Month: June 2013

Development, validation and reliability of a web-based questionnaire to measure health-related quality of life in dogs

OBJECTIVES: To describe the development, preliminary validation and reliability testing of a shortened web-based form of GUVQuest, a structured questionnaire to measure health-related quality of life in dogs. METHODS: The original 109 items were reduced using expert judgement and factor analysis. Validity was established by factor analysis and in a […]

Vet Ethics: How can we give animals a voice?

Australia is a wealthy, modern, civilised, country. Many Australians would say that our country, on the whole, looks after its citizens fairly well. We might also think that Australia cares well for its animals. Perhaps we even believe that Australia is one of the world leaders in animal welfare; and […]

Tail biting in pigs – causes and management intervention strategies to reduce the behavioural disorder – a review

One of the largest animal welfare problems in modern pig production is tail biting. This abnormal behaviour compromises the well-being of the animals, can seriously impair animal health and can cause considerable economic losses. Tail biting has a multifactorial origin and occurs mainly in fattening pigs. High stocking densities, poor […]

Echocardiography: a personal experience

In clinical practice, cardiology is nowadays all about echocardiography. A physical examination, chest radiographs and an ECG will only get you so far. To make a definitive diagnosis, you need to be a master of echocardiography. And the best way to achieve that end is to do hands on training. […]

Eagle Post

On one covert video, farm workers illegally burn the ankles of Tennessee walking horses with chemicals. Another captures workers in Wyoming punching and kicking pigs and flinging piglets into the air. Moreover, at one of the country‚Äôs largest egg suppliers, a video shows hens caged alongside rotting bird corpses, while […]