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Welfare & Behaviour

Covering the welfare and behaviour of livestock species, cultured aquatic species, companion animals including equines, and laboratory and zoo animals

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Laminitis - a complex, common and often devastating disease - is the second biggest killer of domestic horses. Now important literature on the...

Date
February 2019
Abstract

Species barriers are tested in hybrid zones when gene flow occurs between hybridizing species. Hybridization can erode species barriers, lead to the introgression of adaptive traits, or remain stable through time. Outcomes in hybrid zones are influenced by divergence between the hybridizing taxa,...

Author(s)
Theodosopoulos, A. N.; Hund, A. K.; Taylor, S. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2019, 34, 1, pp 19-30
Abstract

The quality of diagnostic accuracy studies (DAS) for infectious diseases of animals has improved over the last 20 years because of international educational efforts, use of design and reporting standards to guide researchers and test developers, and acceptance of the use of latent class models to...

Author(s)
Gardner, I. A.; Colling, A.; Greiner, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2019, 162, pp 46-55
Abstract

A thorough investigation of annual dynamics of carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes with respect to major controlling factors and harvest management is lacking for rainfed alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), a high quality perennial legume forage. To address this knowledge gap, this study reports two years (April...

Author(s)
Wagle, P.; Gowda, P. H.; Northup, B. K.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2019, 265, pp 208-217
Miscellaneous

Tethering of cattle is viewed critically by society and, according to scientific assessment, does not constitute a welfare-friendly husbandry method. Permanent tethering, with the animals standing tied up in their stalls the entire year without access to pasture or an outdoor yard, is particularly...

Author(s)
Bergschmidt, A.; Lindena, T.; Neuenfeldt, S.; Tergast, H.
Publisher
Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI)
Publication
Thünen Working Paper, 2018, No.111, pp 59 pp.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Domestic animals under close confinement conditions frequently display abnormal behaviour, particularly if they are unable to escape from, or adapt to this situation. With the increased interest in domestic farm animal welfare from both the political and societal agendas, environmental enrichment...

Date
February 2019
Subjects
animal behaviour; animal production; animal welfare; calves; dairy cattle; domestic animals; enrichment; hens; intensive livestock farming; literature reviews; livestock; livestock farming; poultry; regulations
Author(s)
Orihuela, A.; Mota-Rojas, D.; Velarde, A.; Strappini-Asteggiano, A.; Vega, L. T. de la; Borderas-Tordesillas, F.; Alonso-Spilsbury, M.
Event

19 - 21 August 2019 - Guelph, Ontario

Venue
Guelph, Ontario
Country
Canada
CABI Book Info
Cover for Farm animal behaviour: characteristics for assessment of health and welfare.

The second edition of this book contains 12 chapters that describe the domestication, behaviour, physiology, health, welfare, housing and handling of horses, pigs, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats, fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, deer and ratites.

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.; Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391391)
AbstractFull Text

In the last few years, it has become easier to diagnose congenital brain malformations in dog's ante-mortem. This is probably due to the wider availability of advanced diagnostic imaging, in particular computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Despite this, there is still not much...

Author(s)
Kwiatkowska, M.; Rose, J. H.; Pomianowski, A.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Publication
Veterinární Medicína, 2019, 64, 1, pp 37-43

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