Affiliation: Massey University
Country: New Zealand
Cornish A, Fisher A, Collins T, Degeling C, Freire R, Hazel S, et al
. Ranking of Production Animal Welfare and Ethics Issues in Australia and New Zealand by Veterinary Students. Vet Sci. 2018;5: pubmed publisher
..These findings should help the development of AWE teaching resources that address students' attitudes and competence and that can be delivered when students are most receptive. ..
Stafford K, Mellor D, Todd S, Bruce R, Ward R. Effects of local anaesthesia or local anaesthesia plus a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug on the acute cortisol response of calves to five different methods of castration. Res Vet Sci. 2002;73:61-70 pubmed
..Clamp castration caused the smallest cortisol response which was reduced or eliminated by local anaesthetic or local anesthetic plus ketoprofen respectively, but this method of castration was not always successful. ..
Stafford K, Mellor D. The welfare significance of the castration of cattle: a review. N Z Vet J. 2005;53:271-8 pubmed
..The use of these methods is an additional cost for farmers and may be limited by the availability of drugs for farmers to use and the scarcity of veterinarians in farm animal practice. ..
Johnson J, Collins T, Degeling C, Fawcett A, Fisher A, Freire R, et al
. The First Shared Online Curriculum Resources for Veterinary Undergraduate Learning and Teaching in Animal Welfare and Ethics in Australia and New Zealand. Animals (Basel). 2015;5:395-406 pubmed publisher
..The learning and teaching strategies that ranked highest in the exercise were: scenario-based learning; a quality of animal life assessment tool; the so-called 'Human Continuum' discussion platform; and a negotiated curriculum. ..
Barrett L, Beausoleil N, Benschop J, Stafford K. Pain-related behavior was not observed in dairy cattle in the days after liver biopsy, regardless of whether NSAIDs were administered. Res Vet Sci. 2016;104:195-9 pubmed publisher
..Without identifying post-biopsy pain, it is not possible to determine what effect NSAID analgesia may have had on alleviating it. ..
Stafford K, Mellor D. Dehorning and disbudding distress and its alleviation in calves. Vet J. 2005;169:337-49 pubmed
..Cautery disbudding is preferable to amputation dehorning, but for optimal pain relief xylazine sedation, local anaesthesia and a NSAID should be used with both procedures. ..
Stafford K, Gregory N. Implications of intensification of pastoral animal production on animal welfare. N Z Vet J. 2008;56:274-80 pubmed publisher
..Intensification of pastoral production will have positive and negative effects on animal welfare. The balance will be determined by the quality of management and stockmanship, and the pressure on businesses to be profitable. ..