Animal Husbandry

Welfare implications of husbandry procedures for lambs in Australia

Discusses whether psychological and physiological stressors alter the acute pain response to routine husbandry procedures, such as docking and mulesing, in lambs.

Author: 
Wilkins, Sabine
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3293
Essay Description: 
Discusses whether psychological and physiological stressors alter the acute pain response to routine husbandry procedures, such as docking and mulesing, in lambs.
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Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in captivity: Advances in husbandry and an increased understanding of their psychological needs

Discusses recent findings indicating improvements in captive dolphin care, and potential sources of environmental enrichment, including “toys” and the human-animal bond.

Author: 
Lai, Nicholas
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3287
Essay Description: 
Discusses recent findings indicating improvements in captive dolphin care, and potential sources of environmental enrichment, including “toys” and the human-animal bond.
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Piglets and Weaning: Improving Welfare of Piglets by means of Diet and Environment

Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare.

Author: 
Yoshimura, Kasumi
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3256
Essay Description: 
Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare. RSPCA Australia Pig Welfare Science Prize 2011
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Contemporary improvements to the housing conditions and welfare of farmed Blue Fox (Vulpes lagopus) by encouraging typical species-specific behaviour

Summarises new findings on housing practices for Blue Foxes, and discusses the welfare implications of the findings.

Author: 
Flanagan, Cassandra
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3248
Essay Description: 
Summarises new findings on housing practices for Blue Foxes, and discusses the welfare implications of the findings.
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Assessing and Alleviating the Pain of Castration and Tail-docking in Sheep

Investigates the use of drug treatments in alleviating the pain of tail docking and castration in sheep.

Author: 
Brady, Madeleine
Published: 
2010
vein Essay ID: 
3221
Essay Description: 
Investigates the use of drug treatments in alleviating the pain of tail docking and castration in sheep.
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Current Equine Housing Practices and the Importance of Social Enrichment

Looks at current horse husbandry practices with an emphasis on social enrichment to enhance horse welfare.

Author: 
Glasson, Emily
Published: 
2009
vein Essay ID: 
3124
Essay Description: 
Looks at current horse husbandry practices with an emphasis on social enrichment to enhance horse welfare.
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Harmful Social Behaviours in Pigs – Is Environmental Enrichment the Solution?

Animal welfare essay. Harmful Social Behaviours in Pigs – Is Environmental Enrichment the Solution?

Author: 
Moss, Catherine
Published: 
2006
vein Essay ID: 
2735
Essay Description: 
Animal welfare essay. Harmful Social Behaviours in Pigs – Is Environmental Enrichment the Solution?
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Minimisation of pain in cattle castration with respect to method, age and pain relief

Animal welfare essay. Minimisation of pain in cattle castration with respect to method, age and pain relief.

Author: 
Rajkumar, Dharshinee
Published: 
2006
vein Essay ID: 
2736
Essay Description: 
Animal welfare essay. Minimisation of pain in cattle castration with respect to method, age and pain relief.
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The search for an alternative to mulesing: 2010 and beyond

Animal welfare essays. The search for an alternative to mulesing: 2010 and beyond

Author: 
Leary, Emma
Published: 
2006
vein Essay ID: 
2737
Essay Description: 
Animal welfare essays. The search for an alternative to mulesing: 2010 and beyond
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Developments in the welfare of laying hens in caged and non-caged systems

Animal Welfare Essay: Developments in the welfare of laying hens in caged and non-caged systems

Author: 
Deall, David
Published: 
2007
vein Essay ID: 
2858
Essay Description: 
Animal Welfare Essay: Developments in the welfare of laying hens in caged and non-caged systems
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