Backgrounders

Animal health

• Canine influenza: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Rabies:Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
For information about specific animal diseases, the Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University provides factsheets, Fast Facts summaries, and images. These resources are available on the CFSPH site at http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/DiseaseInfo/index.php.

Animal welfare

• Beak Trimming, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)

• Castration of Cattle, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Declawing of Domestic Cats, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Deer Velvet, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Dehorning and Disbudding of Cattle, Welfare Implications of the: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version
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• Dog Bite Risk and Prevention, The Role of Breed in: Full Text (HTML) |  Print Version (PDF)
• Dogs Traveling in Truck Beds, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Ear Cropping–Dogs, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Electroimmobilization, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Elephant Training, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Foie Gras Production, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Hot-Iron Branding and Its Alternatives, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version(PDF)
• Induced Molting of Layer Chickens, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Laying Hen Housing, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version(PDF)
• Leghold Trap Use in Conservation and Research, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Ovariectomy in Cattle, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Practices Performed on Piglets, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version(PDF)
• Salmon Primer:  Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Soring in Horses:  Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF) | Factsheet (PDF)
• Tail Docking–Dogs, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Tail Docking of Cattle, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Tail Docking of Lambs, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• The Use of Electro-Muscular Disruptive Devices or "TASER® Devices" on Animals, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Thoracic Compression, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)
• Veal Calf Husbandry, Welfare Implications of: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)

Microchip / Electronic ID

• Microchipping of Animals: Full Text (HTML) | Print Version (PDF)