Quality of Life assessment tools – Pain assessment tools – Farm animals

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Spotlight on Quality of Life assessment tools

4. Pain assessment tools

4.b. Species specific assessment tools

4.b.v. Farm animals

Published 31 August 2021

  • Wiseman-Orr, M.L., Scott, E.M. and Nolan, A.M. (2011) Development and testing of a novel instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQL) of farmed pigs and promote welfare enhancement (Part 1). Animal Welfare, 20 (4), pp. 535-548. = the link to this on the Newmetrica website seems to go to part 2
  • Wiseman-Orr, M.L., Scott, E.M. and Nolan, A.M. 2011) Development and testing of a novel instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQL) of farmed pigs and promote welfare enhancement (Part 2). Animal Welfare, 20 (4), pp. 549-558. Wiseman-orr-Scott-Nolan-2011-p2.pdf (newmetrica.com)
  • Viscardi, A.V. et al (2017) Development of a piglet grimace scale to evaluate piglet pain using facial expressions following castration and tail docking: a pilot study. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 4, p. 51. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2017.00051
  • McLennan, K.M. et al (2016) Development of a facial expression scale using footrot and mastitis as models of pain in sheep. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 176, pp. 19-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2016.01.007
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