"Don't bring me a dog...I'll just keep it": understanding unplanned dog acquisitions amongst a sample of dog owners attending canine health and welfare community events in the United Kingdom
| Contributor(s):: Holland, K. E., Mead, R., Casey, R. A., Upjohn, M. M., Christley, R. M.
Understanding the factors that result in people becoming dog owners is key to developing messaging around responsible acquisition and providing appropriate support for prospective owners to ensure a strong dog–owner bond and optimise dog welfare. This qualitative study investigated factors...
"Fowle fowles"? The sacred pelican and the profane cormorant in early modern culture
| Contributor(s):: De Ornellas, Kevin
"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
| Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...
'A place for everything': moral landscapes of 'swiftlet farming' in George Town, Malaysia
| Contributor(s):: Connolly, C.
This paper is based on 6 months of ethnographic, multi-sited research in Malaysia, and investigates the relatively recent phenomenon of edible birds' nest farming in urban areas ('swiftlet farming'). Swiftlet farms are typically converted shophouses or other buildings which have been...
'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.
Pet rabbit welfare is a hidden crisis: Inappropriately housed, fed, and not routinely provided healthcare—rabbits can often suffer painful conditions and shortened lifespans. This study provides novel understanding of owners’ perceptions of rabbits’ mental capabilities; how this...
'Animal Ethics Dilemma': an interactive learning tool for university and professional training
| Contributor(s):: Hanlon, A. J., Algers, A., Dich, T., Hansen, T., Loor, H., Sandoe, P.
'Animal Ethics Dilemma' is a freely available computer-supported learning tool (www.animalethicsdilemma.net or www.aedilemma.net) which has been developed primarily for veterinary undergraduates but is applicable also to students in other fields of animal science. The objectives of the computer...
'stray appetites': a socio-ecological analysis of free-ranging dogs living alongside human communities in Bangalore, India
| Contributor(s):: Bhalla, S. J., Kemmers, R., Vasques, A., Vanak, A. T.
A bibliometric analysis of past and emergent trends in animal welfare science
| Contributor(s):: Freire, R., Nicol, C. J.
A comparison of behavioural methodologies utilised to quantify deviations in piglet behaviour associated with castration
| Contributor(s):: Park, R. M., Cramer, M. C., Wagner, B. K., Turner, P., Moraes, L. E., Viscardi, A. V., Coetzee, J. F., Pairis-Garcia, M. D.
A critical review o f animal-based welfare indicators for polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in zoos: Identification and evidence of validity
| Contributor(s):: Skovlund, C. R., Kirchner, M. K., Moos, L. W., Alsted, N., Manteca, X., Tallo-Parra, O., Stelvig, M., Forkman, B.
A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal
| Contributor(s):: Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.
Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...
A cross-sectional study of the prevalence of lameness in finishing pigs, gilts and pregnant sows and associations with limb lesions and floor types on commercial farms in England
| Contributor(s):: Kilbride, A. L., Gillman, C. E., Green, L. E.
The prevalence and risks for abnormal gait in finishing pigs (Sus scrofa), gilts and pregnant sows from a representative cross-section of indoor and outdoor herds in the United Kingdom were investigated. The prevalence of abnormal gait in finishing pigs, maiden gilts, pregnant gilts and pregnant...
A cultural history of animals
| Contributor(s):: Kalof, Linda, Pohl-Resl, Brigitte
A Cultural History of Animals is a multi-volume project on the history of human-animal relations from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers 4500 years of human-animal interaction.Volume 1: Antiquity to the Dark Ages (2500BC-1000AD)Volume 2: The Medieval Age (1000-1400)Volume...
A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice
| Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.
A influência da relação entre homem e animais no aprendizado de zoologia
| Contributor(s):: Ricardo Cardoso Leite
Este trabalho investiga como a relação entre homem e animal pode influenciar no aprendizado de Zoologia. Foram testadas três hipóteses: quanto maior a afinidade de uma pessoa pelos animais maior é o seu aprendizado; quanto mais contato a pessoa tem com a natureza...
A meta-analysis on the effects of the housing environment on the behaviour, mortality, and performance of growing rabbits
| Contributor(s):: Sommerville, R., Ruiz, R., Averos, X.
A network perspective on animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Rowland, T., Pike, T. W., Burman, O. H. P.
A new metric for quantifying the relative impact of risk factors on loss of working life illustrated in a population of working dogs
| Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., Harvey, N. D., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.
In a resource-limited world, organisations attempting to reduce the impact of health or behaviour issues need to choose carefully how to allocate resources for the highest overall impact. However, such choices may not always be obvious. Which has the biggest impact? A large change to a small...
A partnership for humans and animals
| Contributor(s):: McDowell, R. E.
A persistent abnormal repetitive behaviour in a false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas)
| Contributor(s):: Michaels, C. J., Gini, B. F., Clifforde, L.