Animal Welfare

Piglets and Weaning: Improving Welfare of Piglets by means of Diet and Environment

Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare.

Author: 
Yoshimura, Kasumi
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3256
Essay Description: 
Investigates tools for improving the management of piglets during weaning, with the aim of reducing stress and improving welfare. RSPCA Australia Pig Welfare Science Prize 2011
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An exploration of Animal Welfare Improvements that may be gained for Farmed Chickens by Adopting Alternative Slaughter Technologies

Looks at technologies to improving slaughter conditions for chickens

Author: 
Drew, Kate
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3260
Essay Description: 
Looks at technologies to improving slaughter conditions for chickens. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2011
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Managing Aggression in Captive Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Populations: a new understanding of their needs

Examines ways of minimising intragroup aggression in captive chimpanzees

Author: 
Page, Brianna
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3245
Essay Description: 
Examines ways of minimising intragroup aggression in captive chimpanzees
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Review of Risk Factors for Feline Obesity: Investigating factors that contribute to its frequency

Discusses possible ways of managing feline obesity, including education of owners and pet-food companies.

Author: 
Fredenburg, Caitlin
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3246
Essay Description: 
Discusses possible ways of managing feline obesity, including education of owners and pet-food companies.
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Environmental Enrichment in Captive Orange-winged Amazon Parrots (Amazona amazonica): The Importance of encouraging Naturalistic Behaviours

Considers methods of enriching the environment of captive Orange-winged Amazon parrots (Amazona amazonica), focusing on both food-based and stimulus-type enrichments.

Author: 
Murray, Caitlin
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3247
Essay Description: 
Considers methods of enriching the environment of captive Orange-winged Amazon parrots (Amazona amazonica), focusing on both food-based and stimulus-type enrichments.
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Contemporary improvements to the housing conditions and welfare of farmed Blue Fox (Vulpes lagopus) by encouraging typical species-specific behaviour

Summarises new findings on housing practices for Blue Foxes, and discusses the welfare implications of the findings.

Author: 
Flanagan, Cassandra
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3248
Essay Description: 
Summarises new findings on housing practices for Blue Foxes, and discusses the welfare implications of the findings.
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Analysis of Effective Methods of Identifying and subsequently Treating Separation Anxiety in Domestic Dogs through Training and Pharmacological Intervention

Investigates advances in the welfare of domestic dogs showing separation anxiety, including methods to accurately observe separation-related behaviours, as well as effective treatments to alleviate anxiety and modify behaviour.

Author: 
Sutherland, Ellen
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3249
Essay Description: 
Investigates advances in the welfare of domestic dogs showing separation anxiety, including methods to accurately observe separation-related behaviours, as well as effective treatments to alleviate anxiety and modify behaviour.
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Recent Welfare Developments in Pre-slaughter Stunning Techniques for Broiler Chickens

Explores welfare improvements to the stunning and slaughtering system used in the poultry industry.

Author: 
Ewen, Eloise
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3250
Essay Description: 
Explores welfare improvements to the stunning and slaughtering system used in the poultry industry.
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New insights into the Impact of different Housing Systems on the Welfare of intensively reared Layer Hens

Discusses differences in welfare parameters between alternative housing systems for layer hens.

Author: 
Cook, Emma
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3251
Essay Description: 
Discusses differences in welfare parameters between alternative housing systems for layer hens.
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Behavioural “Problems”: Prevention as the Key to reducing the Number of Dogs euthanased in Australian Animal Shelters

Looks at studies that show the need for improvement in public education and dog behavioural assessment, in order to reduce the euthanasia death toll in dog shelters.

Author: 
Gulliver, Emma
Published: 
2011
vein Essay ID: 
3252
Essay Description: 
Looks at studies that show the need for improvement in public education and dog behavioural assessment, in order to reduce the euthanasia death toll in dog shelters.
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