Immunocastration with Improvac™ reduces aggressive and sexual behaviours in male pigs
| Contributor(s):: Brewster, Veronica, Nevel, Amanda
Surgical castration of male pigs is a common practice to reduce the risk of boar taint, an accumulation of pheromones in the muscles of pigs giving an undesirable odour to the pork of entire boars. Castration is not widely practiced in the UK for welfare reasons and indeed, assurance schemes...
Factors influencing stereotypic behaviours of animals rescued from Asian animal markets: a slow loris case study
| Contributor(s):: Moore, R. S., Cabana, F., Nekaris, K. A. I.
Illegal wildlife trade has devastating effects on wild populations in Southeast Asia, made evident from the rising numbers of threatened species found in rescue centres. The prevalence of slow lorises ( Nycticebus spp.) in trade allows for the first time, a study of the response of wild-caught...
The illegal parrot trade: a literature review
| Contributor(s):: Pires, Stephen F.
Investigating some of the factors that influence "consumer" choice when adopting a shelter dog in the United Kingdom
| Contributor(s):: Siettou, C., Fraser, I. M., Fraser, R. W.
This study examined which characteristics of dogs available at a large rehoming organization in the United Kingdom influenced prospective adopters' choices. The revealed preference data used to model "consumer" choice were from the Dogs Trust rehoming web pages. The analysis of the probability of...
Welfare monitoring schemes: using research to safeguard welfare of animals on the farm
| Contributor(s):: Barnett, J. L., Hemsworth, P. H.
There are a number of nonhuman animal welfare monitoring schemes for animals on the farm in Australia and in other countries. Although the majority of such schemes are voluntary rather than legislated, some are nevertheless enforced through a number of customer requirements that industries must...
Preliminary investigations into the use of microwave energy for reversible stunning of sheep
| Contributor(s):: Small, A., McLean, D., Keates, H., Owen, J. S., Ralph, J.
Economics and animal welfare in small animal veterinary practice: the case of genetic welfare problems
| Contributor(s):: Yeates, J.