The effects of whale watching vessels on humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) behaviour and welfare
Author: Tianna Grant Published: 2019 Description: This paper investigates the effects of the presence of whale watching vessels on humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) behaviour and discusses the welfare implications on the species.
Identifying modifiable risk factors contributing to musculoskeletal injury in thoroughbred racehorses
Author: Max Lloyd Published: 2019 Description: A review of recent studies focused on identifying risk factors contributing to race day musculoskeletal injury in thoroughbred racehorses. Further avenues of research have also been highlighted.
Shelters increase lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) welfare when used appropriately as a biological control method in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) aquaculture
Author: Josh McClelland Published: 2019 Description: Assessing the welfare implications of using shelters in lumpfish husbandry in salmon production.
Author: Jessica Leigh Published: 2019 Description: Investigates ways of producing fewer leg disorders in commercial meat chickens.
Author: Genevieve Corman Published: 2019 Description: Discusses recent studies in the use of environmental enrichment as a preventative measure against tail biting in undocked weaner pigs.
Marmoset wasting syndrome in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus): developments in aetiology and diagnosis of captive individuals
Author: Dominique McAllister Published: 2019 Description: Investigates recent developments regarding the aetiology and diagnosis of marmoset wasting syndrome in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus).
Author: Danielle Allman Published: 2019 Description: Discusses current best practice for pain management during calf dehorning using topical and buccal anaesthetics and analgesics; also discusses the most appropriate age for this husbandry procedure.
Author: Daniel Poletto Published: 2019 Description: This essay analyses recent research into the implications of herd size on animal welfare in the dairy industry.
Author: Alexander Teh Published: 2019 Description: A discussion of recent welfare concerns for Merino sheep exported from Australia, their implications for the live export industry, and recommendations for future voyages.
Chewing enrichment items in shelter and laboratory environments: an analysis of their use by domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and their implications for welfare
Author: Van Arkel, Alicia Published: 2018 Description: A discussion of contemporary chew enrichment items and their potential in kennel environments for stress relief and expression of positive and normal behaviours
Author: Pockett, Jessica Published: 2018 Description: Investigates recent developments made in identifying reliable pre-fracture markers and screening tests to detect horses at greater risk of fracture and reduce the incidence of euthanasia associated with catastrophic fracture
Author: Griffin, Renae Published: 2018 Description: Discusses the welfare implications associated with overly tightened nosebands in competition horses
Author: Todd, Amanda Published: 2018 Description: Discusses housing conditions that can be used to improve welfare of both sows and piglets
Canine Fear, Anxiety and Aggression: Treatment options & welfare implications for domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)
Author: Vera, Cynthia Cricri Published: 2016 Description: Multiple treatment options relating to canine fear, anxiety and aggression
The potential for external lesions measured during meat inspection to be used as an indicator of on-farm pig welfare
Author: Crerar, Elizabeth Published: 2016 Description: External lesions as an indicator for on-farm pig welfare
Author: Gibbs, Georgia Published: 2016 Description: Assessing pain in horses by using facial recognition
Author: Gonzalez, Anna Published: 2016 Description: Welfare implications of population management strategies for the Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Author: Gerber, Laura Published: 2016 Description: Separation anxiety in domestic dogs
Welfare of Teleosts in Transit: Advances in Stress Minimisation Techniques in the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Author: Grima, Michael Anthony Published: 2016 Description: Management of transit-induced stress in rainbow trout
Author: Jobbins, Sarah Elizabeth Published: 2016 Description: Welfare of domestic cats in shelters
Author: Thomas, Zoe Published: 2015 Description: Discusses recent research on the aversiveness of euthanasia agents isoflurane and carbon dioxide in mice and the reliability of insensibility measures.
Developments in the Use of Meloxicam as Pre-operative Pain Relief during Surgical Castration of Piglets
Author: Wo, Shelley Published: 2015 Description: Discusses the issue of surgical castration without pain mitigation and explores possible methods of pain relief to improve piglet welfare. RSPCA Australia Pig Welfare Science Prize 2015
Author: Elliott, Samantha Published: 2015 Description: This paper explores recent research into the welfare benefits possible for captive Asian Elephants with alternatives to traditional elephant training and handling methods.
Author: Davis, Rosemary Published: 2015 Description: An investigation into improving stock herding-dog welfare by using environmental factors and genetics to predict training success rates, thereby minimising wastage.
Author: Fernando, Nichelle Published: 2015 Description: Some studies suggest that free-housing systems may allow sows to achieve higher rates of piglet survival.
Author: Atkins, Monique Published: 2015 Description: Explores the risk factors associated with feather-pecking in free-range systems and strategies to reduce its prevalence.
Author: Cleary, Lyndon Published: 2015 Description: Transmammary Meloxicam supplementation may be a practical means of pain relief to suckling piglets prior to painful procedures.
Author: Pickett, Holly Published: 2015 Description: Explores increasing welfare concerns about less-than-ideal pain relief being given to young lambs (Ovis aries) during basic husbandry procedures.
Author: Chorazy, Hayley Published: 2015 Description: This essay reviews recent demonstrations of reduced tail-biting in slatted-floor housing systems when low-cost orally manipulable materials are provided.
Author: Dwyer, Genevieve Published: 2015 Description: Training handlers in awareness of animal welfare may be the most powerful factor in improving both production and welfare.