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This article is one of many that I’m currently reviewing to build the introduction for the original research I plan to complete this summer/fall. This is the first of several posts discussing shelter cats to come in the next several weeks. This study by Kessler and Turner (1997) took a look at the stress levels [...]

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Hey all, taking a quick break from blogging as I’m busy with a personal research project I’ll report here on ASR soon, but I wanted to add a quick post for anyone subscribing to RSS or wondering if I’m still alive. This article on ScienceDaily details a study going on at the University of Georgia, [...]

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We’ve known for a long time that owning pets is good for us. They encourage exercise (Epping, 2011), lower blood pressure (Allen Et Al., 2002), and even reduce anxiety (Jerjes, 2007). So the question then is why wouldn’t we want to bring that to work? This article looked at just that. In examining a large [...]

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Newsworthy: Branding and Microchips

Veterinary ethics are especially touchy and complex because the general public often has strong opinions on every animal issue, including: euthanasia, animal welfare, animal rights, cosmetic surgery, private breeding, puppy mills, spaying and neutering, pit bulls, leash laws, animals as food, veal, genetic engineering, hormone use, vaccination, preventative care, training techniques, feral cats, dogs and [...]

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Today’s article comes again from sciencedirect, and it’s the last literature review I’ll do for a while. It discusses play as an indicator for good welfare in captive and production animals. The challenges associated with understanding the motivations of play, and a brief history of landmark studies concerning play behaviors. Temple Grandin writes that play [...]

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