Author: Wheeldon, Sarah Published: 2012 Description: This essay compares furnished cages with conventional cages and other non-cage options in respect to their welfare benefits for laying hens and investigates how furnished cage can be modified to encourage natural behaviours.
Author: Pini, Taylor Published: 2012 Description: Explores welfare issues caused by less-than-ideal housing and advances in thinking on the importance of a basic understanding of the equine ethogram and of learning theory in training and the relative stress of using positive or negative reinforcement.
Author: Brown, Victoria Published: 2012 Description: Discusses the welfare implications for piglets of providing them with environmental enrichment to help promote the expression of a range of normal forage-related behaviours.
Author: Khoo, Deborah Published: 2012 Description: Investigates the behaviour of cats in shelters as a key to improving their welfare
Author: Murray, Leah Published: 2012 Description: Discusses typical behaviours, such as destructiveness, excessive vocalisation and inappropriate elimination, exhibited by dogs with separation-related disorders and the effects of behaviour-modification techniques and pharmacotherapy treatments.
The prevention and treatment of anxiety-related behaviours in dogs: an exploration using non-pharmacological methods
Author: Slater, Leah Published: 2012 Description: Discusses the efficacy of non-pharmacological methods for the treatment of anxiety disorders in dogs.
Discusses newly developed, non-surgical methods as alternatives to beak trimming to prevent injurious feather pecking
Author: Kennedy, Lisa Published: 2012 Description: Examines alternative non-surgical methods, such as feather spraying and providing opportunities for natural behaviours, to reduce feather pecking and improve layer welfare. RSPCA Australia Poultry Welfare Science Prize 2012
Author: Mace, Nicole Published: 2012 Description: Discusses the effects of environmental enrichment and the important role played by novelty when enrichment is provided on commercial pig farms.
Author: Beaumont, Rebecca Published: 2012 Description: Explores the association between stabling management and the development and expression of behavioural stereotypies in the horse.
Author: Tung, Tiffany Published: 2011 Description: Explores improvements in understanding the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of canine cognitive dysfunction to improve the well-being of senior dogs