Animal Welfare

Recent developments made in reducing the prevalence of catastrophic fractures in racehorses

Investigates recent developments made in identifying reliable pre-fracture markers and screening tests to detect horses at greater risk of fracture and reduce the incidence of euthanasia associated with catastrophic fracture

Author: 
Pockett, Jessica
Published: 
2018
Essay Description: 
Investigates recent developments made in identifying reliable pre-fracture markers and screening tests to detect horses at greater risk of fracture and reduce the incidence of euthanasia associated with catastrophic fracture

Tight nosebands: can they cause harm?

Discusses the welfare implications associated with overly tightened nosebands in competition horses

Author: 
Griffin, Renae
Published: 
2018
Essay Description: 
Discusses the welfare implications associated with overly tightened nosebands in competition horses

Improving sow and piglet welfare from prepartum to weaning

Discusses housing conditions that can be used to improve welfare of both sows and piglets.

Author: 
Todd, Amanda
Published: 
2018
Essay Description: 
Discusses housing conditions that can be used to improve welfare of both sows and piglets
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Implications of Ostearthritis in Canines and Scientific Developments to Potentially Increase their Welfare

Author: 
Paramanandarajah, Thivyanah
Published: 
2013
Essay Description: 
Explores alternative treatments for osteoarthritic pain in dogs

Advances in Equine Welfare at Every Level: Owning, Training and Riding

Explores welfare issues caused by less-than-ideal housing and advances in thinking on the importance of a basic understanding of the equine ethogram and of learning theory in training and the relative stress of using positive or negative reinforcement.

Author: 
Pini, Taylor
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3295
Essay Description: 
Explores welfare issues caused by less-than-ideal housing and advances in thinking on the importance of a basic understanding of the equine ethogram and of learning theory in training and the relative stress of using positive or negative reinforcement.
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Tackling transport stress - a review on recent research in horse transport and training

Discusses the effect of loading and transport on the welfare of horses and recent research in alternative horse-training methods to reduce stress in loading and transport.

Author: 
Leung, Valeria
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3296
Essay Description: 
Discusses the effect of loading and transport on the welfare of horses and recent research in alternative horse-training methods to reduce stress in loading and transport.
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The effect of environmental enrichment on behavioural expression of intensively housed pigs

Discusses the welfare implications for piglets of providing them with environmental enrichment to help promote the expression of a range of normal forage-related behaviours.

Author: 
Brown, Victoria
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3297
Essay Description: 
Discusses the welfare implications for piglets of providing them with environmental enrichment to help promote the expression of a range of normal forage-related behaviours.
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Are keel bone fractures a growing problem for the layer-hen industry?

Discusses the skeletal health of layer hens, using keel bone fractures as an indicator.

Author: 
Niall, Richard
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3292
Essay Description: 
Discusses the skeletal health of layer hens, using keel bone fractures as an indicator.
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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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Furnished cages, are they really an improvement to layers' welfare?

This essay compares furnished cages with conventional cages and other non-cage options in respect to their welfare benefits for laying hens and investigates how furnished cage can be modified to encourage natural behaviours.

Author: 
Wheeldon, Sarah
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3294
Essay Description: 
This essay compares furnished cages with conventional cages and other non-cage options in respect to their welfare benefits for laying hens and investigates how furnished cage can be modified to encourage natural behaviours.
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