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  1. Foot disorders in dairy cattle: impact on cow and dairy farmer

    Contributor(s):: Bruijnis, M. R. N., Beerda, B., Hogeveen, H., Stassen, E. N.

  2. Impact of rapid treatment of sheep lame with footrot on welfare and economics and farmer attitudes to lameness in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Kaler, J., Wassink, G. J., King, E. M., Thomas, R. G.

  3. 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

  4. Uptake and effectiveness of interventions to reduce claw lesions in 40 dairy herds in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Barker, Z. E., Wright, J. L., Blowey, R. W., Amory, J. R., Green, L. E.

  5. Effect of a synthetic plate in the lying area on lying behaviour, degree of fouling and skin lesions at the leg joints of finishing pigs

    Contributor(s):: Savary, P., Gygax, L., Wechsler, B., Hauser, R.

    Flooring type may have a major influence on thermoregulatory behaviour in finishing pigs, as well as on the occurrence of skin lesions at their leg joints and pen fouling. In this study, we compared the lying behaviour, pen fouling and the occurrence of leg lesions in finishing pigs kept in...

  6. Effect of a warm and flexible piglet nest heating system - the warm water bed - on piglet behaviour, live weight management and skin lesions

    Contributor(s):: Ziron, M., Hoy, St

    The aim of this investigation was to develop and test a new heating system for young piglets. Video observations were recorded, once a week over a 24-h period, with the help of an infrared video technique. The recordings were analysed to determine how long the piglets would remain in the nest...

  7. Development of a questionnaire to assess the impact of atopic dermatitis on health-related quality of life of affected dogs and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Favrot, C., Linek, M., Mueller, R., Zini, E.

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic or chronically relapsing human and canine skin disease that is known to affect the quality of life (QoL) of affected individuals. Several studies have been conducted to develop disease-specific questionnaires and assess QoL in parents of children with AD and in...

  8. What are the differences in management and disease between pet and commercial goats?

    Contributor(s):: Roe, V.

    This study was conducted to determine the differences in management and environment and the common disease problems between pet and commercial goats. Goat owners (n=38) were given questionnaires covering the type of enterprise, management and disease. The owners were categorized using both the...

  9. Evidence for canine olfactory detection of melanoma

    Contributor(s):: Pickel, D., Manucy, G. P., Walker, D. B., Hall, S. B., Walker, J. C.

    Evidence of chemical markers for melanoma in blood and urine suggests that volatile chemicals might be released from melanoma cells (on the skin surface) in amounts sufficient to allow early diagnosis. When tested using methods normally used in canine olfactory detection of drugs and explosives,...

  10. The effects of fear and anxiety on health and lifespan in pet dogs

    Contributor(s):: Dreschel, N. A.

    Fear and anxiety-related behaviors are common in pet dogs and are likely to cause a physiological stress response in individuals that are exposed to those things they find fear or anxiety-inducing. Stress responses are related to a number of changes in hormonal and immune modulation and have been...

  11. Associations between lesion-specific lameness and the milk yield of 1,635 dairy cows from seven herds in the Xth region of Chile and implications for management of lame dairy cows worldwide

    Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Borkert, J., Monti, G., Tadich, N.

    Lameness is one of the greatest infringements of welfare in dairy cows. The objective of this study was to investigate associations between milk yield and foot lesions causing lameness in Chilean dairy cattle with the hypothesis that if we can demonstrate that lameness reduces yield, and so...

  12. Does rubber flooring improve welfare and production in growing bulls in fully slatted floor pens?

    Contributor(s):: Graunke, K. L., Telezhenko, E., Hessle, A., Bergsten, C., Loberg, J. M.

    This study compared the effects of concrete slats (CS), synthetic rubber slats on aluminium profiles (RS) and slotted rubber mats on concrete slats (RM) in fully slatted floor pens on behaviour, claw and leg disorders, claw horn growth, cleanliness and production parameters of growing dairy bulls...

  13. Effect of footrests on the incidence of ulcerative pododermatitis in domestic rabbit does

    Contributor(s):: Rosell, J. M., Fuente, L. F. de la

    Ulcerative pododermatitis or sore hocks is a common condition in adult rabbits housed in cages with wire-mesh floors. This study was carried out on a recently-opened commercial farm with 224 breeding cages (112 without footrests [NFR] and 112 with footrests [FR]) to assess the effect of footrests...

  14. Effects of feeding enrichment on the behaviour and welfare of captive waldrapps (Northern bald ibis) ( Geronticus eremita )

    Contributor(s):: Vargas-Ashby, H. E., Pankhurst, S. J.

    One of the contributing factors leading to the development of serious foot problems such as bumblefoot (pododermatitis) in captive birds is an abnormally sedentary lifestyle. This study investigated the effects of feeding enrichment on the activity levels of a captive colony of seven Waldrapps or...

  15. Welfare assessment of broilers through examination of haematomas, foot-pad dermatitis, scratches and breast blisters at processing

    Contributor(s):: Gouveia, K. G., Vaz-Pires, P., Costa, P. M. da

    Analysis of post mortem lesions is a common means for assessing poultry welfare during rearing and pre-slaughter handling. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of: age, sex, rearing system, total number of birds on-farm, period between catch and slaughter and distance from poultry...

  16. Welfare issues with the carriage horse. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Baldwin, J.

    This chapter gives a brief overview of the urban carriage horse industry in the larger US cities. Common health problems in carriage horses and health regulations are described. Moreover, some relevant welfare issues are outlined.