welfare

Welfare of Teleosts in Transit: Advances in Stress Minimisation Techniques in the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

A concise overview of stress biology in teleost fishes and current methodologies aimed at reducing the physiological effects of transit-induced stress.

Author: 
Grima, Michael Anthony
Published: 
2016
Essay Description: 
Management of transit-induced stress in rainbow trout
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Recent advances in the welfare of domestic cats (Felis catus) in animal shelters

This essays discusses recent developments with the potential to improve the welfare of domestic cats in shelters.

Author: 
Jobbins, Sarah Elizabeth
Published: 
2016
Essay Description: 
Welfare of domestic cats in shelters
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Captive Asian Elephant Welfare: Recent Research into Training and Handling Methods

Author: 
Elliott, Samantha
Published: 
2015
Essay Description: 
This paper explores recent research into the welfare benefits possible for captive Asian Elephants with alternatives to traditional elephant training and handling methods.
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Improving the Welfare of Australian Stock-herding Dogs

Author: 
Davis, Rosemary
Published: 
2015
Essay Description: 
An investigation into improving stock herding-dog welfare by using environmental factors and genetics to predict training success rates, thereby minimising wastage.
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Welfare Issues in Free-range Laying Systems

Author: 
Atkins, Monique
Published: 
2015
Essay Description: 
Explores the risk factors associated with feather-pecking in free-range systems and strategies to reduce its prevalence.
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Improving the Health and Welfare of Dairy Calves

Author: 
Wallington, Caitlin
Published: 
2015
Essay Description: 
Investigates the effects of social contact, stockperson behaviour and transport on the health and welfare of dairy calves.
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Welfare of Broiler Breeders

Author: 
Nessiem, Andrew
Published: 
2015
Essay Description: 
Discusses ways of improving and measuring the welfare of frustratingly hungry broiler breeders.
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The effects of housing on sow and piglet welfare

Author: 
Mo, Sarah Vanessa
Published: 
2014
Essay Description: 
Discusses ways of improving the welfare of farrowing sows and their litters.
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The welfare implications of tail biting in pigs

Author: 
Elin, Nickala
Published: 
2014
Essay Description: 
Discusses the welfare and economic benefits of controlling tail biting in pigs housed in intensive systems. RSPCA Australia Pig Welfare Science Prize 2014
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The welfare of sheep sold for live export

Author: 
Hewitt, Lizzy
Published: 
2014
Essay Description: 
Discusses aspects of welfare during both land and sea transport, and the implications of recently discovered feed additives: flaxseed and quercetin.
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