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dc.contributor.authorDale, Arnja
dc.contributor.authorSalinsky, Jodi
dc.contributor.authorLadyman, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Laura
dc.contributor.authorJolly, S.
dc.contributor.authorLeong, J.
dc.contributor.authorFarrow, A.
dc.contributor.authorTrippett, V.
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, D.
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-23T02:49:16Z
dc.date.available2017-08-23T02:49:16Z
dc.date.issued2015-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10652/3925
dc.description.abstractStray cats are an extremely polarising issue in New Zealand drawing regular media attention often with reports of reduced welfare. With the aim of collecting empirical data to investigate this, we developed and validated a 5-point objective visual welfare scale comprising of a body condition score (BCS, Purinatm); coat condition; nasal &/ocular discharge; ear crusting; and injury score. This welfare scale was used in combination with a subjective Quality of Life (QoL) score to assess: managed stray cats (n=210); unmanaged stray cats (n=253); and owned cats (n=213). The BCS did not differ between owned and managed cats (p=0.68) (BSC5), but was lower (BSC3-4) for unmanaged cats (p<0.0001). Managed and unmanaged cats showed increased nasal &/or ocular discharge and ear crusting (p<0.0001), but of a mild nature. 7% of cats were recorded to have injuries ranging from mild (4.1%) to severe (0.6%) with no difference in prevalence amongst the groups (p=0.06). Coat condition and QoL scores were highest for owned (excellent-good), followed by managed (good), and lastly unmanaged (fair-good) cats (p<0.0001). Comparatively, unmanaged cats had slightly lower welfare, whilst managed and owned cats showed relatively similar welfare states.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.g2z.org.au/en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectcats (Felis catus)en_NZ
dc.subjectanimal welfareen_NZ
dc.subjectattitudesen_NZ
dc.subjectsurveysen_NZ
dc.subjectstray catsen_NZ
dc.titleThe comparative welfare status of owned, managed stray and unmanaged strays catsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.date.updated2017-07-11T00:06:34Z
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dc.subject.marsden070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
dc.subject.marsden050211 Wildlife and Habitat Managementen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDale, A.R., Salinsky, J., Ladyman, R., Harvey, L., Jolly, S., Leong, J., Farrow, A., Trippett, V., Murphy, D., & Walker, J.K. (2015, September). The comparative welfare status of owned, managed stray and unmanaged strays cats. Paper presented at 6th National G2Z Summit & Workshops - Reaching out to the community (2015), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleG2Z National Summiten_NZ
unitec.conference.title6th National G2Z Summit & Workshops - Reaching out to the community (2015)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationGold Coast, Queensland, Australia.en_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2015-09-14
unitec.conference.edate2015-09-19
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms58756en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms58757en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms58761en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms58770


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