Beth A. Ventura - Publications

Refereed Articles

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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Invited Papers, Conference Proceedings, Abstracts, Presentations

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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Popular Press

Ventura, B. 2014. Is cow-calf separation a socially sustainable practice? Progressive Dairyman, May 7. 28(8): p. 63.

Ventura, B. 2012. Promoting discussion of ‘hot topics’ in dairy cattle welfare. BCSCPA FarmSense E-Newsletter, June.

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