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Prevalence of obesity in dogs examined by Australian veterinary practices and the risk factors involved
A study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of obesity in dogs examined by veterinary practices across Australia, and to determine the risk factors involved; 1700 practices were asked toExpand
The advent of equitation science.
The lengthy association of humans with horses has established traditional equestrian techniques that have served military and transport needs well. Although effective, these techniques have by-passedExpand
Effects of selection for cooperation and attention in dogs
BackgroundIt has been suggested that the functional similarities in the socio-cognitive behaviour of dogs and humans emerged as a consequence of comparable environmental selection pressures. Here weExpand
What We Know about the Public’s Level of Concern for Farm Animal Welfare in Food Production in Developed Countries
Simple Summary The production of food from animals poses many ethical challenges. This review explores what we know about different levels of concern for animal welfare in food production by suchExpand
A Strong Correlation Exists between the Distribution of Retinal Ganglion Cells and Nose Length in the Dog
The domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris, is a subspecies of the gray wolf, Canis lupus, with almost identical mitochondrial DNA. The dog is the most diverse species on earth, with skull lengthExpand
Individual variation of in-air female 'pup contact' calls in Weddell seals, Leptonychotes weddellii
Vocal recognition may function as a critical factor in maintaining the phocid mother-pup bond during lactation. For vocal recognition to function, the caller must produce individually distinct callsExpand
A Critical Review of Horse-Related Risk: A Research Agenda for Safer Mounts, Riders and Equestrian Cultures
While the importance of improving horse-related safety seems self-evident, no comprehensive study into understanding or reducing horse-related risk has been undertaken. In this paper, we discuss fourExpand
An Investigation of Racing Performance and Whip Use by Jockeys in Thoroughbred Races
Concerns have been expressed concerning animal-welfare issues associated with whip use during Thoroughbred races. However, there have been no studies of relationships between performance and use ofExpand
Number, causes and destinations of horses leaving the Australian Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing industries.
OBJECTIVE Significant proportions of horses leave the Australian Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing industries, which has ramifications for both the economic sustainability and the publicExpand
Conformation of the Equine Skull: A Morphometric Study
There is a lack of an established method for quantifying equine skull morphology. This study proposes a method that is valid for use on both live and deceased horses. A total of nine headExpand