Cortisol Levels of Shelter Dogs in Animal Assisted Interventions in a Prison: An Exploratory Study
| Contributor(s):: d'Angelo, D., d'Ingeo, S., Ciani, F., Visone, M., Sacchettino, L., Avallone, L., Quaranta, A.
Previous studies regarding the Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) have mainly focused on the beneficial effects of human-animal interactions on human health; whereas the impact of such activities on the welfare of the animals involved has received limited attention. So far, few studies have...
Associations between On-farm Welfare, Milk Production, and Reproductive Performance in Dairy Herds in Northwestern Spain
| Contributor(s):: Bugueiro, Ana, Fouz, Ramiro, Diéguez, Francisco J.
Social proximities of developing gorilla males (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in European zoos: The consequences of castration and social composition
| Contributor(s):: Létang, Benoit, Mulot, Baptiste, Alerte, Vanessa, Bionda, Thomas, Britton, Lisa, ter Meulen, Tjerk, Szánthó, János, Guéry, Jean-Pascal, Sueur, Cédric
Effect of animal’s experience and rodeo procedures on behaviour of bucking horses at a large commercial rodeo in Canada
| Contributor(s):: Goldhawk, Christy, Grandin, Temple, Pajor, Ed
Optical flow, behaviour and broiler chicken welfare in the UK and Switzerland
| Contributor(s):: Dawkins, Marian Stamp, Wang, Lawrence, Ellwood, Stephen A., Roberts, Stephen J., Gebhardt-Henrich, Sabine G.
How Ethical Ideologies Relate to Public Attitudes Toward Nonhuman Animals: The Japanese Case
| Contributor(s):: Su, B. T., Koda, N., Martens, P.
The Power of a Positive Human-Animal Relationship for Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Rault, J. L., Waiblinger, S., Boivin, X., Hemsworth, P.
Methodology for experimental and observational animal studies in cow-calf contact systems
| Contributor(s):: de Oliveira, D., Barth, K., Haskell, M. J., Hillmann, E., Jensen, M. B., Johnsen, J. F., Mejdell, C., Waiblinger, S., Ferneborg, S.
Test of temperament in mink is influenced by a shelf in the front of the cage and the stimulus size rather than by features of the test person
| Contributor(s):: Henriksen, Britt I. F., Møller, Steen H., Malmkvist, Jens
The study evaluates the effect of different test conditions on the temperament of farm mink, using the stick test. We hypothesised that mink perceive some test conditions as more fear eliciting. Specifically, we hypothesised that (A) the dimension of the presented stimulus in the test, a wooden...
The effect of perches and aviary tiers on the mating behaviour of two hybrids of broiler breeders
| Contributor(s):: Gebhardt-Henrich, Sabine G., Jordan, Anja, Toscano, Michael J., Würbel, Hanno
Broiler breeders are kept for the production of fertile eggs. They face serious welfare problems like aggressive behaviour of the males towards females during mating. Furthermore, broiler breeders are usually kept without perches which are a highly valued resource in chickens. The aim of the...
Handling and moving cull sows upon arrival at the slaughterhouse—Effects of small versus larger groups of sows
| Contributor(s):: Herskin, Mette S., Christensen, Sanne W., Rousing, Tine
In modern pig production up to 50 % of the sows are slaughtered each year. So far, only few studies have focused on how sows are handled and moved within slaughterhouses. We examined effects of group size on the behaviour of sows and the ease of moving them from the entrance of a slaughterhouse...
Comparative assessment of general behaviour and fear-related responses in hatchery-hatched and on-farm hatched broiler chickens
| Contributor(s):: Giersberg, Mona F., Poolen, Ilse, de Baere, Kris, Gunnink, Henk, van Hattum, Theo, van Riel, Johan W., de Jong, Ingrid C.
Traditionally, broiler chickens hatch in the hatchery and they are usually not provided with feed and water until placement at the farm. This can have negative effects on their health and welfare. Therefore, alternative systems providing early nutrition, for instance by hatching eggs in a poultry...
'All Ears': A Questionnaire of 1516 Owner Perceptions of the Mental Abilities of Pet Rabbits, Subsequent Resource Provision, and the Effect on Welfare
| Contributor(s):: McMahon, S. A., Wigham, E.
Human caregivers are integrated social partners for captive chimpanzees
| Contributor(s):: Funkhouser, J. A., Mayhew, J. A., Mulcahy, J. B., Sheeran, L. K.
The Natural Behavior Debate: Two Conceptions of Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Browning, Heather
The performance of natural behavior is commonly used as a criterion in the determination of animal welfare. This is still true, despite many authors having demonstrated that it is not a necessary component of welfare – some natural behaviors may decrease welfare, while some unnatural behaviors...
Influence of the Competition Context on Arousal in Agility Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Carpenter, Alison M., Guy, Jonathan H., Leach, Matthew C.
To determine whether participation in dog agility has an impact on canine arousal and welfare, this study aimed firstly to identify the effect of the competition context on arousal changes experienced by dogs, as distinct from purely physical participation in agility, and secondly to assess the...
The Ethics and Welfare Implications of Keeping Western European Hedgehogs (erinaceus Europaeus) in Captivity
| Contributor(s):: Jones, S. A., Chapman, Stella
Patient outcomes for hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) casualties are not limited to release versus euthanasia; some hedgehogs have conditions that do not preclude their ability to survive in captivity with human intervention. This research explored the welfare implications and ethical issues of...
Infrared Thermography as an Indicator of Heat Loss in Fur-Chewing Chinchillas (Chinchilla Lanigera)
| Contributor(s):: Łapiński, Stanisław, Orel, Joanna, Niedbała, Piotr, Kucharska, Weronika, Jakubowska, Magdalena, Lisowska-Lis, Agnieszka, Tombarkiewicz, Barbara, Lis, Marcin W.
Fur-chewing is a common problem in chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera). It may affect the welfare of animals due to heat loss, thereby possibly impacting food and water intake to maintain body temperature. In this context, infrared thermography seems to be a suitable method of measuring heat...
Development and Validation of Broiler Welfare Assessment Methods for Research and On-farm Audits
| Contributor(s):: Meyer, Meaghan M., Johnson, Anna K., Bobeck, Elizabeth A.
Required auditing of on-farm broiler welfare in the United States has increased; however, a lack of validated tools exists for assessment of enrichment. National Chicken Council (NCC) guidelines were used on a subset of 300 Ross 308 broilers out of 1200 to validate and adapt welfare measures....
The effects of the Spanish COVID-19 lockdown on people, their pets and the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Bowen, J., García, E., Darder, P., Argüelles, J., Fatjó, J.