Animal Welfare

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

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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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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Discusses newly developed, non-surgical methods as alternatives to beak trimming to prevent injurious feather pecking

Examines alternative non-surgical methods, such as feather spraying and providing opportunities for natural behaviours, to reduce feather pecking and improve layer welfare

Author: 
Kennedy, Lisa
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3285
Essay Description: 
Examines alternative non-surgical methods, such as feather spraying and providing opportunities for natural behaviours, to reduce feather pecking and improve layer welfare. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2012
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A Conscious Decision: Including Octopus in Welfare Laws on the basis of their self-awareness

Discusses the needs that octopus show for an improved standard of care in captivity, especially for a more stimulating and enriched environment.

Author: 
Fisher, Louise
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3286
Essay Description: 
Discusses the needs that octopus show for an improved standard of care in captivity, especially for a more stimulating and enriched environment.
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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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