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The latest issue of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS), 23(3) is out, with the articles below!

Managed and edited by ASI, 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. Find more information on JAAWS here.

Companion Animals 

PET PODs: A Tool to Assist with Good Welfare Provisions during Emergent Conditions Jennifer L. Federico & Ron E. Banks. Pages: 253-264

We Don’t Train in Vain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human and Canine Caregiver Training. Nicole Pfaller-Sadovsky , Lucia Medina , Karola Dillenburger & Camilo Hurtado-Parrado. Pages: 265-301

An Estimate of the Number of Dogs in US Shelters in 2015 and the Factors Affecting Their Fate. Kimberly Woodruff & David R. Smith. Pages: 302-314


Understanding Preferences for Humane and Cruel Treatment of Pest Rodents in Site C, Khayelitsha, South Africa. Adam Buckland & Nicoli Nattrass. Pages: 315-324

The Natural Behavior Debate: Two Conceptions of Animal Welfare. Heather Browning. Pages: 325-337


Infrared Thermography as an Indicator of Heat Loss in Fur-Chewing Chinchillas (Chinchilla Lanigera). Stanisław Łapiński , Joanna Orel , Piotr Niedbała , Weronika Kucharska , Magdalena Jakubowska ,Agnieszka Lisowska-Lis , Barbara Tombarkiewicz & Marcin W. Lis. Pages: 338-347

Small Flocks Show Higher Levels of Welfare in Mexican Semi-Intensive Sheep Farming Systems. Jaime Mondragón-Ancelmo , Patricia García Hernández , Rolando Rojo Rubio , Ignacio Arturo Domínguez Vara , Marcia del Campo Gigena & Fabio Napolitano. Pages: 348-355

Assessment of Small Ruminant Welfare in Ethiopia – An Abattoir-Based Study. Tizeta Bekele , Barbara Szonyi , Aklilu Feleke & Delia Grace. Pages: 356-365

Natural Horse Boarding Vs Traditional Stable: A Comparison of Hormonal, Hematological and Immunological Parameters. Placci , G. Marliani , S. Sabioni , G. Gabai , E. Mondo , P. Borghetti , E. De Angelis & Pier Attilio Accorsi. Pages: 366-377

Demographic Factors Associated with Prince Edward Island Horse Farm Owner Awareness of the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. Lisa Millican , Raphael Vanderstichel , J. McClure & Kathleen MacMillan. Pages: 378-384


Note: The Animals & Society Institute offers Scholar and Student Scholar members a discount JAAWS subscriptions. JAAWS may be ordered directly from the Taylor & Francis website for $123 USD per year for personal subscription which includes both print and online access. The discounted ASI member price is $42 USD and includes both print and online access. Additionally, ASI members have access to Full Articles for Volume 1 thru 2 years before current issue. Should you decide to become an ASI member, please email once your account has been verified for your discounted ordering information.


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