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  1. The Impact of Acute Loud Noise on the Behavior of Laboratory Birds

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    | Contributor(s):: Tayanne L. Corbani, Jessica E. Martin, Susan D. Healy

    Husbandry procedures and facility settings, such as low-frequency fire alarms, can produce noises in a laboratory environment that cause stress to animals used in research. However, most of the data demonstrating harmful effects that have, consequently, led to adaptations to management, have...

  2. The Good Life, the Good Death: Companion Animals and Euthanasia

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    | Contributor(s):: Eva Meijer

    In this paper, I investigate the relevance of a relational approach to nonhuman animal euthanasia, focusing on companion animals. Recent scholarship in animal ethics, political philosophy and different fields of animal studies argues for viewing other animals as subjects, instead of as objects...

  3. How Can Systematic Reviews Teach Us More about the Implementation of the 3Rs and Animal Welfare?

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    | Contributor(s):: Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Judith van Luijk

    This paper describes the introduction of the systematic review methodology in animal-based research and the added value of this methodology in relation to the 3Rs and beyond. The 3Rs refer to Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement of animal studies. A systematic review (SR) is defined as a...

  4. Only When It Feels Good: Specific Cat Vocalizations Other Than Meowing

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    | Contributor(s):: Jaciana Luzia Fermo, Maria Alice Schnaider, Adelaide Hercília Pescatori Silva, Carla Forte Maiolino Molento

    Our objective was to identify and characterize the types of vocalization other than meowing (VOM) in two contexts, a pleasant and an aversive situation, and to study the effect of the sex of the animal. A total of 74 cats (32 tom cats and 42 queens) living in the city of Curitiba, Brazil,...

  5. Current Advances in Assessment of Dog's Emotions, Facial Expressions, and Their Use for Clinical Recognition of Pain

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    | Contributor(s):: Mota-Rojas, D., Marcet-Rius, M., Ogi, A., Hernández-Ávalos, I., Mariti, C., Martínez-Burnes, J., Mora-Medina, P., Casas, A., Domínguez, A., Reyes, B., Gazzano, A.

    Animals' facial expressions are involuntary responses that serve to communicate the emotions that individuals feel. Due to their close co-existence with humans, broad attention has been given to identifying these expressions in certain species, especially dogs. This review aims to analyze...

  6. Pet-Friendly for Whom? An Analysis of Pet Fees in Texas Rental Housing

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    | Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., Horecka, K., Loney, L., Graham, T. M.

    Previous studies have underscored the difficulty low-income pet owners often face when attempting to secure affordable rental housing. Further exacerbating this housing disparity are fees charged on top of normal monthly rent to pet owners in "pet-friendly" rental housing. In this...

  7. Calf-directed affiliative behaviour of dairy cows in two types of cow-calf contact systems

    | Contributor(s):: Wenker, Margret L., van Reenen, Cornelis G., de Oliveira, Daiana, McCrea, Kirste, Verwer, Cynthia M., Bokkers, Eddie A. M.

  8. Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.

  9. Behavior and body temperature alterations in piglets anesthetized for castration during a four-hour recovery phase

    | Contributor(s):: Schmid, Simone M., Steinhoff-Wagner, Julia

  10. Repeated separations between a future guide dog and its foster family modify stress-related indicators and affect dog's focus

    | Contributor(s):: Menuge, F., Marcet-Rius, M., Chabaud, C., Teruel, E., Berthelot, C., Kalonji, G., Bienboire-Frosini, C., Mendonca, T., Lascar, E., Pageat, P.

  11. Exploring pet owners' experiences and self-reported satisfaction and grief following companion animal euthanasia

    | Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Coe, J. B., Meehan, M., Niel, L.

  12. Effects of restraint on heifers during gentle human-animal interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Lange, Annika, Waiblinger, Susanne, van Hasselt, Regien, Mundry, Roger, Futschik, Andreas, Lürzel, Stephanie

  13. Welfare and quality of life assessments for shelter dogs: A scoping review

    | Contributor(s):: Lamon, Tennille K., Slater, Margaret R., Moberly, Heather K., Budke, Christine M.

  14. Does enclosure size influence the behaviour & welfare of captive snakes (Pantherophis guttatus)?

    | Contributor(s):: Hoehfurtner, Tatjana, Wilkinson, Anna, Walker, Matthew, Burman, Oliver H P.

  15. Considering animals in rehabilitation psychology

    | Contributor(s):: Hansen, Tia G. B., Glintborg, Chalotte

  16. Pets in society

    | Contributor(s):: Dean, R. W.

  17. Donkey behaviour and cognition: A literature review

    | Contributor(s):: De Santis, Marta, Seganfreddo, Samanta, Galardi, Morgana, Mutinelli, Franco, Normando, Simona, Contalbrigo, Laura

  18. High fiber diet reduces stereotypic behavior of gilts but does not affect offspring performance

    | Contributor(s):: Bernardino, Thiago, Tatemoto, Patricia, de Moraes, José Evandro, Morrone, Beatrice, Zanella, Adroaldo José

  19. Interdisciplinary research to advance animal welfare science: an introduction

    | Contributor(s):: Camerlink, I.

  20. Conceptualizing Indigenous Human-Animal Relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand: An Ethical Perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Woodhouse, J., Carr, A., Liebergreen, N., Anderson, L., Beausoleil, N. J., Zobel, G., King, M.

    This article considers the complexity and diversity of ethical concepts and beliefs held by Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand (hereafter New Zealand), relating to animals. A combination of interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with individuals who identify as...