Animal Welfare

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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Environmental enrichment for growing pigs: Could novelty be the key?

Discusses the effects of environmental enrichment and the important role played by novelty when enrichment is provided on commercial pig farms.

Author: 
Mace, Nicole
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3288
Essay Description: 
Discusses the effects of environmental enrichment and the important role played by novelty when enrichment is provided on commercial pig farms.
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The welfare implications associated with mulesing and an evaluation of alternative practices

Discusses the welfare issues associated with current mulesing techniques and the benefits of alternative methods in terms of both sheep welfare and productivity.

Author: 
Fogarty, Eloise
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3289
Essay Description: 
Discusses the welfare issues associated with current mulesing techniques and the benefits of alternative methods in terms of both sheep welfare and productivity.
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Mulesing - A Review of Alternatives Researched in 2011-2012

This review compares the welfare implications of mulesing with two emerging alternatives: occlusive clips and intradermal treatments.

Author: 
Gillis, Beth
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3273
Essay Description: 
This review compares the welfare implications of mulesing with two emerging alternatives: occlusive clips and intradermal treatments.
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Unnatural Selection: Breeding Practices in Pedigree Dogs

Discusses mechanisms responsible for disseminating inherited diseases in pedigree dogs and examines the tools available to improve the health and welfare of those breeds most severely affected.

Author: 
Conradi, Oliver
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3290
Essay Description: 
Discusses mechanisms responsible for disseminating inherited diseases in pedigree dogs and examines the tools available to improve the health and welfare of those breeds most severely affected.
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Prevalence, Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Explores improvements in understanding the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of canine cognitive dysfunction to improve the well-being of senior dogs

Author: 
Tung, Tiffany
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3270
Essay Description: 
Explores improvements in understanding the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of canine cognitive dysfunction to improve the well-being of senior dogs
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Advances in the use of immunocastration as an alternative to surgical castration in male pigs

Discusses the use of immunocastration as a welfare-friendly alternative to surgical castration in order to reduce the risk of boar taint in male pigs.

Author: 
Connor, Caitlin
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3274
Essay Description: 
Discusses the use of immunocastration as a welfare-friendly alternative to surgical castration in order to reduce the risk of boar taint in male pigs. RSPCA Australia Pig Welfare Science Prize 2012
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Implications of restrictive stabling for the welfare of the performance horse

Explores the association between stabling management and the development and expression of behavioural stereotypies in the horse.

Author: 
Beaumont, Rebecca
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3291
Essay Description: 
Explores the association between stabling management and the development and expression of behavioural stereotypies in the horse.
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