Animal Welfare

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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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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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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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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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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Breech modification of Merino lambs for flystrike prevention

An assessment of the systemic effects, tissue damage, wound healing and efficacy of three different methods of breech modification of Merino lambs for flystrike prevention

Author: 
Johnson, Aly
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3272
Essay Description: 
An assessment of the systemic effects, tissue damage, wound healing and efficacy of three different methods of breech modification of Merino lambs for flystrike prevention
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Human-Dog Interactions: Examining its Effects on Dog Behaviour, Learning Ability and Welfare

Discusses the way in which improving human-dog interactions can enhance dog behaviour, learning ability and consequent welfare.

Author: 
Vera, Cynthia Cricri
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3275
Essay Description: 
Discusses the way in which improving human-dog interactions can enhance dog behaviour, learning ability and consequent welfare.
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Improving the welfare of cats in animal shelters

Investigates the behaviour of cats in shelters as a key to improving their welfare

Author: 
Khoo, Deborah
Published: 
2012
vein Essay ID: 
3276
Essay Description: 
Investigates the behaviour of cats in shelters as a key to improving their welfare
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