Behavioral management at the Phoenix Zoo: new strategies and perspectives
Contributor(s):: Tresz, H.
It all started with a seemingly simple decision to re-evaluate and document the Phoenix Zoo's behavioral management protocol. The purpose of this project was to present proactive standards for the care and psychological well-being of our living collection, while meeting or exceeding the...
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...
What shelters can do about euthanasia-related stress: an examination of recommendations from those on the front line
Contributor(s):: Rogelberg, S. G., Digiacomo, N., Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., Clark, O. L., Teeter, L., Walker, A. G., Carter, N. T., Starling, P. G.
Shelter employees with euthanasia responsibilities are an at-risk population for a variety of psychological and emotional ailments. This study surveyed 305 employees from 62 shelters throughout the United States to gather first-hand perspectives on what should be done to assist shelter workers in...
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.
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.
Auditing animal welfare and making practical improvements in beef-, pork- and sheep-slaughter plants
Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.
Identifying reasons for stun failures in slaughterhouses for cattle and pigs: a field study
Contributor(s):: Wenzlawowicz, M. von, Holleben, K. von, Eser, E.
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.
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.
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...
The "revolving door" between regulatory agencies and industry: a problem that requires reconceptualizing objectivity
Contributor(s):: Meghani, Z., Kuzma, J.
There is a "revolving door" between federal agencies and the industries regulated by them. Often, at the end of their industry tenure, key industry personnel seek employment in government regulatory entities and vice versa. The flow of workers between the two sectors could bring about good....
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...
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...
Role of the veterinary nurse in Euthanasia and pet loss support
Contributor(s):: McNeill, B.
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
Occupational stress in veterinary nurses: roles of the work environment and own companion animal
Contributor(s):: Black, A. F., Winefield, H. R., Chur-Hansen, A.
Veterinary nursing has been identified as an occupation at risk for occupational stress and burnout, but a better understanding of job stressors and influencing factors is needed. The aim of this study was to examine occupational stress in a veterinary nursing population based on established work...
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...