welfare

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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The impact of photoperiod on the health and welfare of broiler chickens

Author: 
Hall, Emma
Published: 
2014
Essay Description: 
Explores the detrimental effects of constant lighting on broiler chicken health and welfare. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2014
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Sheep and their welfare: Live export

Author: 
Wille, Danielle
Published: 
2014
Essay Description: 
A discussion of recent advances in research into the impacts of transport, especially long distance, on sheep welfare
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