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Theses

PhD

M. Robichaud, PhD thesis. 2016.
Prevalence and effects of management practices around calving on the health, behaviour, and productivity of Holstein dairy calves

T. Casey, PhD thesis. 2016.
Opportunities for exercise during pullet rearing: effects on bone health and keel bone damage in laying hens

M. Walker, PhD thesis. 2016.
Validating methods that promote reduction and refinement in laboratory animal science

J. Stryker, PhD thesis. 2016.
Behaviour assessment and thermal imaging of large Felids with a focus on thermoregulatory behaviour, zoo microclimatic landscape design for thermal comfort and core body temperature detection methods

J. Jacobs, PhD thesis. 2016.
Understanding Canine Resource Guarding Behaviour: A Qualitative and Quantitative Approach

W. Sanchez, PhD thesis. 2015.
What does it feel like to be a bat? Searching for ways to investigate conscious emotion in non-human animals

H. McDonald Kinkaid, PhD thesis. 2015.
Species-Level Determinants of Stereotypic Behaviour, Reproductive Success, and Lifespan in Captive Parrots (Psittaciformes) 

J. Ahloy Dallaire, PhD thesis. 2015.
Investigating the Functions of Rough-and-Tumble Play in American Mink, Neovison vison

E. Miller-Cushon. PhD thesis. 2014.
Expression and development of feeding behaviour in dairy calves

M. Diez Leon. PhD thesis. 2014.
Effects of environmental enrichment on stereotypic behaviour and reproductive success in American mink Neovison vison

A. E. Ghane. PhD thesis. 2013.
Investigating the importance of Early Feeding (posthatch) and Proactive Incubation Profiling on Liveability and Early Performance of Turkey Poults

C. Todd. PhD thesis. 2013.
An investigation into the effects of free-access acidified milk replacer feeding programs on the productivity and welfare of the calf

N. C. Newby. PhD thesis. 2012.
Pain assessment and management after abdominal surgery or parturition in dairy cattle

J. Higginson Cutler. PhD thesis. 2012.
Welfare in dairy cattle: Epidemiologic approaches for detection and treatment of lameness

A. Greter. PhD thesis. 2012.
Towards understanding feeding motivation and management factors affecting feeding behaviour in limit-fed dairy heifers

R. Meagher PhD thesis. 2011.
The welfare significance of inactivity in captive animals, using mink as a model

A. Stanton. PhD thesis. 2011.
An evaluation of the impact of management practices on the health
and welfare of dairy heifer calves

MSc & MA

M. Kozak, MSc thesis. 2016.
Improving aviary designs by observing locomotor development and determining navigational preferences

C. LeBlanc, MSc thesis. 2016.
Development of domestic fowl locomotion over inclined surfaces and use of anticipation strategies

J. Walsh, MSc thesis. 2016.
Evaluation of Methods for On-Farm Euthanasia of Commercial Meat Rabbits

A. Polanco, MSc thesis. 2016.
The Forms of Stereotypic Behaviour in Farmed Mink (Neovison vison)

A. Mitcham, MSc thesis. 2015.
Effect of Socialization on Impulsivity in the Domestic Dog

J. Kroshko, MSc thesis. 2015
Population-Level Risk Factors for Stereotypic Behaviour and Infant Mortality in Captive Carnivores

K. Lambert, MSc thesis. 2014.
Summarizing Reasons for Surrender and Stakeholder Perceptions within the Published Literature on Companion-animal Relinquishment

K. Anderson, MA thesis. 2014.
Hitched Horse, Milked Cow, Killed Pig”: Pragmatic Stewardship and the Paradox of Human/Animal Relationships in Southern Ontario, 1900-1920

A. Roberts, MSc thesis. 2014.
A comparison of three animal welfare assessment programs on Canadian swine farms

L. Levison, MSc thesis. 2013.
Pathogen indentification and incidence rates of clinical mastitis on organic and conventional dairy farms

T. Jones, MSc thesis. 2013.
Measurement of temperament in beef cattle and its relationships to animal production characteristics

A. Main, MSc thesis. 2013.
The effects of a gel mat stall surface on the lying behaviour of dairy cattle

H. Flint, MSc thesis. 2013.
Load characteristics and the behaviour of beef cattle unlaoded for feed, water and rest during long distance transportation in Canada

J. Fox, Msc thesis. 2013.
The effect of water sprinkling market pigs transported during summer on pig behaviour, gastrointestinal tract temperature and trailer micro-climate

M. Geiger, MSc thesis. 2013.
Exploring donkey welfare and positionality in Maun, Botswana

K. Hart, MSc thesis. 2013.
Effect of frequency of milking and feed delivery on the behavioural patterns and productivity of lactating dairy cows

A. Sova, MSc thesis. 2013.
Associations between herd-level feeding and housing management practices, ration characteristics and production of free-stall housed dairy cows

M. Watters, MSc thesis. 2013.
Association between standing and lying behaviour and udder health in free-stall housed, lactating dairy cows

C. Woolley, MSc thesis. 2013.
Attack intensity of pest flies and the behavioural responses of pastured dairy cows

Y. Lu, MSc thesis. 2013.
Consumer preference for eggs from enhanced animal welfare production systems: A stated choice analysis

N. Newby, PhD theis. 2012.
Pain assessment and management after abdominal surgery or parturition in dairy cattle

T. Casey, MSc thesis. 2012.
Effectiveness of a non-penetrating captive bolt for euthanasia of suckling and weaned piglets

J. Deming, MSc thesis. Farm- and cow-level effects on the behavioural patterns of dairy cows milked with automatic systems

K. Morrissey, MSc thesis. 2012.
The effect of dietary alterations on growth, productivity, behaviour and preference of broiler breeder females

R. Tenbergen, MSc thesis. 2012.
Investigation of the use of analgesics at the time of castration and tail docking and following parturition for improving performance and reducing pain in pigs

J. Zaffino, MSc thesis. 2012.
An evaluation of hock, knee, and neck injuries on dairy cattle in Canada

K. Bovey, MSc thesis. 2011.
An investigation into the behavioural and psysiological responses of swine to routine surgical procedures

J. Dallaire, MSc thesis. 2011.
The effects of environmental enrichment on abnormal repetitive behaviour in American mink

N. Ringgenberg, MSc thesis. 2011.
Impacts of social stress during gestation and environmental enrichment during lactation on the maternal behaviour of sows

B. Kitts, MSc thesis. 2010.
Effect of limit feeding on the feeding behaviour and growth of dairy heifers

A. Greter, MSc thesis. 2010.
Effect of feeding method on the learning of feeding behaviour in growing dairy heifers

 

Books and Chapters

2009

Hank Davis. Caveman Logic. Prometheus Books, 2009.

G. Mason & M. Bateson (in press). Motivation and the control of behaviour. Ch. 5 in The Ethology of
Domesticated Animals, ed. P. Jensen (2 edition), CABI, Wallingford, UK.

National Academies ILAR Pain Working Group [with nine co-authors] (in press). Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals. The National Academies Press, Washington DC.

Widowski, T.M. The physical environment and its effects on welfare. In: I.J.H. Duncan (Ed.) The Welfare of Domestic Fowl, Springer, Berlin.

2008

G. Mason & Jake Veasey (2008). How should the psychological welfare of zoo elephants be investigated? Chapter 11 in: An Elephant in the Room: the Science and Well Being of Elephants in Captivity, eds. D. L. Forthman, L. F. Kane & P. F. Waldau. Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Animals and Public Policy, North Grafton, MA, pp. 154-174.

2006

G. Mason & J. Rushen (eds.), (2006). Stereotypies in Captive Animals: Fundamentals and Implications for Welfare (second edition). CAB International, Wallingford

J. Rushen & G. Mason (2006) A decade or more's progress in the understanding of stereotypic behaviour Chapter 1 in: Stereotypies in Captive Animals (second edition), eds. G. Mason & J. Rushen, CAB International, Wallingford.

R. Bergeron, A. Badnell-Waters, Sarah Lambton & G. Mason (2006). Oral stereotypies in captive ungulates: Foraging, diet and gastro-intestinal function. Chapter 2 in: Stereotypies in Captive Animals (second edition), eds. G. Mason & J. Rushen, CAB International, Wallingford.

G. Mason (2006) Stereotypic behaviour: fundamentals and applications to animal welfare and beyond. Chapter 11 in: Stereotypies in Captive Animals (second edition), eds. G. Mason & J. Rushen, CAB International, Wallingford.

G. Mason (2006). Maternal deprivation and stereotypy in animals other than primates. Box 3 in Chapter 6, Stereotypies in Captive Animals (second edition), eds. G. Mason & J. Rushen, CAB International, Wallingford.

G. Mason (2006). Deprivation stereotypies in human children: The case of the Romanian orphans. Box 2 in Chapter 6, Stereotypies in Captive Animals (second edition), eds. G. Mason & J. Rushen, CAB International, Wallingford.

G. Mason (2006). Are wild-born animals 'protected' from stereotypies? Box 2 in Chapter 7, Stereotypies in Captive Animals (second edition), eds. G. Mason & J. Rushen, CAB International, Wallingford.

G. Mason (2006). Strain differences in the stereotypies of laboratory mice. Box 2 in Chapter 8, Stereotypies in Captive Animals (second edition), eds. G. Mason & J. Rushen, CAB International, Wallingford.

G. Mason (2006). Oral stereotypic behaviours in other taxa. Box 2 in Chapter 2, Stereotypies in Captive Animals (second edition), eds. G. Mason & J. Rushen, CAB International, Wallingford.

S. Lambton & G. Mason (2006). Ungulate digestive adaptations, and their implications for functioning in captivity. Box 1 in Chapter 2, Stereotypies in Captive Animals (second edition), eds. G. Mason & J. Rushen, CAB International, Wallingford.

G. Mason (2006). Herbivory in captivity: Provisioning, intensive husbandry and abnormal oral behaviors. In: Foraging, eds. D. W. Stephens, R. C. Ydenberg & J. C. Brown. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

R. Clubb & G. Mason (2006). Elephants in captivity. Humane Society Press, Washington D. C.

2005

Zoos Forum Working Group on Animal Welfare and its Assessment in Zoos, G. Mason [with 9 co-authors] 2005. Animal Welfare and its Assessment in Zoos.

2004

Duncan, I.J.H., 2004. Welfare problems of poultry. In: The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions (Eds G.J. Benson and B.E. Rollin), pp. 307-323. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa.

Duncan, I.J.H., 2004. A concept of welfare based on feelings. In: The Well-Being of Farm Animals: Challenges and Solutions (Eds G.J. Benson and B.E. Rollin), pp. 85-101. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa.

G. J. Mason (2004). Not 'home on the range': the effects of captivity on the welfare of carnivores. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, ed. M. Bekoff, Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport CT.

R. Clubb & G. Mason (2004). The welfare of elephants in European zoos: mortality, morbidity and reproduction In: The Marwell Scientific Report 2003, ed. T. Gilbert. Pebble Graphics, Romsey

S. Vickery & G. Mason (2004). Understanding bear stereotypies - the first step towards treatment. In: The Marwell Scientific Report 2003, ed. T. Gilbert. Pebble Graphics, Romsey

G. Mason & R. Clubb (2004). Guest editorial, International Zoo News 51: 3-5.

2002

R. Clubb & G. Mason (2002). A Review of the Welfare of Elephants in European Zoos. RSPCA, Horsham.

R. Clubb & G. Mason (2002). Are some Carnivore species predisposed to develop stereotypy because of their foraging strategy in the wild? In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment, eds. V. J. Hare, K. E. Worley & K. Myers, The Shape of Enrichment Inc., San Diego, pp. 139 – 141.

G. Mason, J. Cooper & C. Clarebrough (2002). The use of techniques from human economics to measure what animals value, illustrated by experimental work on the American mink, Mustela vison. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conferences on Environmental Enrichment, eds. V. J. Hare, K. E. Worley & K. Myers, The Shape of Enrichment Inc., San Diego, pp. 111 - 117.

Hovland, A. L., Mason, G., Bøe, K. E., Bakken, M. (2002). Operant methodology as a method to measure social priorities in farmed foxes. Nordisk Jorbruksforskeres Forening, NJF-seminar no.347, 2-4 October 2002, Vuokatti, Finland

Hovland, A, L., Bøe, K. E., Mason, G., Eide, T. & Bakken, M. (2002). Measuring social motivation in farmed foxes: methodology and preliminary results. In: Internal Report no. 151, Ministeriet for Fødevarar, Lanbrug og Fiskeri, Danmarks JordbrugsForskning, eds. C. C. Krohn & J. Ladewig, p. 27 (abstract).

2001

European Commission (2001) [with 12 co-authors]. The Welfare of Animals kept for Fur Production.

G. Mason & H. Warburton (eds.) (2001). A Consumer's Guide to Consumer Demand and Preference Measurement. Workshop proceedings, ISAE meeting, 4th-9th Aug. 2001, Davies, California.

Millman, S.T. and Duncan, I.J.H., 2001. Social cognition of farm animals. In: Social Behaviour in Farm Animals (Eds L.J. Keeling and H.W. Gonyou), pp. 373-399. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxon.

R. Clubb & G. Mason (2001). Does behavioural ecology influence the development of stereotypic behaviour in captivity? In: The Marwell Scientific Report 1999/2000, eds. J. Ostler & G. Worman. Pebble Graphics, Romsey, pp. 9 – 11.

2000

G. Mason (2000). Animal Welfare. In: Frontiers of Life, Vol. IV, Part One, eds. P. Bateson & E. Alleva, Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 29 - 43.

K. von Schmalz Peixoto & G. Mason (2000). Factors affecting breeding success in captive Carnivora - preliminary results. Advances in Ethology 35, Supplement to Ethology, p. 135 (abstract)

 

Technical Reports and Popular Articles

Beat the Heat: A Guide to Hot Weather and Shade for Ontario Cattle Producers.  Campbell centre for the Study of Animal Welfare. 1998.

Killing methods for poultry: A report on the use of gas in the U.K. to render birds unconscious prior to slaughter. Ian J.H. Duncan. The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare.  1997.

"Making moulting more humane – Innovative technique could offer more acceptable method of shedding feathers" Ontario Poultry Farmer, Summer 2008, pp17-18.

The welfare of veal calves: A review of the scientific evidence. Jeffrey Rushen. The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare. 1994