The effects of radar on avian behavior: implications for wildlife management at airports
Contributor(s):: Sheridan, E., Randolet, J., DeVault, T. L., Seamans, T. W., Blackwell, B. F., Fernandez-Juricic, E.
Airports often contain foraging, breeding, and roosting resources for wildlife. Airports also have different types of radars to assist with air traffic control, monitoring weather, and tracking wildlife that could become a risk for collision with aircraft. The effect of radar electromagnetic...
A case study of orangutan and siamang behavior within a mixed-species zoo exhibit
Contributor(s):: Pearson, E. L., Davis, J. M., Litchfield, C. A.
This empirical case study assessed the behavior and welfare of 2 orangutans (Pongo abelii) and 2 siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus) within a mixed-species zoo exhibit. The study used instantaneous scan-sampling to record behavior, location, and interspecies proximity over 174 hr and...
Bioacoustic monitoring of aggression in group-housed rhesus macaques
Contributor(s):: McCowan, B., Rommeck, I.
Many captive primate facilities house rhesus macaques in multimale-multifemale social groups in large enclosures that simulate the natural social and environmental features characteristic of the species, enhancing their reproductive performance as well as their psychological well-being, yet one...
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...
Evaluation of routinely collected veterinary and human health data for surveillance of human tick-borne diseases in North Carolina
Contributor(s):: Rhea, S. K., Glickman, S. W., Waller, A., Ising, A., Maillard, J. M., Lund, E. M., Glickman, L. T.
Animal welfare considerations in primate rehabilitation: an assessment of three vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) releases in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Contributor(s):: Guy, A. J., Stone, O. M. L., Curnoe, D.
Assessing pig welfare at stunning in Swedish commercial abattoirs using CO<sub>2</sub> group-stun methods
Contributor(s):: Atkinson, S., Velarde, A., Llonch, P., Algers, B.
Automated monitoring of behavioural-based animal welfare indicators
Contributor(s):: Rushen, J., Chapinal, N., Passille, A. M. de
Designing animal welfare policies and monitoring progress
Contributor(s):: Keeling, L. J., Immink, V., Hubbard, C., Garrod, G., Edwards, S. A., Ingenbleek, P.
Economic, education, encouragement and enforcement influences within farm assurance schemes
Contributor(s):: Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S.
Licensing poultry CO<sub>2</sub> gas-stunning systems with regard to animal welfare: investigations under practical conditions
Contributor(s):: Holleben, K. von, Wenzlawowicz, M. von, Eser, E.
Measuring foot-pad lesions in commercial broiler houses. Some aspects of methodology
Contributor(s):: Jong, I. C. de, Harn, J. van, Gunnink, H., Lourens, A., Riel, J. W. van
Monitoring stress hormone metabolites as a useful, non-invasive tool for welfare assessment in farm animals
Contributor(s):: Palme, R.
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.
The need for monitoring farm animal welfare during mass killing for disease eradication purposes
Contributor(s):: Berg, C.
ANXITANE® tablets reduce fear of human beings in a laboratory model of anxiety-related behavior
| Contributor(s):: Araujo, J. A., Rivera, C. de, Ethier, J. L., Landsberg, G. M., Denenberg, S., Arnold, S., Milgram, N. W.
Anxiety and fear are common underlying factors in many canine behavior problems that impair the human–pet bond and often result in abandonment, relinquishment, or euthanasia. A combination of behavioral and pharmacological interventions is used to ameliorate the behavioral signs...
Evaluation of the potential suitability of guide dog candidates by continuous observation during training
| Contributor(s):: Mizukoshi, M., Kondo, M., Nakamura, T.
Periodic monitoring of the training of prospective guide dogs for the blind was evaluated to determine if the monitoring is useful in gauging the potential suitability of guide dogs. We selected 8 dogs as test dogs on the basis of their medical check and pretraining evaluation. Beginning with day...
Qualitative stakeholder analysis for the development of sustainable monitoring systems for farm animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Bracke, M. B. M., Greef, K. H. de, Hopster, H.
Continued concern for animal welfare may be alleviated when welfare would be monitored on farms. Monitoring can be characterized as an information system where various stakeholders periodically exchange relevant information. Stakeholders include producers, consumers, retailers, the government,...
Behavioural responses of juvenile steller sea lions to abdominal surgery: developing an assessment of post-operative pain
| Contributor(s):: Walker, K. A., Horning, M., Mellish, J. A. E., Weary, D. M.
Marking and tracking of marine mammals is required to gain a better understanding of life history traits; however, some marking procedures used are likely painful. Recent technological advances include intra-abdominally implanted archival telemetry devices for the life-long monitoring of...
Cow behaviour pattern recognition using a three-dimensional accelerometer and support vector machines
| Contributor(s):: Martiskainen, P., Jarvinen, M., Skon, J. P., Tiirikainen, J., Kolehmainen, M., Mononen, J.
Automated animal behaviour monitoring systems have become increasingly appealing for research and animal production management purposes. However, many existing systems are suited to measure only one or two behaviour patterns or activity states at a time. We aimed to develop and pilot a method for...