Animal Welfare

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

Discusses the efficacy of non-pharmacological methods for the treatment of anxiety disorders in dogs.

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

Addresses the welfare problems caused by mulesing and discusses the criteria of alternatives currently available for controlling breech flystrike in sheep in Australia.

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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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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Welfare Problems, including Chronic Hunger, in Broiler Breeders

Discusses the need to address welfare issues in broiler chickens which have arisen because of the modern need for rapid growth.

Author: 
Bartlett, Peter
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3264
Essay Description: 
Discusses the need to address welfare issues in broiler chickens which have arisen because of the modern need for rapid growth.
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Improvements in the Welfare and Behaviour of Intensively Raised Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus)

Examines measures to improve the welfare of intensively raised pigs in recent years.

Author: 
Rees, Peter
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3265
Essay Description: 
Examines measures to improve the welfare of intensively raised pigs in recent years.
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The Importance of Reducing Stocking Density to Improve Broiler Welfare

Demonstrates that reducing stocking density on broiler farms will significantly improve broiler welfare.

Author: 
Bahal, Pooja
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3266
Essay Description: 
Demonstrates that reducing stocking density on broiler farms will significantly improve broiler welfare.
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