Discusses whether psychological and physiological stressors alter the acute pain response to routine husbandry procedures, such as docking and mulesing, in lambs.
Discusses recent findings indicating improvements in captive dolphin care, and potential sources of environmental enrichment, including “toys” and the human-animal bond.
Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare.
Summarises new findings on housing practices for Blue Foxes, and discusses the welfare implications of the findings.
Investigates the use of drug treatments in alleviating the pain of tail docking and castration in sheep.
Looks at current horse husbandry practices with an emphasis on social enrichment to enhance horse welfare.
Animal Welfare Essay: Developments in the welfare of laying hens in caged and non-caged systems
Animal welfare essays. The search for an alternative to mulesing: 2010 and beyond
Animal welfare essay. Minimisation of pain in cattle castration with respect to method, age and pain relief.
Animal welfare essay. Harmful Social Behaviours in Pigs – Is Environmental Enrichment the Solution?