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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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An article published in Journal of Veterinary Behavior concludes that snakes should not be confined to enclosures less than the length of the animal...

Date
January 2019
CAB ReviewFull Text

Large numbers of livestock are transported to slaughter. The journeys may cause considerable animal stress and suffering. They often involve separation from familiar groups and places, as well as exposure to a range of stressful stimuli. Stockpersons do not always understand the principles of...

Date
January 2019
Subjects
abattoirs; animal welfare; carcass disposal; carcasses; domestic animals; ethics; food safety; literature reviews; livestock; meat animals; meat quality; occupational health; slaughter; stress; stress response; stunning; transport of animals; waste management
Author(s)
Hultgren, J.
Abstract

It is mandatory to ensure the quality of biological products used in the prevention of rabies, a zoonosis with nearly 100% lethality. Fifteen million people receive post-exposure prophylaxis yearly. The vaccine batches are assessed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) test which has several...

Author(s)
Moreira, W. C.; Freitas, J. F. S.; Machado, N. S.; Almeida, A. E. C. C.; Moura, W. C. de
Publisher
Elsevier B.V.
Publication
Journal of Virological Methods, 2019, 263, pp 54-59
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

Zoonotic viruses own a strong capability of transmission from animals to human or vice-versa, making them more resilient to quick modifications in their genetic sequences. This provides the advantage to adapt the new changes for better survival, increasing pathogenicity and even learning ability to...

Author(s)
Verma, A. K.; Sudipta Bhat; Shubhankar Sircar; Kuldeep Dhama; Malik, Y. S.
Publisher
JEBAS
Publication
Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 2018, 6, 1, pp 42-52
AbstractFull Text

. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of three enteral electrolyte solutions, each with different energy sources, administrated as continuous flow on the physiological parameters and blood count of healthy Holstein heifers. Six Holstein heifers were used in a crossover design. All...

Author(s)
Ermita, P. A. N.; Ribeiro Filho, J. D.; Viana, R. B.; Silva, M. O. da; Alves, S. R.; Monteiro, L. C.; Costa, C. M.; Bento, L. D.; Passos, A. N.; Mattos, F. S.
Publisher
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Publication
Ciência Rural, 2018, 48, 8, pp e20180217
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this paper was to conduct a bibliometry search about Brazilian scientific publications that describe experimental orthopedic surgeries in dogs. It was analyzed 14 publications, and there was wide variation in the number of experimental animals, showing that there is no consensus on the...

Author(s)
Sugauara, R. R.; Sugauara, E. Y.; Otutumi, L. K.; Germano, R. de M.; Sugauara, E. Y. Y.; Quessada, A. M.
Publisher
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Publication
Ciência Rural, 2018, 48, 8, pp e20180013
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The sports horse lives a large part of the time inside the pen in constant contact with the bedding. Therefore the bedding material can deeply affect the welfare and health of horses kept in pens. The materials have to ensure the realization of a double aim: to create a comfortable and soft surface...

Author(s)
Bambi, G.; Rossi, G.; Barbari, M.
Publisher
Estonian Research Institute of Agriculture
Publication
Agronomy Research, 2018, 16, 3, pp 646-655
AbstractFull Text

Buffalo breeding is widely spread in rural areas of southern Iraq, especially in marshlands. In the Provinces of Basrah, Dhi Qar and Maysan the buffalo represents the main source for survival of local people in marshlands. The paper shows the situation in these areas, remarking the main critical...

Author(s)
Rossi, G.; Conti, L.; Al-Fartosi, K.; Barbari, M.
Publisher
Estonian Research Institute of Agriculture
Publication
Agronomy Research, 2018, 16, 2, pp 564-573

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