Animal Welfare

Implications of restrictive stabling for the welfare of the performance 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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Explores the association between stabling management and the development and expression of behavioural stereotypies in the horse.

Unnatural Selection: Breeding Practices in Pedigree Dogs

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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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.

The welfare implications associated with mulesing and an evaluation of alternative practices

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

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

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

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in captivity: Advances in husbandry and an increased understanding of their psychological needs

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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Discusses recent findings indicating improvements in captive dolphin care, and potential sources of environmental enrichment, including “toys” and the human-animal bond.

A Conscious Decision: Including Octopus in Welfare Laws on the basis of their self-awareness

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

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

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

The Welfare of Sheep: Mulesing and its alternatives for controlling breech flystrike

Author
Lai, Lik Hang
Published
2012
vein Essay ID
3284
Essay Description
Addresses the welfare problems caused by mulesing and discusses the criteria of alternatives currently available for controlling breech flystrike in sheep in Australia.
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Addresses the welfare problems caused by mulesing and discusses the criteria of alternatives currently available for controlling breech flystrike in sheep in Australia.

The prevention and treatment of anxiety-related behaviours in dogs: an exploration using non-pharmacological methods

Author
Slater, Leah
Published
2012
vein Essay ID
3283
Essay Description
Discusses the efficacy of non-pharmacological methods for the treatment of anxiety disorders in dogs.
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Discusses the efficacy of non-pharmacological methods for the treatment of anxiety disorders in dogs.

The behaviour, effects and treatment associated with separation-related disorders in dogs

Author
Murray, Leah
Published
2012
vein Essay ID
3282
Essay Description
Discusses typical behaviours, such as destructiveness, excessive vocalisation and inappropriate elimination, exhibited by dogs with separation-related disorders and the effects of behaviour-modification techniques and pharmacotherapy treatments.
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Discusses typical behaviours, such as destructiveness, excessive vocalisation and inappropriate elimination, exhibited by dogs with separation-related disorders and the effects of behaviour-modification techniques and pharmacotherapy treatments.