A., Mullan, S., Wotton, S., Butterworth, A.

  10. Welfare assessment of horses: the AWIN approach

    Contributor(s):: Dalla Costa, E., Dai, F., Lebelt, D., Scholz, P., Barbieri, S., Canali, E., Zanella, A. J., Minero, M.

  11. On-farm evaluation of the Salmon Welfare Index Model (SWIM 1.0): theoretical and practical considerations

    Contributor(s):: Folkedal, O., Pettersen, J. M., Bracke, M. B. M., Stien, L. H., Nilsson, J., Martins, C., Breck, O., Midtlyng, P. J., Kristiansen, T.

  12. Inter-observer reliability of Qualitative Behavioural Assessments (QBA) of housed sheep in Norway using fixed lists of descriptors

    Contributor(s):: Muri, K., Stubsjoen, S. M.

  13. The relationship between working horse welfare and their owners' socio-economic status

    Contributor(s):: Lanas, R., Luna, D., Tadich, T.

  14. Experimentally evaluating the function of self-directed behaviour in two adult mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)

    Contributor(s):: Leeds, A., Lukas, K. E.

  15. Assessing the welfare level of intensive fattening pig farms in Germany with the Welfare Quality (R) protocol: does farm size matter?

    Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.

  16. Assessment of meat-type sheep welfare using animal-based measures

    Contributor(s):: M'Hamdi, N., Darej, C., Attia, K., Guesmi, H., Znaidi, I. E. A., Bouraoui, R., M'Hamdi, H., Marzouki, L., Ayadi, M.

  17. Behavioural analysis of captive tigers (Panthera tigris): A water pool makes the difference

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    | Contributor(s):: Biolatti, Cristina, Modesto, Paola, Dezzutto, Daniela, Pera, Francesca, Tarantola, Martina, Gennero, Maria Silvia, Maurella, Cristiana, Acutis, Pier Luigi

    The activity budgets of seven captive tigers (Panthera tigris) housed in four zoological gardens (A, B, C, D) were analysed to assess their welfare and to relate it to several variables, including enclosure type, management, and animal history. Behaviours were recorded by instantaneous focal...

  18. Identification and development of measures suitable as potential breeding traits regarding dairy cows' reactivity towards humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Ebinghaus, A., Ivemeyer, S., Rupp, J., Knierim, U.

    Behavioural indicators of the human-animal relationship (HAR) are predominantly used in animal welfare science. However, the reactivity of dairy cows - as part of the HAR - is also of interest in the context of dairy breeding, due to its estimated moderate heritability. The avoidance distance...

  19. Does group size have an impact on welfare indicators in fattening pigs?

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer-Hamme, S. E. K., Lambertz, C., Gauly, M.

    Production systems for fattening pigs have been characterized over the last 2 decades by rising farm sizes coupled with increasing group sizes. These developments resulted in a serious public discussion regarding animal welfare and health in these intensive production systems. Even though large...

  20. A tool for the evaluation of slaughter horse welfare during unloading

    | Contributor(s):: Messori, S., Visser, E. K., Buonanno, M., Ferrari, P., Barnard, S., Borciani, M., Ferri, N.

    This study aimed to develop a scientific and practical tool to be used to assess horse welfare after commercial transport over long journeys. A set of physical, behavioural and environmental measures was selected, covering welfare aspects of both transport and unloading procedures. The protocol...