Beth A. Ventura - Publications

Refereed Articles

Ventura, B.A., C.M.H.A. Terreaux, and P.E. Zhitnitskiy. Veterinary student knowledge and attitudes about swine change after lectures and a farm visit. J. Vet. Med. Ed. Accepted 2020.

Proudfoot, K., and B.A. Ventura. Impact of a frame reflection on veterinary student perspectives toward animal welfare and different viewpoints. J. Vet. Med. Ed. Accepted 2020.

Perttu, R.K., B.A. Ventura, M.I. Endres. Youth and adult public views of dairy calf housing options. J. Dairy Sci. Accepted 2020.

Proudfoot, K., and B.A. Ventura. Accepted. Impact of a frame reflection on veterinary student perspectives toward animal welfare and different viewpoints. J. Vet. Med. Ed.

Ventura, B.A., M.A.G. von Keyserlingk, H. Wittman, and D.M. Weary. 2016. Changes in animal welfare knowledge, perceptions, concerns and values among interested citizens visiting a dairy farm. PloS ONE. 11(5): e0154733.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154733

Ventura, B.A., D.M. Weary, A.S. Giovanetti, and M.A.G. von Keyserlingk. 2016. European veterinary perspectives on cattle welfare challenges and solutions. Livest. Sci. 193:95-102.

Ventura, B.A, M.A.G. von Keyserlingk, and D.M. Weary. 2015. Animal welfare concerns and values of stakeholders within the dairy industry. J. Agric. Environ. Ethics. 28:109-126.

Weary, D.M., B.A. Ventura, and M.A.G. von Keyserlingk. 2015. Societal views and animal welfare science: Understanding why the modified cage may fail and other stories. Animal. 2016 Feb;10(2):309-17. doi: 10.1017/S175131115001160.

Ventura, B.A, M.A.G. von Keyserlingk, C.A. Schuppli, and D.M. Weary. 2013. Views on contentious practices in dairy farming: The case of early cow-calf separation. J. Dairy Sci. 96:6105-6116.

Ventura, B.A, F. Siewerdt, and I. Estevez. 2012. Access to barrier perches improves behavior repertoire in broilers. PLoS ONE 7(1):e29826. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0029826.

Ventura, B.A, F. Siewerdt, and I. Estevez. 2010. Effects of barrier perches and density on broiler leg health, fear, and performance. Poult. Sci. 89:1574-1583.

Nielsen, B.D., K.K. Turner, B.A. Ventura, A.D. Woodward, and C.I. O’Connor. 2006. Racing speeds of Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds and Arabians. Equine Vet. J. Suppl. 36:128-132.

O’Connor, C.I., B.D. Nielsen, A.D. Woodward, H.S. Spooner, B.A. Ventura, and K.K. Turner. 2006. Mineral balance in horses fed two supplemental silicon sources. J. Anim. Phys. Anim. Nutr. 92:173-181.

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Book Chapters

Ventura, Ventura, B.A. and E.H. Fjæran. (Under review). From stakeholder education to engagement, using strategies from social science. In: Changing Human Behavior to Enhance Animal Welfare. R. Sommerville (Ed.), CABI

Ventura, B.A. and C.C. Croney. 2018. To meet the ethical imperative of telos in modern dairy production: societal concern for naturalness, animal welfare, and opportunities for resolution through science. In: The Welfare of Cattle. T. Engle, D. Klingborg, and B.E. Rollin (Ed.), CRC Press.

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Invited Papers, Conference Proceedings, Abstracts, Presentations

Perttu*, R.K, B.A. Ventura, and M.I. Endres. Calf welfare views and dairy consumption habits of parents compared to their children. ADSA Annual Meeting (virtual). Jun 2020. 

B. Ventura. 2019. Animal welfare concerns: How to constructively engage diverse stakeholders?. MN Coalition on Government Transparency, Minnesota. June. 

B. Ventura, 2019. Integrating animal welfare into curriculum. Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Symposium on Diversity, West Lafayette, Indiana. May. 

Lou, M., Y. Li and B.A. Ventura. Struggle behavior and vocalizations of male piglets during castration. ASAS-ADSA Midwest Meeting. Omaha, NE. Mar 2020.

Knauer*, W., E. Barrell, A. Guedes, and B. Ventura. Effects of multimodal pain management strategies on acute pain behavior and physiology in disbudded neonatal goat kids. American Association of Bovine Practitioners, St. Louis MO, Sept 2019 (in press).

Proudfoot, K. and B. Ventura. Impact of frame reflection on veterinary student perspectives toward animal welfare and differing viewpoints (poster). 53rd Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology. p. 357. Bergen, Norway. August 2019. 

Knauer, W., E. Barrell, A. Guedes, and B. Ventura. Effects of multimodal pain management strategies on acute pain behavior and physiology in disbudded neonatal goat kids (poster). 53rd Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology. p. 331. Bergen, Norway. August 2019.

Knauer*, W., E. Barrell, A. Guedes, and B. Ventura. Effects of multimodal pain management strategies on acute pain behavior and physiology in disbudded neonatal goat kids. Ontario Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference, Guelph, ON, CAN, June 2019.

Perttu*, R.K, B. Ventura, and M.I. Endres. Public acceptance of dairy calf housing options (poster). ADSA Annual Meeting. Cincinnati, OH. June 2019. 

Perttu*, R.K, B. Ventura, and M.I. Endres. Youth preferences for dairy calf housing options (poster). ADSA Annual Meeting. Cincinnati, OH. June 2019.  

Perttu*, R.K, B. Ventura, and M.I. Endres. Public perception of dairy calf welfare in Minnesota (poster). Minnesota Dairy Health Conference. St. Paul, MN. May 2019. 

Perttu*, R.K, B. Ventura, and M.I. Endres. Adult and youth attitudes toward dairy calf housing (oral/poster). 4th Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium. Kissimmee, FL. May 2019.

Ventura, B., M.A.G. von Keyserlingk, H. Wittman, and D.M. Weary. 2015. Space, pasture, water, grain [and] love: dairy cattle needs according to citizens visiting a dairy farm. In: Know Your Food: Food Ethics and Innovation, D.E. Dumitras, I.M. Jitea, and S. Aerts (Eds.). 12th Congr. of the European Soc. for Agricultural and Food Ethics (Eursafe), Cluj-Napoca, Romania. May. p. 254-257.

Ventura, B. 2015. Engaging stakeholders to improve farm animal welfare. Canadian Federation of Humane Societies National Animal Welfare Conf., Vancouver, Canada. May.

Ventura, B., M.A.G. von Keyserlingk, and D.M. Weary. 2013. Industry stakeholder views on dairy cattle welfare. ADSA/ASAS/CSAS Joint Annual Mtg., Indianapolis, IN. July. (Abstr./Oral Presented by von Keyserlingk).

Ventura, B., M.A.G. von Keyserlingk, and D.M. Weary. 2013. Views of industry stakeholders on dairy cattle welfare. Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Conf., Vancouver, Canada. Nov. (Abstr./Oral). p. 23.

Ventura, B., M.A.G. von Keyserlingk, and D.M. Weary. 2013. The welfare of dairy cattle: perspectives of industry stakeholders. In: The Ethics of Consumption: The Citizen, the Market and the Law, H. Röcklinsberg and P. Sandin (Eds.). 11th Congr. of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (Eursafe), Uppsala, Sweden. Sep. p. 221-224.

Berg, C., J. Berk, W. Bessei, E. Bokkers, S. Buijs, A. Butterworth, I. Estevez, I. De Jong, J. Mench, B. Nielsen, S. Steenfeldt, Y. Thaxton, J. Yngvesson, B. Ventura, and J. Zoons. 2012. Update of the welfare of chickens kept for meat production (broilers). Sub Report A in: Scientific Report Updating the EFSA Opinions on the Welfare of Broilers and Broiler Breeders, I. De Jong, C. Berg, A. Butterworth, and I. Estevez (Eds). Supporting publications 2012: EN-295[116 pp].

Ventura, B., M.A.G. von Keyserlingk, C.A. Schuppli, and D.M. Weary. 2012. Web forums as a method for engagement on contentious issues in dairying: Should dairy calves be separated from the cow within the first few hours after birth? ADSA/ASAS/CSAS Joint Annual Mtg., Phoenix, AZ. July. (Abstr./Poster; 3rd Prize). p. 59.

Weary, D.M., C.A. Schuppli, B. Ventura, and M.A.G. von Keyserlingk. 2012. Attitudes to contentious practices in dairy farming. Adv. Dairy Tech. 24:371-382.

Ventura, B., F. Siewerdt, and I. Estevez. 2010. Barrier perches and density effects in broilers. 44th Congr. of the International Soc. for Applied Ethology, Uppsala, Sweden. Aug. (Abstr./Poster). p. 162.

Ventura, B. 2009. The effects of barrier perches and stocking density on broiler chicken behavior and health. Amer. Registry of Prof. Animal Scientists, Washington DC Area Chapter Mini-symp., College Park, PA. April.

Ventura, B., F. Siewerdt, and I. Estevez. 2009. Barrier perches and density: Effects on perching, leg condition and foot health in broilers. 8th European Symp. on Poultry Welfare, Cervia, Italy. May. (Abstr./Poster). p. 67.

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