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  1. The Welfare of Cows in Indian Shelters

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    | Contributor(s):: Arvind Sharma, Uttara Kennedy, Catherine Schuetze, Clive J. C. Phillips

    Cow shelters (gaushalas) are unique traditional institutions in India, where aged, infertile, diseased, rescued, and abandoned cows are sheltered for the rest of their life, until they die of natural causes. These institutions owe their existence to the reverence for the cow as a holy mother...

  2. Health and Body Conditions of Riding School Horses Housed in Groups or Kept in Conventional Tie-Stall/Box Housing

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenny Yngvesson, Juan Carlos Rey Torres, Jasmine Lindholm, Annika Pättiniemi, Petra Andersson, Hanna Sassner

    We compared welfare measures of horses among Swedish riding schools (RS) during winter where horses were kept either in group housing (n = 8) or in tie-stalls/boxes (n = 8), Health data for six previous months were obtained for all horses at each RS from their records. Ten horses per...

  3. Shared Goals, Different Barriers: A Qualitative Study of UK Veterinarians' and Farmers' Beliefs About Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah E. Golding, Jane Ogden, Helen M. Higgins

    Although much research has investigated the drivers of inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing in human medicine, equivalent research in veterinary medicine is in its infancy. This qualitative study used a critical incident approach to explore farm veterinarians' (vets) and farmers'...

  4. Therapy Dogs' and Handlers' Behavior and Salivary Cortisol During Initial Visits in a Complex Medical Institution: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Clark, S. D., Smidt, J. M., Bauer, B. A.

  5. Human Behaviour Change Interventions in Animal Care and Interactive Settings: A Review and Framework for Design and Evaluation

    | Contributor(s):: Glanville, C., Abraham, C., Coleman, G.

  6. The Development and Pilot Evaluation of a "Serious Game" to Promote Positive Child-Animal Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Joanne M. Williams

    Animal welfare education aims to nurture compassion, respect and kindness to animals but there remains a need for more rigorous evaluations of such programmes to assess the most effective approaches. Incorporating technology into animal welfare education is a relatively novel field. This study...

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  8. Attitudes of Young Adults toward Animals—The Case of High School Students in Belgium and The Netherlands

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    | Contributor(s):: Pim Martens, Camille Hansart, Bingtao Su

    The social context and culture in which individuals grow shapes their perspectives through life. Early on, children learn about animals through storybooks, animated movies, toys, and through interactions with pets and wildlife, and will slowly start to build beliefs around those experiences....

  9. One Health and zoonoses activities at 17 select international locations : April 2012-May 2013

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    Foreword -- Table of international One Health and zoonoses activities -- Country and International Organization Profiles: Bangladesh; China; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Egypt; Guatemala; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Nigeria; Republic of Georgia; South Africa; Thailand; Uganda;...

  10. Workshop summary : One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization for Multi-Sectoral Engagement in Côte d'Ivoire : Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, January 25-26, 2017

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      The purpose of this 2-day One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Workshop was to identify zoonotic diseases of greatest national concern for Côte d’Ivoire. This workshop used equal input from representatives of human health, livestock, environment, wildlife, research, and...

  11. The Role of Activist & Media Communication in Helping Humanity Establish its Responsibility Toward Fellow Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Carrie P. Freeman

    This chapter explores how communication is the fundamental means by which animal and environmental advocates and the media can increase awareness of and accountability for our harmful actions toward nonhuman animals in the Anthropocene era in order to facilitate restorative public intervention...

  12. Psychological factors underpinning child-animal relationships and preventing animal cruelty

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins

    Despite a growing increase in popularity of human-animal interaction research, there remains a lack of understanding of the reasons why children are cruel to animals and whether early intervention is effective in preventing cruelty and neglect. The aims of this thesis were to deepen our...

  13. Husbandry Practices, Health, and Welfare Status of Organic Broilers in France

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    | Contributor(s):: Rozenn Souillard, Jean-Michel Répérant, Catherine Experton, Adeline Huneau-Salaun, Jenna Coton, Loïc Balaine, Sophie Le Bouquin

    Organic poultry production has increased sharply with growing consumer demand in the context of sustainable development. A study was conducted in 85 organic broiler flocks between 2014 and 2015 to describe the husbandry practices and the health and welfare status of organic broilers in France,...

  14. Brexit and AnimalWelfare Impact Assessment: Analysis of the Threats Brexit Poses to Animal Protection in the UK, EU and Internationally

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    | Contributor(s):: Steven P. McCulloch

    The British people voted in a 2016 referendum to leave the European Union (EU). Brexit presents both threats and opportunities to animal protection in the United Kingdom (UK), EU and internationally. This paper discusses threats to animal protection in terms of five criteria. These are first,...

  15. Talking to Cows: Reactions to Different Auditory Stimuli During Gentle Human-Animal Interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Lange, A., Bauer, L., Futschik, A., Waiblinger, S., Lürzel, S.

  16. Qualitative behavioural assessment of pain in castrated lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Masłowska, Katarzyna, Mizzoni, Fabiana, Dwyer, Cathy M., Wemelsfelder, Francoise

    This study investigates for the first time the application of Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA) to the analysis of acute pain expression in castrated lambs. Eighty 2-day-old male lambs were allocated to one of 4 groups (n = 20 per treatment): handled only (control, C), rubber ring...

  17. Arena behaviour of Merino weaners is heritable and affected by divergent selection for number of lambs weaned per ewe mated

    | Contributor(s):: Cloete, Schalk W. P., Burger, Marelee, Scholtz, Anna J., Cloete, Jasper J. E., Kruger, Anna C. M., Dzama, Kennedy

    Data of 3375 6.5-month-old Merino weaners from two divergently selected lines at Elsenburg were used to evaluate the genetics of the response of weaner lambs to flock isolation and a stationary human in an arena test. The High (H) line was selected upwards and the Low (L) line was selected...

  18. Testing ultra-wideband technology as a method of tracking fast-growing broilers under commercial conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Baxter, Mary, O’Connell, Niamh E.

    Ultra-wideband (UWB) is an indoor positioning technology that has several advantages over current methods of tracking indoor reared broiler chickens, including providing long-term data on movement patterns without the effect of observer presence. More information is needed on the accuracy of this...

  19. Rewarding memories? Behaviour of broiler chickens towards peat in flocks with and without previous exposure to peat

    | Contributor(s):: Vas, Judit, BenSassi, Neila, Vasdal, Guro, Newberry, Ruth C.

    Under commercial conditions, environmental provisions assumed to have an enriching effect on broiler chicken welfare may be offered infrequently and at limited locations, raising questions about their enrichment value. We hypothesized that, if broilers given limited access to peat remembered peat...

  20. The effect of two different farrowing systems on sow behaviour, and piglet behaviour, mortality and growth

    | Contributor(s):: Loftus, Loni, Bell, Grace, Padmore, Emily, Atkinson, Samantha, Henworth, Andrew, Hoyle, Mark

    Farrowing crates have traditionally been used to reduce occurrence of piglet mortality as a result of sow crushing. However the utilisation of traditional farrowing crates has been suggested to contribute to negative welfare for both the sow and piglets. This study compared mortality rates,...