Animal Welfare

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

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

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

The effect of environmental enrichment on behavioural expression of intensively housed pigs

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.

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.

Tackling transport stress - a review on recent research in horse transport and training

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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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.

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

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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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.

Furnished cages, are they really an improvement to layers' welfare?

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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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.

Welfare implications of husbandry procedures for lambs in Australia

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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Discusses whether psychological and physiological stressors alter the acute pain response to routine husbandry procedures, such as docking and mulesing, in lambs.