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Articles on the Use of Animals in Farming

This is a collection of articles on farming from the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS). JAAWS is the leading peer-reviewed journal on the science of animal welfare for veterinarians, scientists and public policy makers. It presents articles and reports on practices that demonstrably enhance the welfare of wildlife, companion animals and animals used in research, agriculture and zoos. To get access to the back issues of JAAWS, please join as a Scholar or Professional Member.

Ingle, H. D., Rice, C. A., Black, R. A., Childers, S. Z., Eberhart, N. L., Prado, M. E., & Krawczel, P. D. (2018). Effect of switch trimming on udder and teat hygiene of dairy cows. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(3), 239-243.

Miranda-de la Lama, G. C., Estévez-Moreno, L. X., Villarroel, M., Rayas-Amor, A. A., María, G. A., & Sepúlveda, W. S. (2019). Consumer Attitudes Toward Animal Welfare-Friendly Products and Willingness to Pay: Exploration of Mexican Market Segments. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 22(1), 13-25.

Egbuniwe, I. C., Ayo, J. O., Kawu, M. U., & Mohammed, A. (2018). Behavioral and hematological responses of broiler chickens administered with betaine and ascorbic acid during hot-dry season. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1-13.

Fels, M., Lüthje, F., Faux-Nightingale, A., & Kemper, N. (2018). Use of space and behavior of weaned piglets kept in enriched two-level housing system. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(3), 267-282.

He, Y., Deen, J., Shurson, G. C., & Li, Y. Z. (2018). Behavioral indicators of slow growth in nursery pigs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1-11.

Assessment of Welfare Issues During Traditional Slaughter of Goats in Pretoria, South Africa;Daniel N. Qekwana, Cheryl M. E. McCrindle, James W. Oguttu, Delia Grace & Beniamino T. Cenci-Goga

Dalmau, A., Mainau, E., & Velarde, A. (2017). Reliability of Fear Assessment in Growing Pigs Exposed to a Novel Object Test in Commercial Conditions. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(3), 280-288.

Heise, H., & Theuvsen, L. (2018). Citizens’ understanding of welfare of animals on the farm: An empirical study. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(2), 153-169.

Pavlenko, A., Lidfors, L., Arney, D. R., Kaart, T., & Aland, A. (2018). Behavior and performance of dairy cows after transfer from tied to cubicle housing. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(1), 82-92.

Tyagi, R. K., & Singh, A. (2018). Case Study: Composite Material Yoke Versus Wooden Yoke for Bullocks’ Comfort. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(2), 103-107.

Clarke, T., Pluske, J. R., Miller, D. W., Collins, T., & Fleming, P. A. (2018). Parity influences the demeanor of sows in group housing. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(1), 17-26.

Dutch Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Broiler Welfare; Machiel Mulder & Sigourney Zomer

Designing Better Water Troughs: Does Trough Color Influence Dairy Cows’ Preference? Dayane Lemos Teixeira, Maria José Hötzel, Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado Filho, José Daniel Cazale & Daniel Enríquez-Hidalgo

Stress Assessment in Small Ruminants Kept on City Farms in Southern Germany. Anna-Katarina Schilling, Sven Reese, Rupert Palme, Michael Erhard, & Anna-Caroline Wöhr, JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2015

Factors Affecting Penetrating Captive Bolt Gun Performance. Troy J. Gibson, Charles W. Mason, Jade Y. Spence, Heather Barker, & Neville G. Gregory, JAAWS,  Vol. 18, No. 3, 2015

Validating the Use of Qualitative Behavioral Assessment as a Measure of the Welfare of Sheep During Transport. Sarah L. Wickham, Teresa Collins, Anne L. Barnes, David W. Miller, David T. Beattyab, Catherine A. Stockman, Dominique Blache, Françoise Wemelsfelder, & Patricia A. Fleming, JAAWS,  Vol. 18, No. 3, 2015

Effect of Cage Type on Fecal Corticosterone Concentration in Buck Rabbits During the Reproductive Cycle, Paolo Cornale, Elisabetta Macchi, Manuela Renna, Liviana Prola, Giovanni Perona & Antonio Mimosi, JAAWS, Vol 19, No. 1, 2016

An Observational Study of the Effects of Therapeutic Hoof Blocks on the Locomotion, Behavior, and Production of Healthy Dairy Cattle, Janet H. Cutler, Jan K. Shearer, David F. Kelton, Gerard Cramer, Pat J. Gorden & Suzanne T. Millman, JAAWS,  Vol. 18, No. 4, 2015

A Close Keeper–Nonhuman Animal Distance Does Not Reduce Undesirable Behavior in Contact Yard Goats and Sheep. Ursula S. Anderson, Terry L. Maple & Mollie A. Bloomsmith. Volume 7, Issue 1. Pages 59-69.

A Combination of Behavioral and Physiological Indicators for Assessing Pig Welfare on the Farm. Denise Candiani, Germana Salamano, Elisabetta Mellia, Luca Doglione, Renato Bruno, Mathilda Toussaint & Erik Gruys. Volume 11, Issue 1. Pages 1-13.

A Critical Review of Electrical Water-Bath Stun Systems for Poultry Slaughter and Recent Developments in Alternative Technologies. Sara J. Shields & A. B. M. Raj. Volume 13, Issue 4. Pages 281-29.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Assess the Welfare of Weaned Pigs During Transport at Three Space Allowances. Mhairi A. Sutherland, Pamela J. Bryer, Brittany L. Davis & John J. McGlone. Volume 13, Issue 3. Pages 237-249.

A Note on the Effect of Controlling Stable Flies (Stomoxys Calcitrans) in the Resting Activity and Pen Distribution of Dairy Cows. Irene Vitela, Carlos Cruz-Vázquez & Agustín Orihuela. Volume 9, Issue 3. Pages 241-248.

Aggressive Behavior in Two Different Group-Housing Systems for Pregnant Sows. Núria Chapinal, José Luis Ruiz-De-La-Torre, Alba Cerisuelo, Josep Gasa, María Dolores Baucells & Xavier Manteca. Volume 13, Issue 2. Pages 137-153.

An Observational Study of the Effects of Therapeutic Hoof Blocks on the Locomotion, Behavior, and Production of Healthy Dairy Cattle. Janet H Cutler, Jan K Shearer, David F Kelton, Gerard Cramer, Pat J Gorden, Suzanne T Millman. Volume 18, Issue 4. Pages 363-374.

Animal Welfare and Livestock Production in a Postindustrial Milieu. Paul B. Thompson. Volume 4, Issue 3. Pages 191-205.

Animal Welfare and Meat Science. Shannon L. Scott. Volume 3, Issue 1. Pages 71-73.

Animal Welfare Issues in the Poultry Industry: Is There a Lesson to Be Learned? Ian J. H. Duncan. Volume 4, Issue 3. Pages 207-221

Application of Welfare Assessment to Commercial Livestock Production. David C. J. Main. Volume 12, Issue 2. Pages 97-104

Artificial Weaning of Calves: Benefits and Costs. Viktor Reinhardt. Volume 5, Issue 3. Pages 247-251

Assessing the Welfare of Dairy Cattle. Jeffrey Rushen. Volume 4, Issue 3. Pages 223-234

Assessment: Effects of Porcine Zona Pellucida Immunocontraception on Estrous Cyclicity in Feral Horses. David M. Powell & Steven L. Monfort. Volume 4, Issue 4. Pages 271-284.

Behavior of Lambs in Rest Pens During Long-Distance Transport. Peter D. Krawczel, Ted H. Friend & Greg S. Archer. Volume 11, Issue 4. Pages 337-345.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Statement of Possible Relation With New Variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease: Effects on the Welfare of United Kingdom Cattle. Anthony H. Andrews. Volume 1, Issue 4. Pages 361-368.

Can Ambient Sound Reduce Distress in Piglets During Weaning and Restraint? Sylvie Cloutier, Daniel M. Weary & David Fraser. Volume 3, Issue 2. Pages 107-116.

Changes in Substrate Access Did Not Affect Early Feather-Pecking Behavior in Two Strains of Laying Hen Chicks. Laura M. Dixon & Ian J. H. Duncan. Volume 13, Issue 1. Pages 1-14.

Dairy Cow Behavior and Welfare Implications of Time Waiting Before Entry Into the Milking Parlor. Christian Dijkstra, Imbi Veermäe, Jaan Praks, Väino Poikalainen, David R Arney. Volume 15, Issue 4. Pages 329-345.

Determination of Sheep Learning Responses to a Directional Audio Cue. Jessica E. Morris, Andrew D. Fisher, Rebecca E. Doyle & Russell D. Bush. Volume 13, Issue 4. Pages 347-360.

Development of a New Production System for Weaned and Growing Pigs. Bjarne Bjerg, Kaus S. Vestergaard & Jørgen Pedersen. Volume 1, Issue 1. Pages 27-49.

Do Domestic Pigs in Controlled Environments Contrafreeload? Robert J. Young & Alistair B. Lawrence. Volume 6, Issue 4. Pages 309-318.

Effect of Diet Change on the Behavior of Chicks of an Egg-Laying Strain. Greg Dixon, Laura E. Green & Christine J. Nicol. Volume 9, Issue 1. Pages 41-58.

Effect of Work Experience and Position in the Plow Harness on Some Physiological Parameters of Horses Under Field Conditions. Virginio Aguirre & Augustin Orihuela. Volume 3, Issue 3. Pages 231-238.

Effects of Induced Molting on the Well-Being of Egg-Laying Hens. Brenda McCowan, Joan Schrader, Ann Marie DiLorenzo, Carol Cardona & Donald Klingborg. Volume 9, Issue 1. Pages 9-23.

Farm Animal Production: Changing Agriculture in a Changing Culture. David Fraser. Volume 4, Issue 3. Pages 175-190.

Feeder Use Patterns in Group-Housed Pregnant Sows Fed With an Unprotected Electronic Sow Feeder (Fitmix). Núria Chapinal, José Luis Ruiz-de-la-Torre, Alba Cerisuelo, María Dolores Baucells, Josep Gasa & Xavier Manteca. Volume 11, Issue 4. Pages 319-336.

Function of Tongue-Playing of Cattle in Association With Other Behavioral and Physiological Characteristics. Toshie Ishiwata, Katsuji Uetake, Yusuke Eguchi & Toshio Tanaka. Volume 11, Issue 4. Pages 358-367.

Handling and Welfare of Bovine Livestock at Local Abattoirs in Bangladesh. Murshidul Ahsan, Badrul Hasan, Magnus Algotsson & Sirkku Sarenbo. Volume 17, Issue 4. Pages 340-353.

Handling, Electric Goad, and Head Restraint: Effects on Calves’ Behavior. Laksiri A. Goonewardene, Mick A. Price, Joseph M. Stookey, Phyllis A. Day & Gary Minchau. Volume 3, Issue 1. Pages 5-22.

Harrison to Rollin: Farm Animal Welfare in Transition. Janice C. Swanson. Volume 3, Issue 1. Pages 5-22.

Hoop Housing for Feeder Pigs Offers a Welfare-Friendly Environment Compared to a Nonbedded Confinement System. Donald C. Lay Jr., Mark F. Haussmann & Mike J. Daniels. Volume 3, Issue 1. Pages 33-48.

Hydration state of goats transported by road for 12 hours during the hot-dry conditions and the modulating role of ascorbic acid. Salka Ndazo Minka, Joseph Olusegun Ayo. Volume 15, Issue 3. Pages 272-288.

Increasing the frequency of co-mingling piglets during the lactation period alters the development of social behavior before and after weaning. Vanessa T Kanaan, Donald C Lay, Brian T Richert, Edmond A Pajor. Volume 15, Issue 2. Pages 163-180.

Influence of Stocking Density on Tonic Immobility, Lameness, and Tibial Dyschondroplasia in Broilers. Gurbakhsh Singh Sanotra, Lartey Godwin Lawson, Klaus S Vestergaard & Martin Gaardbo Thomsen. Volume 4, Issue 1. Pages 71-87.

Introduction: Food Animal Husbandry and the New Millennium. James A. Serpell & Thomas D. Parsons. Volume 4, Issue 3. Pages 169-173.

Livestock Vehicle Accidents in Spain: Causes, Consequences, and Effects on Animal Welfare. Genaro C. Miranda-de la Lama, Wilmer S. Sepúlveda, Morris Villarroel & Gustavo A. María. Volume 14, Issue 2. Pages 109-123.

Management of Spent Hens. Ruth C. Newberry, A. Bruce Webster, Nora J. Lewis & Charles Van Arnam. Volume 2, Issue 1. Pages 13-29.

Measuring Motivation in Swine: The Food-Metric Scale. Emily G. Patterson-Kane, Richard D. Kirkden & Edmond A. Pajor. Volume 14, Issue 3. Pages 175-186.

Minimal Number of Conspecifics Needed to Minimize the Stress Response of Isolated Mature Ewes. Silvia Carbajal & Agustin Orihuela. Volume 4, Issue 4. Pages 249-255.

Oral Behaviors of Beef Steers in Pen and Pasture Environments. Toshie Ishiwata, Katsuji Uetake, Robert J. Kilgour, Yusuke Eguchi & Toshio Tanaka. Volume 10, Issue 2. Pages 185-192.

Pain Detection and Amelioration in Animals on the Farm: Issues and Options. Leena Anil, Sukumarannair S. Anil & John Deen. Volume 8, Issue 4. Pages 261-278.

Penetrating Captive Bolt Stunning and Exsanguination of Cattle in Abattoirs. Neville Gregory & Frank Shaw. Volume 3, Issue 3. Pages 215-230.

Production Costs and Animal Welfare for Four Stylized Hog Production Systems. Lacey Seibert & F. Bailey Norwood. Volume 14, Issue 1. Pages 1-17.

Research and Teaching of Dairy Cattle Well Being: Finding Synergy Between Ethology and Epidemiology. Todd F. Duffield, Ken E. Leslie, Kerry D. Lissemore & Suzanne T. Millman. Volume 12, Issue 2. Pages 132-142.

Segregated Early Weaning and Welfare of Piglets. Suzanne Robert, Daniel M. Weary & Harold Gonyou. Volume 2, Issue 1. Pages 31-40.

Simple cannulation procedure for serial blood sampling through cutaneous ulnar vein in chickens. Darmel M Bayer, K Mohan, K Jayakumar, Milad Manafi, B H Pavithra. Volume 15, Issue 1. Pages 91-100.

Spectral Analysis of Feeding and Lying Behavior of Cattle Kept Under Different Feedlot Conditions. Stephen C. Wilson, Robin C. Dobos & Lloyd R. Fell. Volume 8, Issue 1. Pages 13-24.

Supernumerary Teat Removal Can Be Avoided in Dairy Sheep. Carlos Palacios, José-Alfonso Abecia. Volume 17, Issue 2. Pages 178-182.

The Effect of Environmental Manipulation on Behavior. Salivary Cortisol, and Growth of Piglets Weaned at 14 Days of Age, Luis F. Rodarte, Andres Ducoing, Francisco Galindo, Marta C. Romano & Ricardo A. Valdez. Volume 7, Issue 3. Pages 171-179.

The Effects of Lameness on Social and Individual Behavior of Dairy Cows. Francisco Galindo & Donald M. Broom. Volume 5, Issue 3. Pages 193-201

The European Union Ban on Conventional Cages for Laying Hens: History and Prospects. Michael C. Appleby. Volume 6, Issue 2. Pages 103-121.

The Welfare and Productivity of Dry Sows in Different Group Housing Systems in New Zealand. Kirsty L Chidgey, Patrick C H Morel, Ian W Barugh. Volume 16, Issue 2. Pages 150-167.

The Welfare of Young Polish Konik Horses Subjected to Agricultural Workload. Witold Kȩdzierski, Michał Pluta. Volume 16, Issue 1. Pages 35-46.

Using Conjoint Analysis to Weight Broiler Welfare Variables Based on Slaughterhouse Data. Petra Tuunainen, Jarmo Valaja, Eija Valkonen & Helena Hepola. Volume 15, Issue 1. Pages 70-79.

Welfare Aspects of the Transport by Road of Sheep and Pigs. Stephen J.G. Hall & R. Harry Bradshaw. Volume 1, Issue 3. Pages 235-254.

Welfare Assessments Based on Lifetime Health and Production Data in Danish Dairy Cows. Hans Houe, Peter Sand⊘e & Peter T. Thomsen. Volume 14, Issue 3. Pages 255-264.

Welfare Monitoring Schemes: Using Research to Safeguard Welfare of Animals on the Farm. John L. Barnett & Paul H. Hemsworth. Volume 12, Issue 2. Pages 114-131.

Welfare, Health, and Hygiene of Laying Hens Housed in Furnished Cages and in Alternative Housing Systems. T. Bas Rodenburg, Frank A.M. Tuyttens, Bart Sonck, Koen De Reu, Lieve Herman & Johan Zoons. Volume 8, Issue 3. Pages 211-226.

Farmer and Public Attitudes Toward Lamb Finishing Systems; Grahame Coleman, Ellen Jongman, L. Greenfield & Paul Hemsworth

Creating Public Awareness of How Goats Are Reared and Milk Produced May Affect Consumer Acceptability; Mauro Musto, Daniele Cardinale, Pietro Lucia & Daniela Faraone

Designing Better Water Troughs: Does Trough Color Influence Dairy Cows’ Preference? Dayane Lemos Teixeira, Maria José Hötzel, Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado Filho, José Daniel Cazale & Daniel Enríquez-Hidalgo

Dutch Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Broiler Welfare; Machiel Mulder & Sigourney Zomer

Updated January 2019

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