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Animal Welfare & Behaviour

Covering all aspects of animal behaviour, cognition, emotion and how animals cope with welfare challenges.

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About half of the Danish sows are culled and destined for slaughter each year; some 500,000 animals are sent on this final journey to the abattoir....

Date
September 2018
Abstract

Previous studies suggest fish with additional copies of their genome (polyploids) underperform in suboptimal conditions and may be more susceptible to stress and disease. The objective of this study was to determine the role ploidy plays in the physiological response of white sturgeon to...

Author(s)
Leal, M. J.; Clark, B. E.; Eenennaam, J. P. van; Schreier, A. D.; Todgham, A. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 2018, 224, pp 23-34
CABI Book Info
Cover for Animal welfare in a changing world.

This 273-paged book outlines a number of the key dilemmas in animal welfare for today's, and tomorrow's, world. The issues discussed range from the welfare of hunted animals, to debates around intensive farming versus sustainability, and the effects of climate and environmental change. It explores...

Author(s)
Butterworth, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
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The objective of this paper is to review causes of lameness lesions, lameness detection methods, factors affecting lameness, the association between lameness and other economically important swine production traits, and treatment for lameness in swine breeding herds. Lameness in sows is an...

Date
August 2018
Subjects
animal welfare; culling; detection; economic impact; feet; floor type; genetic effects; gilts; herds; lameness; legs; lesions; longevity; mineral supplements; nutrient requirements; performance traits; pig housing; productive life; reproductive performance; risk factors; sows; vitamin supplements
Author(s)
Supakorn, C.; Stock, J. D.; Garay, E.; Johnson, A. K.; Stalder, K. J.
Event

25 - 26 October 2018 - Hong Kong

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Sixteen morphometric and four meristic characters of Sepiella inermis of Veraval coast were studied and the relationships of morphometric characters with dorsal mantle length (DML) were established. Total 1900 samples were collected and analyzed. The characters compared showed a fair to high degree...

Author(s)
Parmar, H. L.; Desai, A. Y.; Solanki, J. B.; Zofair, S. M.; Bajaniya, V. C.
Publisher
Dr P. R. Yadav
Publication
Journal of Experimental Zoology, India, 2018, 21, 2, pp 1285-1288
AbstractFull Text

The population of L. bata showed a male-female sex ratio of 1:1.26 in the specimens from fresh water river Ghaghra. Males matured at length of 185 mm and females at 195 mm. 50% of both sexes were found matured at 200 mm size. Maturity was attained when both sexes were about one year old. Spawning...

Author(s)
Alpana Parmar; Ashok Kumar
Publisher
Dr P. R. Yadav
Publication
Journal of Experimental Zoology, India, 2018, 21, 2, pp 1185-1190
AbstractFull Text

Lead and lead compounds are exposed from a wide range of sources and can enter the human body through contact with the digestive tract, respiratory tract and skin, and can harm the nervous system, cardiovascular system, kidney and other organs/systems. In recent years, lead pollution and human...

Author(s)
Yue QianLan; Huo Jiao; Cao MengSi; Chen JinYao; Zhang LiShi
Publisher
Journal of Food Safety and Quality
Publication
Journal of Food Safety and Quality, 2018, 9, 14, pp 3567-3572
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Background: There are relatively few studies about the canine surgical stress response, a sequence of events orchestrated by the body in response to a surgical trauma which is sometimes, as shown in human surgery, deleterious to the patient. There is a need to identify objective markers to quantify...

Author(s)
Moldal, E. R.; Kjelgaard-Hansen, M. J.; Peeters, M. E.; Nødtvedt, A.; Kirpensteijn, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd
Publication
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 2018, 60, 32, pp (30 May 2018)
AbstractFull Text

The interaction between men and animals results in consequences for public health, such as the increase of rabies cases, a lethal zoonosis. In this study, a total of 1047 file cards from the Brazilian Notification Aggravation Information System (Sistema de Informação de Agravos de...

Author(s)
Negreiros, J. da S.; Souza, S. F. de; Pelizzari, C.; Ribeiro, V. M. F.; Pacheco, A. D.; Medeiros, L. dos S.; Silvamayara Marques Pereira Fernandes, T. I. B. da
Publisher
Arquivos de Ciencias da Saude da UNIPAR
Publication
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde da UNIPAR, 2018, 22, 2, pp 81-86

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