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  1. Trauma etiology in dogs and cats: a retrospective study of 4626 cases

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    | Contributor(s):: Cojocaru, R., Schuszler, L., Bumb, D., Barnea, R., Igna, C.

    Traumatic injuries are a major health hazard having an important impact in animals' welfare. The outcome following a traumatic event in the animal's life, depends on multiple factors, the most common ones being the cause of trauma, the location of the trauma and the amount of kinetic...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Camerlink, I.

  3. The morality of the reptile "pet" trade

    | Contributor(s):: Warwick, C.

    The trade in, and private keeping of, reptiles as "pets" raises several ethical concerns regarding animal welfare (associated with handling, storage, transportation, intensive captive breeding, captivity stress, injury, disease, and high premature mortality); public health and safety (associated...

  4. Admissions of cats to animal welfare shelters in Melbourne, Australia

    | Contributor(s):: Marston, L. C., Bennett, P. C.

    Although the number of companion animal (pet) cats (Felis catus) in Australia is decreasing, there has not been a corresponding reduction in feline admissions to nonhuman animal welfare shelters. This study tracked 15,206 cat admissions to 1 large Melbourne shelter over a 12-month period. Data...

  5. Animal welfare - scientific approaches to the issues

    | Contributor(s):: Millman, S. T.

    Nonhuman animal welfare is of significant public interest, globally and within the United States. Value-based judgments are intrinsic to animal welfare assessment, according to the relative weighting of factors associated with animal performance, health, affective states, and natural living. The...

  6. Does horse temperament influence horse-rider cooperation? (Special Issue: Equitation science.)

    | Contributor(s):: Visser, E. K., Reenen, C. G. van, Blokhuis, M. Z., Morgan, E. K. M., Hassmen, P., Rundgren, T. M. M., Blokhuis, H. J.

    Cooperation between rider and horse is of major importance in equitation. A balanced team of horse and rider improves (sport) performances and welfare aspects by decreasing stress, frustration, risks of injuries, and accidents. Important features affecting the cooperation are the physical skills,...

  7. Livestock vehicle accidents in Spain: causes, consequences, and effects on animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Miranda-de la Lama, G. C., Sepulveda, W. S., Villarroel, M., Maria, G. A.

    Livestock vehicle accidents are rare but involve significant economic, human, and nonhuman farm animal losses. This study obtained information on the characteristics of accidents, the animals involved, and injuries to humans from newspaper reports about livestock vehicle accidents in Spain from...

  8. Rat's demand for group size

    | Contributor(s):: Patterson-Kane, E. P., Hunt, M., Harper, D.

    Social isolation compromises the welfare of rats. However, it is not clear how many rats should be housed together under laboratory conditions. Pair housing, sometimes recommended over group housing, may help avoid aggression and disease transmission. Female rats, however, showed the highest...

  9. Self-harm in laboratory-housed primates: where is the evidence that the Animal Welfare Act amendment has worked?

    | Contributor(s):: Balcombe, J., Ferdowsian, H., Durham, D.

    The 1985 amendment to the United States Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to promote psychological well being of primates in the laboratory represents an acknowledgment of an important welfare problem concerning nonhuman animals. How effective has this amendment been? Perhaps the best-known contributor to...

  10. Training large macaws for artificial insemination procedures

    | Contributor(s):: Leblanc, F., Pothet, G., Jalme, M. S., Dorval, M., Bovet, D.

    For some endangered parrot species, captive breeding may be the only insurance for their survival. However, many individuals in captivity do not reproduce. Artificial insemination (AI) may help overcome reproductive failures or geographic distance. For semen collection in birds, massage is the...

  11. Using fecal hormonal and behavioral analyses to evaluate the introduction of two sable antelope at Lincoln Park Zoo

    | Contributor(s):: Loeding, E., Thomas, J., Bernier, D., Santymire, R.

    Introductions of sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) can be difficult due to the potential ensuing aggression compounded by their large horns. The goal was to use hormonal assays and behavioral analyses to evaluate the success of an introduction of 2 adult females at Lincoln Park Zoo. The...

  12. Welfare and environmental implications of farmed sea turtles

    | Contributor(s):: Arena, P. C., Warwick, C., Steedman, C.

    Various captivity-related health problems have been described as arising in the farming of sea turtles at the Cayman Turtle Farm (CTF). Our study included a desktop review of turtle farming, direct onsite inspection at the CTF, assessment of visual materials and reports provided by investigators...

  13. Characterization of injuries caused by dogs and cats to humans in the municipality of Jaboticabal, Sao Paulo, between the years 2000 and 2009

    | Contributor(s):: Frias, D. F. R., Nunes, J. O. R., Carvalho, A. A. B.

  14. Cruelty towards domestic cats

    | Contributor(s):: Siqueira, A. de, Cassiano, F. C., Maioka, P. C.

  15. Non-accidental injuries found in necropsies of domestic cats: a review of 191 cases

    | Contributor(s):: Siqueira, A. de, Cassiano, F. C., Landi, M. F. de A., Marlet, E. F., Maiorka, P. C.

  16. 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

  17. Acute effects of cage cleaning at different frequencies on laboratory rat behaviour and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Peters, A., Mason, G. J.

  18. Associations between the psychological characteristics of the human-dog relationship and oxytocin and cortisol levels

    | Contributor(s):: Handlin, L., Nilsson, A., Ejdeback, M., Hydbring-Sandberg, E., Uvnas-Moberg, K.

  19. Culled early or culled late: economic decisions and risks to welfare in dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Langford, F. M., Stott, A. W.

  20. Effect of short and long periods of separation on agonistic behaviour, injuries and stress in Herens cows kept in loose housing

    | Contributor(s):: Castro, I. M. L., Gygax, L., Wechsler, B., Hauser, R.

    Hérens cows are typically not dehorned and are therefore housed in tie-barns during winter. Recently, however, farmers have started to also use loose housing systems. They separate single cows from their herd for periods of a few days to ensure undisturbed calving and to avoid excessive...