Alexandra L. Whittaker
University of Adelaide
WelfareInternal medicineEndocrinologyDevelopmental psychologySurgerySocial statusPsychologyCognitionPolitical scienceIntensive care medicinePersonalityCognitive biasJudgementChemotherapyAnimal Welfare (journal)LegislationSalinePain assessmentSpace (commercial competition)MucositisTest (assessment)Quality (business)EnforcementLaw enforcementAnimal lawChemotherapy inducedAnesthesiaReliability (statistics)Animal welfareAnimal husbandryMedicineLegislatureBiologyGastroenterology
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328Citations
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#1Rochelle Morton (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 2
#2Michelle L. Hebart (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 14
Last. Alexandra L. Whittaker (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 11
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Animal welfare is not included in the Australian Constitution, rendering it a residual power of the states and territories. Commentators have suggested that inconsistencies exist between the state and territory statutes, and that a uniform approach would be beneficial. However, there has been no comprehensive assessment of the nature or extent of these purported inconsistencies. This review addresses this gap by providing a state-by-state comparison of animal protection statutes based on key pro...
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Last. Timothy Hugh BarkerH-Index: 7
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#1Alexandra L. Whittaker (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 11
#2Timothy Hugh Barker (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 7
Abstract The assessment of positive emotional states in animals has been advanced considerably through the use of judgement bias testing. JBT methods have now been reported in a range of species. Generally, these tests show good validity as ascertained through use of corroborating methods of affective state determination. However, published reports of judgement bias task findings can be counter-intuitive and show high inter-individual variability. It is proposed that these outcomes may arise as ...
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Animals' facial expressions are widely used as a readout for emotion. Scientific interest in the facial expressions of laboratory animals has centered primarily on negative experiences, such as pain, experienced as a result of scientific research procedures. Recent attempts to standardize evaluation of facial expressions associated with pain in laboratory animals has culminated in the development of "grimace scales". The prevention or relief of pain in laboratory animals is a fundamental require...
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#1Daniel Mota-RojasH-Index: 22
Last. Alexandra L. WhittakerH-Index: 11
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#1Jessica Loyer (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 3
#2Alexandra L. Whittaker (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 11
Last. Rachel A. Ankeny (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 22
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While religious slaughter is not a new practice in Australia, it has recently attracted public concern regarding questions of animal welfare following unfavourable media coverage. However, the details of religious slaughter practices, including related animal welfare provisions, appear to be poorly understood by the Australian public, and no existing literature concisely synthesises current regulations, practices, and issues. This paper addresses this gap by examining the processes associated wi...
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#1Timothy Hugh Barker (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 7
#2Gordon S. Howarth (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 50
Last. Alexandra L. Whittaker (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 11
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Abstract Legislative direction has encouraged the standard laboratory practice of group-housing rats used for scientific purposes. It has been demonstrated that this type of housing causes the induction of anxiety-like behaviours in subordinate animals. Despite previous studies documenting the negative effects of stress on learning, there has been relatively little attention given to the effects of subordination on animal learning. The aim of this study therefore, was to assess the effects of so...
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#1Alexandra L. Whittaker (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 11
#2Timothy Hugh Barker (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 7
Blood sampling is often performed in laboratory mice. Sampling techniques have the potential to cause pain, distress and impact on lifetime cumulative experience. In spite of institutions commonly providing guidance to researchers on these methods, and the existence of published guidelines, no systematic evaluation of the evidence on this topic exists. A systematic search of Medline, Scopus, and Web of Science was performed, identifying 27 studies on the impact of recovery blood sample technique...
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#1Laura Marsh (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 1
#2Robyn Terry (South Australian Research and Development Institute)H-Index: 5
Last. C. R. Ralph (South Australian Research and Development Institute)H-Index: 6
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Animal welfare assessment requires measures for positive affective state. Pharmacological agents that manipulate affective state can be used to evaluate novel biomarkers for affective state assessment. However, to validate that an agent has modified brain function, a reliable indicator is required. Circulating cortisol has been used as a reporter for effective delivery of the antidepressant selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) fluoxetine hydrochloride to the brain in humans and sheep. H...
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