Category: Abstracts

Abstracts: The environmental needs of many pet cats are not being met

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether Australian cat owners are effectively meeting their cats’ environmental needs and to identify areas of deficiency that may have an impact on the cats’ health and welfare. METHODS: An online survey investigating lifestyle factors and provision of environmental resources was distributed […]

Abstracts: Exploring the attitudes of backyard poultry keepers to health and biosecurity

Backyard poultry producers have been associated with outbreaks of exotic (e.g. avian influenza) and endemic (e.g. Salmonella) disease all over the world. Currently in the UK the registration of small flocks (less than 50 birds) with local authorities is voluntary therefore there is not an accurate record of how many […]

Abstracts: A questionnaire study of parasite control in thoroughbred and standardbred horses in Australia

BACKGROUND: Information regarding parasite control practices currently used on Thoroughbred and Standardbred studs in Australia is lacking. Anthelmintic resistance (AR) is a global problem which has implications for equine health and welfare. OBJECTIVES: To identify parasite control practices currently used on horse studs in Australia and investigate the frequency of use […]

Abstracts: Population characteristics of cats adopted from an urban cat shelter and the influence of physical traits and reason for surrender on length of stay

Measures aimed at reducing the length of stay (LOS) of cats in shelters can promote animal welfare and more efficient use of resources. The extent to which variables shown to impact LOS are broadly applicable is unclear. The aim of this study was to describe a population of cats adopted from an […]