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Lämpöni, lempeni - animal portraits : Portraits of homeless animals
| Contributor(s):: Kristiina Jermakka
The topic of the thesis is former homeless animals and their personalities depicted by the means of portraiture. In the thesis also the depiction of animals in different periods of art and the development of human-animal relationship seen during them. The premise of the thesis is homeless...
Review of Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights
| Contributor(s):: Mylan Engel Jr.
In their recent book, Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf defend the following ethical theses: (1) sentience is sufficient for possessing the right not to be harmed and the right not to be killed; (2) killing sentient animals for food is almost always seriously wrong; (3) aborting pre-sentient fetuses...
An evaluation of the role the Internet site Petfinder plays in cat adoptions
| Contributor(s):: Workman, M. K., Hoffman, C. L.
To better understand factors contributing to cat adoptions, this study was used to explore a possible association between an adoptable cat's popularity on Petfinder and the cat's length of availability for adoption at a managed-intake nonhuman animal shelter. This study was also used to examine...
An initial investigation into the effects of isolation and enrichment on the welfare of laboratory pigs housed in the PigTurn system, assessed using tear staining, behaviour, physiology and haematology
| Contributor(s):: DeBoer, S. P., Garner, J. P., McCain, R. R., Lay, D. C., Jr., Eicher, S. D., Marchant-Forde, J. N.
In some parts of the world, the laboratory pig ( Sus scrofa) is often housed in individual, sterile housing which may impose stress. Our objectives were to determine the effects of isolation and enrichment on pigs housed within the PigTurn - a novel penning system with automated blood sampling -...
Computer-aided pattern recognition of large reptiles as a noninvasive application to identify individuals
| Contributor(s):: Moro, D., MacAulay, I.
For large species, the capture and handling of individuals in capture-mark-recapture studies introduces nonhuman animal welfare issues associated with handling, physical marking, and possible wounding due to tag loss. The use of photographic identification for these species offers an alternative...
Managing feral cats on a university's campuses: how many are there and is sterilization having an effect?
| Contributor(s):: Jones, A. L., Downs, C. T.
Worldwide domestic and feral cat (Felis catus) numbers have increased. Concerns regarding high populations of feral cats in urban areas include wildlife predation, public nuisance, and disease. This study aimed to estimate the size of the feral cat population on 5 campuses of the University of...
Use of outdoor ranges by laying hens in different sized flocks
| Contributor(s):: Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G., Toscano, M. J., Frohlich, E. K. F.
In studies assessing outdoor range use of laying hens, the number of hens seen on outdoor ranges is inversely correlated to flock size. The aim of this study was to assess individual ranging behavior on a covered (veranda) and an uncovered outdoor run (free-range) in laying hen flocks varying in...
A training programme to ensure high repeatability of injury scoring of dairy cows
| Contributor(s):: Gibbons, J., Vasseur, E., Rushen, J., Passille, A. M. de
Space needs of broilers
| Contributor(s):: Bokkers, E. A. M., Boer, I. J. M. de, Koene, P.
There is continuing debate about the space needs and requirements of broiler chickens, The aims of this study were to measure the amount of floor area a six-week-old broiler occupies for different behaviours and to use the obtained results in two models to estimate the number of birds that can be...
A pilot investigation of Farm Assurance assessors' attitude to farm animal welfare as a confounding factor to training in pig welfare outcome measures
| Contributor(s):: Mullan, S., Edwards, S. A., Butterworth, A., Whay, H. R., Main, D. C. J.
The effect of Farm Assurance (FA) assessors' attitude to farm animal welfare on the inter-observer reliability of some welfare outcome measures achieved following training was investigated as part of a larger project examining the feasibility and benefits of the incorporation of some on-farm...