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Abstracts: Discomfort period of fattening pigs and sows stunned with CO2: Duration and potential influencing factors in a commercial setting

Despite raising animal welfare concerns, stunning of pigs with CO2 prior to slaughter remains the most widely applied method in commercial settings. The aim of this study was to assess the discomfort period and its influencing factors in fattening pigs and sows in a commercial slaughterhouse.

Abstracts: Trends in wildlife rehabilitation rescues and animal fate across a six-year period in New South Wales, Australia

Globally, millions of animals are rescued and rehabilitated by wildlife carers each year. Information gathered in this process is useful for uncovering threats to native wildlife, particularly those from anthropogenic causes. However, few studies using rehabilitation data include a diverse range of fauna, cover large geographical areas, and consider long-term […]

Abstracts: Frequency and predisposing factors for canine otitis externa in the UK – a primary veterinary care epidemiological view

Background: Otitis externa is a commonly diagnosed disorder in dogs and can carry a high welfare impact on affected animals. This study aimed to report the prevalence and explore the role of breed and aural conformation as predisposing factors for canine otitis externa in the UK. The study used a […]

Abstracts: Global health security must embrace a One Health approach: contributions and experiences of veterinarians during the COVID-19 response in Australia

SARS-CoV-2, a betacoronavirus of likely zoonotic origin, was first reported in December 2019. Its rapid worldwide spread precipitated a range of interventions, including by veterinarians, due to impacts on human health and well-being as well as animal health and welfare. We conducted 36 key informant interviews to explore the responses […]

Abstracts: Use of remote camera traps to evaluate animal-based welfare indicators in individual free-roaming wild horses

We previously developed a Ten-Stage Protocol for scientifically assessing the welfare of individual free-roaming wild animals using the Five Domains Model. The protocol includes developing methods for measuring or observing welfare indices. In this study, we assessed the use of remote camera traps to evaluate an extensive range of welfare […]