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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433720/establishment-of-a-non-invasive-method-for-stress-evaluation-in-farmed-salmon-based-on-direct-fecal-corticoid-metabolites-measurement
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Yanran Cao, Ann-Kristin Tveten, Anne Stene
Fish welfare is an important issue for growth of the aquaculture industry. Stress responses represent animal's natural reactions to challenging conditions and could be used as a welfare indicator. Cortisol level is relevant to fish welfare condition, and is a readily measured component of the primary stress response system. Generally, cortisol is measured by blood sampling. However, fish blood cortisol level could be instantly influenced by handling-stress at sampling. Fecal corticoid metabolites (FCM) are a mixture of several different metabolites with a wide range of polarities...
April 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432239/grant-to-support-charity-s-work-to-improve-farm-animal-welfare-in-china
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April 22, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432196/the-case-against-libertarian-arguments-for-compulsory-vaccination
#3
Justin Bernstein
In a recent paper in this journal, Jason Brennan correctly notes that libertarians struggle to justify a policy of compulsory vaccination. The most straightforward argument that justifies compulsory vaccination is that such a policy promotes welfare. But libertarians cannot make this argument because they claim that the state is justified only in protecting negative rights, not in promoting welfare. I consider two representative libertarian attempts to justify compulsory vaccination, and I argue that such arguments are unsuccessful...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431174/opportunities-for-exercise-during-pullet-rearing-part-ii-long-term-effects-on-bone-characteristics-of-adult-laying-hens-at-the-end-of-lay
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T M Casey-Trott, D R Korver, M T Guerin, V Sandilands, S Torrey, T M Widowski
Osteoporosis in laying hens has been a production and welfare concern for several decades. The objective of this study was to determine whether differing opportunities for exercise during pullet rearing influences long-term bone quality characteristics in end-of-lay hens. A secondary objective was to assess whether differing opportunities for exercise in adult housing systems alters bone quality characteristics in end-of-lay hens. Four flock replicates of 588 Lohmann Selected Leghorn-Lite pullets were reared in either conventional cages (Conv) or an aviary rearing system (Avi) and placed into conventional cages (CC), 30-bird furnished cages (FC-S), or 60-bird furnished cages (FC-L) for adult housing...
April 18, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430678/laboratory-animal-bite-anaphylaxis-a-national-survey-part-1-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gregg M Stave, Edward H Lee, Dennis J Darcey
OBJECTIVE: This study documents previously unreported cases of laboratory animal bite anaphylaxis in animal laboratory facilities in the United States. METHODS: An online survey was e-mailed to designated institutional officials at laboratory animal facilities identified by the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. RESULTS: One hundred ninety eight organizations responded and 15 organizations indicated that workers had experienced anaphylaxis following an animal bite...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429644/a-systematic-review-of-discomfort-due-to-toe-or-ear-clipping-in-laboratory-rodents
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Kimberley E Wever, Florentine J Geessink, Michelle A E Brouwer, Alice Tillema, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga
Toe clipping and ear clipping (also ear notching or ear punching) are frequently used methods for individual identification of laboratory rodents. These procedures potentially cause severe discomfort, which can reduce animal welfare and distort experimental results. However, no systematic summary of the evidence on this topic currently exists. We conducted a systematic review of the evidence for discomfort due to toe or ear clipping in rodents. The review methodology was pre-specified in a registered review protocol...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429311/improving-animal-welfare-using-continuous-nalbuphine-infusion-in-a-long-term-rat-model-of-sepsis
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Victor Jeger, Mattia Arrigo, Florian F Hildenbrand, Daniel Müller, Paulin Jirkof, Till Hauffe, Burkhardt Seifert, Margarete Arras, Donat R Spahn, Dominique Bettex, Alain Rudiger
BACKGROUND: Sepsis research relies on animal models to investigate the mechanisms of the dysregulated host response to infection. Animal welfare concerns request the use of potent analgesics for the Refinement of existing sepsis models, according to the 3Rs principle. Nevertheless, adequate analgesia is often missing, partly because the effects of analgesics in this particular condition are unknown. We evaluated the use of nalbuphine, an opioid with kappa agonistic and mu antagonistic effects, in rats with and without experimental sepsis...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429207/organizational-and-welfare-mode-of-breast-centers-network-a-survey-of-sicilian-radiologists
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Maria Adele Marino, Orazio Pennisi, Annalisa Donia, Carmelo Sofia, Claudio Guerra, Carmelo Privitera, Placido Romeo
The European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists has created quality indicators for breast units to establish the minimum standards of care for patients. In Italy, each region differs, indeed, in terms of health care and services warranted to patients suffering from breast cancer. Since Sicilian Regional Administration today is still disregarding implementation of the provisions contained in the proposal of the Ministry of Health entitled "Guidelines on Organizational and Health Care Methods of Breast Centers Network" in November 2015 the Sicilian Regional Group of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM) decided to carry out a survey to see the position of the Sicilian Healthcare System and define the gap to bridge over...
April 20, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427338/-working-is-out-of-the-question-a-qualitative-text-analysis-of-medical-certificates-of-disability
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Guri Aarseth, Bård Natvig, Eivind Engebretsen, Anne Kveim Lie
BACKGROUND: Medical certificates influence the distribution of economic benefits in welfare states; however, the qualitative aspects of these texts remain largely unexplored. The present study is the first systematic investigation done of these texts. Our aim was to investigate how GPs select and mediate information about their patients' health and how they support their conclusions about illness, functioning and fitness for work in medical certificates. METHODS: We performed a textual analysis of thirty-three medical certificates produced by general practitioners (GP) in Norway at the request of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425103/remains-of-care-opioid-substitution-treatment-in-the-post-welfare-state
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Anna Leppo, Riikka Perälä
This article examines how the amplified role of pharmaceutical substances in addiction treatment affects the everyday realisation of care, particularly the relationship between workers and patients, in so called austere environments. Theoretically the article draws firstly on the literature that links pharmaceuticalisation to the neoliberal undoing of central public structures and institutions of care, and secondly on Anne-Marie Mol's concept of the logic of care. Based on an ethnographic analysis of the everyday life at a Finnish opioid substitution treatment clinic we show the mechanisms through which the realisation of pharmacotherapy can, in the current political climate, result in a very narrow understanding of drug problems and minimal human contact between patients and professionals...
April 19, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423888/effects-of-two-litter-amendments-on-air-nh3-levels-in-broiler-closed-houses
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Nsbm Atapattu, Lge Lakmal, Pwa Perera
Objective: High NH3 emissions from poultry houses are reported to have negative impacts on health, welfare and safety of birds and human, and on the environment. Objective of the present study was to determine the effects of two litter amendments on the NH3 levels in broiler closed houses under hot-humid conditions. Methods: Giving a completely randomize design, nine closed houses, each housed 32500 birds on paddy husk litter, were randomly allocated into two treatment (Mizuho; a bacterial culture mix and Rydall OE; an enzymatic biocatalyst) and control groups...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423871/behavioral-characteristics-of-hanwoo-bos-taurus-coreanae-steers-at-different-growth-stages-and-seasons
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Na Yeon Kim, Seong Jin Kim, Se Young Jang, Mi Rae Oh, Yu Jiao Tang, Hye Jin Seong, Yeong Sik Yun, Sang Ho Moon
The purpose of this research was to analyze behavioral characteristics of Hanwoo (Bos taurus coreanae) steers for each season and growth stage to enable measurement of animal welfare level for precision livestock farming. A hundred-eight beef steers were divided into three equal groups at a Hanwoo farm according to their growth stage: growing stage (GS), 8months; early-fattening stage (EFS), 19months; and late-fattening stage (LFS), 30months. Twelve behavioral categories were continuously recorded for 13day-time hours in each four seasons with three replications...
April 19, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422994/the-sheep-grimace-scale-as-an-indicator-of-post-operative-distress-and-pain-in-laboratory-sheep
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C Häger, S Biernot, M Buettner, S Glage, L M Keubler, N Held, E M Bleich, K Otto, C W Müller, S Decker, S R Talbot, A Bleich
The EU Directive 2010/63/EU changed the requirements regarding the use of laboratory animals and raised important issues related to assessing the severity of all procedures undertaken on laboratory animals. However, quantifiable parameters to assess severity are rare, and improved assessment strategies need to be developed. Hence, a Sheep Grimace Scale (SGS) was herein established by observing and interpreting sheep facial expressions as a consequence of pain and distress following unilateral tibia osteotomy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420423/a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-an-elisa-for-the-diagnosis-of-the-two-most-common-ascarids-in-chickens-using-plasma-or-egg-yolks
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Gürbüz Daş, Mark Hennies, Birgit Sohnrey, Shayan Rahimian, Kalyakorn Wongrak, Manuel Stehr, Matthias Gauly
BACKGROUND: Classical faecal egg counts (FEC) provide less reliable diagnostic information for nematode infections in chickens. We developed an ELISA based on Ascaridia galli antigens and tested two hypotheses, as follows: (i) IgY antibodies developed against A. galli will also be useful to identify Heterakis gallinarum infections, and (ii) circulating antibodies stored in egg yolks are as good as plasma samples, so a non-invasive diagnosis is possible. The aim of this study, therefore, was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the ELISA system with FEC, using both plasma and egg yolks from experimentally infected hens...
April 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420328/talking-about-intimate-partner-violence-in-multi-cultural-antenatal-care-a-qualitative-study-of-pregnant-women-s-advice-for-better-communication-in-south-east-norway
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Lisa Maria Garnweidner-Holme, Mirjam Lukasse, Miriam Solheim, Lena Henriksen
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women constitutes a major public health problem. Antenatal care is considered a window of opportunity to disclose and to communicate about IPV. However, little is known about how women from different ethnic backgrounds wish to communicate about their experiences with IPV during pregnancy in antenatal care. The aim of the present study was to explore how women from different ethnic backgrounds experienced IPV and what their recommendations were about how midwives should communicate about IPV in antenatal care...
April 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420107/prepartum-lying-behavior-of-holstein-dairy-cows-housed-on-pasture-through-parturition
#16
Christa A Rice, Nicole L Eberhart, Peter D Krawczel
Utilizing pasture-based systems may increase cow comfort during late gestation and calving as it lacks the constraints of confinement housing. The objective of this study was to quantify lying behavior and activity of Holstein dairy cows housed on pasture during the 6 d before calving. Sixteen Holstein dairy cows were moved to pasture 3 weeks before their projected calving date. Data loggers were attached 14 d prior to projected calving date. Behavior was evaluated 6 d before calving for all cows (n = 16) and 6 h prior to calving for a subset of cows (n = 6) with known calving times...
April 14, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419361/effect-of-electrical-stunning-frequency-and-current-waveform-in-poultry-welfare-and-meat-quality
#17
T S Siqueira, T D Borges, R M M Rocha, P T Figueira, F B Luciano, R E F Macedo
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of different stunning frequencies and electrical current waveforms on chicken welfare and meat quality. Two-hundred-thirty-two Cobb broilers, 48 d of age and 2.76 ± 0.47 live-weight, were randomly assigned into 4 stunning treatments - 2 frequencies (300 Hz and 650 Hz) and 2 current waveforms (direct current [DC] and alternating current [AC]). Broilers were electrically stunned in a water bath in a commercial slaughterhouse (70 V, 100 mA). The electronarcosis and stunning efficiency were confirmed by assessment of visual parameters (absence of rhythmic breathing, ocular reflex, and coordinated wing flapping) and blood parameters (lactate, glucose, creatine kinase, sodium, and potassium), which were measured after bleeding...
April 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418836/perspectives-accountability-for-mental-health-the-australian-experience
#18
Sebastian Rosenberg, Luis Salvador-Carulla
BACKGROUND: Australia was one of the first countries to develop a national policy for mental health. A persistent characteristic of all these policies has been their reference to the importance of accountability. What does this mean exactly and have we achieved it? Can Australia tell if anybody is getting better? AIMS OF THE STUDY: To review accountability for mental health in Australia and question whether two decades of Australian rhetoric around accountability for mental health has been fulfilled...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416571/negative-wealth-shock-and-short-term-changes-in-depressive-symptoms-and-medication-adherence-among-late-middle-aged-adults
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Lindsay R Pool, Belinda L Needham, Sarah A Burgard, Michael R Elliott, Carlos F Mendes de Leon
BACKGROUND: Experiencing a negative wealth shock in late middle age may cause high levels of stress and induce reductions in health-related consumption. METHODS: We used data on late middle age individuals (51-64 years) from the longitudinal US-based Health and Retirement Study (N=19 281) to examine the relationship between negative wealth shock and short-term outcomes that serve as markers of the pathways from wealth shock to health: elevated depressive symptoms, as a marker of the stress pathway and cost-related medication non-adherence (CRN), as a marker of the consumption pathway...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416039/pig-cognitive-bias-affects-the-conversion-of-muscle-into-meat-by-antioxidant-and-autophagy-mechanisms
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Y Potes, M Oliván, A Rubio-González, B de Luxán-Delgado, F Díaz, V Sierra, L Arroyo, R Peña, A Bassols, J González, R Carreras, A Velarde, M Muñoz-Torres, A Coto-Montes
Slaughter is a crucial step in the meat production chain that could induce psychological stress on each animal, resulting in a physiological response that can differ among individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between an animal's emotional state, the subsequent psychological stress at slaughter and the cellular damage as an effect. In all, 36 entire male pigs were reared at an experimental farm and a cognitive bias test was used to classify them into positive bias (PB) or negative bias (NB) groups depending on their decision-making capabilities...
April 18, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
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