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- Menchetti, Laura, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Applied animal behaviour science 2019 v.213 pp. 107-116
- acclimation; animal behavior; animal rescue shelters; cages; coping strategies; dogs; social environment; veterinarians; welfare assessment
- ... This study aimed to develop and validate a fast and straightforward welfare assessment system to help shelter staff in decision-making processes. For newly captured dogs entering the shelter, the animal control officer (at capture time) and the veterinary officer (at entrance examination) compiled a form attributing a qualitative score for the overall Stress level and for 5 Descriptors of dog beha ...