Animal Welfare Science, Stress, Pain, Pain Relief and Suffering

Refereed Review Articles

Pain and its Alleviation

  1. Taylor PM, Kirby JJ, Shrimpton DJ and Johnson CB (1998). Cardiovascular effects of surgical castration during anesthesia maintained with halothane or infusion of detomidine, ketamine and guaiaphenesin in ponies. Equine Veterinary Journal 30 304-309.
  2. Johnson, C.B. (1999). Chemical restraint in the dog and cat. In Practice 21 111-118.
  3. Mellor, D.J. and Stafford, K.J. (1999). Assessing and minimising the distress caused by painful husbandry procedures. In Practice 21, 436-446.
  4. Mellor, D.J. and Stafford, K.J. (2000). Acute castration and tailing distress and its alleviation in lambs. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 48, 33-43.
  5. Wilson PR, Bartels MM, Stafford KJ, Mellor DJ. (2002). Analgesia for velvet antler removal. Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production 62: 372-375
  6. Wilson PR, Stafford KJ.  2002. Welfare of farmed deer in New Zealand. 2: Velvet Antler Removal. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 50: 221-227
  7. Murrell JC, Johnson CB, White KL, Taylor PM, Haberham ZL and Waterman-Pearson AE (2003). Changes in the EEG during castration in horses and ponies anaesthetised with halothane. Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 30 138-146.
  8. Stafford, K.J. and Mellor, D.J. (2005). Dehorning and disbudding distress and its alleviation in calves. The Veterinary Journal 169, 337-349. (This paper was in the top 25 downloaded papers in volumes 170 and 171 of the Journal)
  9. Stafford, K.J. and Mellor, D.J. (2005). The welfare significance of the castration of cattle: a review, New Zealand Veterinary Journal 53, 271-278.
  10. Woodbury WM, Johnson CB, Wilson P & Caulkett N (2005). Comparison of lidocaine and antler pedicle compression for analgesia during antler removal in red deer (Cervus elaphus) anaesthetised by halothane in oxygen: Cardiovascular and Behavioural effects. Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 32 72-82.
  11. Murrell JC and Johnson CB (2006). Neurophysiological techniques to assess pain in animals (Review). Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 29 325-335.
  12. Stafford, J.K., Chambers, J.P. and Mellor, D.J. (2006). The alleviation of pain in cattle: a review. Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 1,No 032,  (http://www.cababstractsplus.org/cabreviews).
  13. Stafford KJ, Chambers JP, Sylvester SP, Kenyon PR, Morris ST, Lizarraga I, de Nicolo G. (2006). Stress caused by laparoscopy and its alleviation. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 54: 109-113
  14. Stafford KJ, Mellor DJ. (2006). The assessment of pain in cattle: a review. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 1, No 013
  15. Murrell JC, Waters D, Mitchinson SL and Johnson CB (2007). Comparative effect of thermal, mechanical and electrical noxious stimuli on the electroencephalogram of the rat. British Journal of Anaesthesia 98 366-371.
  16. Mellor, D.J. (2008). Introduction. In: Scientific Assessment and Management of Animal Pain. OIE Technical Series 10, 5-10.
  17. Mellor, D.J., Fisher, M.W. and Stafford, K.J. (2008). A cost-benefit analysis of pain relief for farm animals. In: Scientific Assessment and Management of Animal Pain. OIE Technical Series 10, 47-55.
  18. Mellor, D.J. (2008). Future prospects for animal pain and its management. In: Scientific Assessment and Management of Animal Pain. OIE Technical Series 10, 195-210.
  19. Laven RA, Lawrence KE, Weston JF, Dowson KR, Stafford KJ. (2008). Assessment of duration of the pain response associated with lameness in dairy cows and the influence of treatment. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 56: 2109-7
  20. Stewart M, Schaefer AL, Haley DB, Colyn JJ, Cook NJ, Stafford KJ, Webster JR. (2008). Infrared thermography as a non-invasive method for detecting fear-related responses of cattle to handling procedures. Animal Welfare 17: 387-393
  21. Kongara K, Chambers JP and Johnson CB (2010). Electroencephalographic responses of tramadol, parecoxib and morphine to acute noxious electrical stimulation in anaesthetised dogs. Research in Veterinary Science 88 127-133.
  22. McCracken L, Waran N, Mitchinson S and Johnson CB (2010). Effect of age at castration on behavioural response to subsequent tail docking in lambs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia37 375-381.
  23. Stafford, K.J. and Mellor, D.J. (2011). Addressing the pain associated with disbudding and dehorning in cattle. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 135, 226– 231.

Livestock Slaughter

  1. Mellor, D.J., Gibson, T.J. and Johnson, C.B. (2009). A re-evaluation of the need to stun calves prior to slaughter by ventral-neck incision: An introductory review. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 57, 74-76.
  2. Johnson, C.B., Gibson, T.J., Stafford, K.J. and Mellor, D.J. (2012). Pain perception at slaughter. Animal Welfare 21(S2), 113-122.
  3. Johnson, C.B., Mellor, D.J., Hemsworth, P.H. and Fisher, A.D. (2015). A scientific comment on the welfare of domesticated ruminants slaughtered without stunning. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 63, 58-65.

Animal Welfare Science Conceptual Frameworks

  1. Green, T.C. and Mellor, D.J. (2011). Extending ideas about animal welfare assessment to include ‘quality of life’ and related concepts. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 59, 316–324.
  2. Mellor, D.J. (2012). Animal emotions, behaviour and the promotion of positive welfare states. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 60, 1-8.
  3. Fraser, D., Duncan, I.J.H., Edwards, S.A., Grandin, T., Gregory, N.G., Guyonnet, V., Hemsworth, P.H., Huertasm S.M., Huzzey, J.M., Mellor, D.J., Mench, J.A., Paranhos da Costa, M., Spinka, M. and Whay, H.R. (2013). General principles for the welfare of animals in production systems: The underlying science and its application. The Veterinary Journal 198, 19-27.
  4. Beausoleil, N.J. 2014.Balancing the need for wildlife conservation and the welfare of individual animals. In: Appleby, M., Weary, D., Sandoe, P. (Eds). Dilemmas in Animal Welfare, pp 124-147. ISBN-13: 978-1780642161.
  5. Mellor, D.J. (2015a). Enhancing animal welfare by creating opportunities for ‘positive affective engagement’. New Zealand Veterinary Journal63, 3-8.
  6. Mellor, D.J. (2015b). Positive welfare states and promoting environment-focused and animal-to-animal interactive behaviours. New Zealand Veterinary Journal63, 9-16.
  7. Mellor, D.J. (2015c). Positive animal welfare states and reference standards for welfare assessment. New Zealand Veterinary Journal63, 17-23.
  8. Hemsworth, P.H., Mellor, D.J., Cronin, G. and Tilbrook, A. (2015). Scientific assessment of animal welfare. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 63, 24-30.
  9. Webster, J.R., Schütz, K.E., Sutherland, M.A., Stewart, M. and Mellor, D.J. (2015). Different animal welfare orientations towards some key research areas of current relevance to pastoral dairy farming in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 63, 31-36.
  10. Beausoleil, N.J. and Mellor, D.J. (2015). Introducing breathlessness as an animal welfare issue. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 63, 44-51.
  11. Mellor, D.J. (2016). Updating Animal Welfare Thinking: Moving beyond the ‘Five Freedoms’ towards ‘A Life Worth Living’. Animals 6, 21; doi:10.3390/ani6030021.

The Five Domains Model – all publications

  1. Mellor, D.J. & Reid, C.S.W. (1994). Concepts of animal well-being and predicting the impact of procedures on experimental animals. In: Improving the Well-being of Animals in the Research Environment. Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART), Glen Osmond, South Australia pp 3-18.
  2. Mellor, D.J. (2004). Comprehensive assessment of harms caused by experimental, teaching and testing procedures on live animals. Alternatives to Laboratory Animals 32, Supplement 1, 453-457.
  3. Mellor, D.J. & Stafford, K.J. (2001). Integrating practical, regulatory and ethical strategies for enhancing farm animal welfare. Australian Veterinary Journal 79, 762-768.
  4. Williams, V.M, Mellor, D.J. & Marbrook, J. (2006). Revision of a scale for assessing the severity of live animal manipulations. ALTEX 23, Special Issue, 163-169.
  5. Mellor, D.J., Patterson-Kane, E. & Stafford, K.J. (2009). Chapter 5. The Sciences of Animal Welfare. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK.
  6. Green, T.C. and Mellor, D.J. (2011). Extending ideas about animal welfare assessment to include ‘quality of life’ and related concepts. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 59, 316–324.
  7. Mellor, D.J. (2012). Affective states and the assessment of laboratory-induced animal welfare impacts. ALTEX Proceedings 1 (WC8), 445-449.
  8. Beausoleil, N.J. & Mellor, D.J. (2012). Complementary roles for systematic analytical evaluation and qualitative whole animal profiling in welfare assessment for Three Rs applications. ALTEX Proceedings 1 (WC8), 455-460.
  9. Beausoleil, N.J., Fisher, P., Mellor, D.J. & Warburton, B. (2012). Ranking the negative impacts of wildlife control methods may help to advance the Three Rs. ALTEX Proceedings 1 (WC8), 481-485.
  10. Mellor, D.J. (2015). The Five Domains Model: Grading animal welfare compromise and enhancement. In: the Proceedings of the 4th Animal Welfare Stream of the Australian Veterinary Association/New Zealand Veterinary Association Pan Pacific Conference, Brisbane 2015, pp 657-660. http://conference.ava.com.au/sites/default/files/Conference_website/Proceedings/Proceedings%20PanPac%202015.pdf
  11. Beausoleil, N.J. & Mellor, D.J. (2015). Advantages and limitations of the ‘Five Domains’ model for assessing animal welfare impacts associated with vertebrate pest control. New Zealand Veterinary Journal63,37-43.
  12. Mellor, D.J. and Beausoleil, N.J. (2015). Extending the ‘Five Domains’ model for animal welfare assessment to incorporate positive welfare states. Animal Welfare 24(3), 241-253.
  13. Beausoleil, N.J.2015.Breathlessness as an animal welfare issue. Proceedings of the Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference, May 25-29, 2015, Brisbane, Australia. (Invited summary paper).

Miscellaneous

  1. Mellor, D.J. and Stafford, K.J. (2001). Integrating practical, regulatory and ethical strategies for enhancing farm animal welfare. Australian Veterinary Journal 79, 762-768.
  2. Kyngdon D, Minot E, Stafford KJ. (2002). The behavioural responses of common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) to a “Swim with dolphins” programme. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 81: 163-170
  3. Stafford, K.J., Mellor, D.J. and Gregory, N.G. (2002). Advances in animal welfare. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 50 (Supplement), 17-21.
  4. Mellor, D.J. and Littin, K.E. (2004). Using science to support ethical decisions promoting humane livestock slaughter and vertebrate pest control. Animal Welfare 13 Supplement, S127-S132.
  5. Stafford KJ, Gregory NG. (2008). Implications of intensification of pastoral animal production on animal welfare. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 56: 274-280
  6. Roche, J.R., Friggens N.C., Kay, J.K., Fisher, M.W., Stafford, K.J. and Berry, D.P. (2009). Invited review: Body condition score and its association with dairy cow productivity, health and welfare. Journal of Dairy Science 92, 5769-5801.

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