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  1. Health comparison between guinea pigs raised in uncontrolled and controlled environments

    Contributor(s):: Laksmindra, Fitria, Nastiti, Wijayanti, Tuty, Arisuryanti, Salasia, S. I. O.

  2. "But It's Just a Fish": Understanding the Challenges of Applying the 3Rs in Laboratory Aquariums in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Reuben Message, Beth Greenhough

    Adopting a social science perspective and qualitative methodology on the problem of laboratory fish welfare, this paper examines some underlying social factors and drivers that influence thinking, priorities and implementation of fish welfare initiatives and the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and...

  3. Empathy and perception of animal welfare among Mexican students of professions related to the use, management and care of animalsEmpatia y percepcion del bienestar animal entre estudiantes mexicanos de profesiones relacionadas al uso, manejo y cuidad

    | Contributor(s):: Torres Cardona, M. G., Sanchez Mendez, A. I., Almaraz Buendia, I., Peralta Ortiz, J. J. G., Meza Nieto, M., Alejos de la Fuente, J. I.

  4. Improvising care: Managing experimental animals at a Japanese laboratory

    | Contributor(s):: Suzuki, Wakana

  5. Does 'playtime' reduce stimulus-seeking and other boredom-like behaviour in laboratory ferrets?

    | Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Raffle, J., Bizley, J. K.

  6. Do rabbits need each other? Effects of single versus paired housing on rabbit body temperature and behaviour in a UK shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Shields, P.

  7. Refinements to captive chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) care: a self-medication paradigm

    | Contributor(s):: Webb, S. J. N., Hau, J., Schapiro, S. J.

  8. Working with laboratory rodents in Spain: a survey on welfare and wellbeing

    | Contributor(s):: Goni-Balentziaga, O., Ortega-Saez, I., Vila, S., Azkona, G.

  9. Changing Human Behavior to Improve Animal Welfare: A Longitudinal Investigation of Training Laboratory Animal Personnel about Heterospecific Play or "Rat Tickling"

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    | Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Cloutier, S., Brady, C. M., O'Haire, M. E., Gaskill, B. N.

    Despite evidence for rat tickling’s animal welfare benefits, the technique is rarely implemented in part because of a lack of training. This study’s purpose was to determine the efficacy of online-only or online + hands-on training programs on key outcomes for rat tickling in...

  10. Emotions and Ethical Decision-Making in Animal Ethics Committees

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    | Contributor(s):: Elisabeth Tjärnström, Elin M. Weber, Jan Hultgren, Helena Röcklinsberg

    Ethical evaluation of projects involving animal testing is mandatory within the EU and other countries. However, the evaluation process has been subject to criticism, e.g., that the committees are not balanced or democratic enough and that the utilitarian weighting of harm and benefit that is...

  11. Playful handling as social enrichment for individually- and group-housed laboratory rats

    | Contributor(s):: Cloutier, Sylvie, Baker, Chelsea, Wahl, Kim, Panksepp, Jaak, Newberry, Ruth C.

    Social housing is recommended for laboratory rats because they are highly social mammals but research constraints or medical issues often demand individual housing and, when social housing is practiced, it typically involves housing with only one or two conspecifics. We hypothesized that playful...

  12. Playful handling by caretakers reduces fear of humans in the laboratory rat

    | Contributor(s):: Cloutier, Sylvie, Panksepp, Jaak, Newberry, Ruth C.

    Handling of laboratory rats can increase physiological and emotional stress, leading to a fearful relationship with humans. We hypothesized that the affective quality of handling techniques used during routine care influences the animals’ fear of humans. We assessed responses of male...

  13. Laboratory Animal Welfare Meets Human Welfare: A Cross-Sectional Study of Professional Quality of Life, Including Compassion Fatigue in Laboratory Animal Personnel

    | Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Riley, M. C., Cloutier, S., Brady, C. M., O'Haire, M. E., Gaskill, B. N.

  14. Effect of a shelf-furnished screen on space utilisation and social behaviour of indoor group-housed cats (Felis silvestris catus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Desforges, Emma J., Moesta, Alexandra, Farnworth, Mark J.

    The environment of the laboratory cat can be restrictive and may impact their welfare. Enrichment is often provided to alleviate welfare impacts but is seldom assessed or validated for efficacy. This study investigated the effect of novel room furniture (a screen) on the expression of agonistic...

  15. How To Help Animals Through Innovation | N.G. Jayasimha | TEDxShivNadarUniversity

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    | Contributor(s):: N. G. Jayasimha

    “Most of these animals get more space in your microwave, than when they are alive.” In an extremely captivating talk, Mr. N G Jayasimha sheds light on how animals are suffering today in the name of science and advancements. With the epitome of our endless desires, we’ve been...

  16. The Role of Clinical Veterinary Medicine in the Assessment and Treatment of Laboratory Animal Distress

    | Contributor(s):: V. Hampshire

    It is doubtful that the scientific community will ever arrive at a consensus definition for distress as it may be attempted for the purposes of improving animal welfare in and across the myriad of research, testing and teaching facilities in the United States and throughout the minuet of...

  17. Comportamento de actividade e de vocalização de borregos em pré-desmame das raças Ile de France e Churra da Terra Quente num teste individual de interacção homem-animal

    | Contributor(s):: Severiano Silva, José Carlos Almeida, Paulo J. Fontes, C. Castro, R. Machado, Jorge Manuel Teixeira de Azevedo

    Na realização deste trabalho foram utilizados 12 borregos da raça Ile de France (IDF) e 12 borregos da raça Churra da Terra Quente (CTQ) com 104 dias de idade. Os borregos foram sujeitos a um teste que seguiu procedimento proposto por Tallet et al. (2005) e adaptado...

  18. How do human-animal emotional relationships influence public perceptions of animal use?

    | Contributor(s):: Cox, L., Montrose, T.

    Human-animal emotional relationships have a complicated interplay with public perceptions of the morality of animal use. Humans may build emotional relationships with companion species. These species are not usually intensively farmed in the United Kingdom, but they may be utilized during animal...

  19. Animal Experimentation as a Form of Rescue

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander Zambrano Mr.

    In this paper I explore a new approach to the ethics of animal experimentation by conceiving of it as a form of rescue. The notion of rescue, I suggest, involves some moral agent(s) performing an action or series of actions, whose end is to prevent or alleviate serious harm to another party, harm...

  20. Think Outside the Cage: Moving Towards New Understandings of Companion Rabbits

    | Contributor(s):: Ruthann Drummond

    Rabbits are the third most common companion mammal in Western homes, and their popularity continues to rise. However, they are also one of the most broadly used animal resources around the world, commonly being bred for their food, their fur, and their utility as biological models in animal...