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  1. Staff views on the involvement of animals in care home life: An exploratory study

    Contributor(s):: Jane Fossey, Vanessa Lawrence

    This qualitative study examined the views of one hundred and eight care staff working in fifteen care homes in the United Kingdom about the involvement of animals in the care practices of the home. The perceived benefits and difficulties of delivering person-centered and psychosocial care,...

  2. Employee reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work: identifying turning-point events through retrospective narratives

    Contributor(s):: Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., Rogelberg, S. G., Walker, A., Schultz, L., Clark, O.

    This study used a retrospective narrative procedure to examine the critical events that influence reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work of 35 employees who have stayed in the animal care and welfare field for at least 2 years. Data were collected at the 2002 Animal Care Expo held in...

  3. Why did you choose this pet?: Adopters and pet selection preferences in five animal shelters in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Miller, K., Mohan-Gibbons, H., Vela, C.

  4. A survey of the attitudes of stakeholders in the zoo industry towards the husbandry requirements of captive Great Apes

    Contributor(s):: Fernie, A. C., Tribe, A., Murray, P. J., Lisle, A., Phillips, C. J. C.

  5. Auditing animal welfare and making practical improvements in beef-, pork- and sheep-slaughter plants

    Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

  6. Identifying reasons for stun failures in slaughterhouses for cattle and pigs: a field study

    Contributor(s):: Wenzlawowicz, M. von, Holleben, K. von, Eser, E.

  7. Plasma cortisol and noradrenalin concentrations in pigs: automated sampling of freely moving pigs housed in the PigTurnReg. versus manually sampled and restrained pigs

    Contributor(s):: Marchant-Forde, J. N., Matthews, D. L., Poletto, R., McCain, R. R., Mann, D. D., DeGraw, R. T., Hampsch, J. M., Peters, S., Knipp, G. T., Kissinger, C. B.

  8. The welfare of low-volume farm animals during transport and at slaughter: a review of current knowledge and recommendations for future research

    Contributor(s):: Bornett-Gauci, H. L. I., Martin, J. E., Arney, D. R.

  9. Measuring biotechnology employees' ethical attitudes towards a controversial transgenic cattle project: the Ethical Valence Matrix

    Contributor(s):: Small, B. H., Fisher, M. W.

    What is the relationship between biotechnology employees' beliefs about the moral outcomes of a controversial transgenic research project and their attitudes of acceptance towards the project? To answer this question, employees (n=466) of a New Zealand company, AgResearch Ltd., were surveyed...

  10. The effects of personality of keepers and tigers ( Panthera tigris tigris ) on their behaviour in an interactive zoo exhibit

    Contributor(s):: Phillips, C., Peck, D.

    Personalities can be determined for individual animals from their distinctive patterns of behaviour, providing that they are consistent across time and situations. Although there have been no previous studies of the role of personality in keeper:tiger interactions in zoos/wildlife parks, previous...

  11. Modifying stockperson attitudes and behaviour towards pigs at a large commercial farm

    Contributor(s):: Coleman, G. J., Hemsworth, P. H., Hay, M., Cox, M.

    Considerable research into the role of the stockperson's attitude and behaviour on the behaviour, productivity and welfare of commercial pigs has been conducted. Recently, it has been demonstrated that a training program to modify the attitudes and behaviour of stockpeople on small and moderately...

  12. A study of the relationships between the attitudinal and behavioural profiles of stockpersons and the level of fear of human and reproductive performance of commercial pigs

    Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L., Coleman, G. J., Hansen, C.

    Animals on 19 commercial farms were studied. The level of fear of humans by sows was assessed by observing their approach behaviour to an experimenter in a standard 3-min test.The time taken to enter an area within 0.5 m of the experimenter was related to farrowing rate (P

  13. Stunning and killing of edible crabs ( Cancer pagurus )

    Contributor(s):: Roth, B., Oines, S.

    The stunning and killing efficiency of ice, superchilling (N2 gas), freezing (-37 degrees C), gradual heating (40 degrees C), boiling, piercing of ganglia, salt baths (NaCl and KCl), gas (CO2) and electricity (50 Hz AC) on edible crabs was studied. Results showed that electricity was the most...