Proceedings of the first International Conference on Veterinary Behavioural Medicine
Contributor(s):: Daniel Mills, S.E. Heath, L.J. Harrington
This collection of papers is the Proceedings of the First International Conference on Veterinary Behavioural Medicine which was held, under the auspices of the Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group and the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology, in Birmingham UK on the 1st and...
Cats and the law: aspects of the co-authored research undertaken for International CatCare
Contributor(s):: Diane Ryland
This research was initially commissioned by the Feline Advisory Bureau, now International CatCare, and has resulted in both a Research Report and Plain English Guide on Cats and the Law, co-author Dr Angus Nurse, Middlesex University.
Clinical animal behaviour models of stereotypic behaviour and underlying cognition
Contributor(s):: Daniel Mills
Bizarre repetitive behaviour may be quite common, with estimates in people and dogs of a prevalence of up to 8%. Whereas these are often considered important indicators of mental health problems in people, in companion animals, many owners view these behaviours as "quirky" or even...
Animal welfare: Proceedings of the Animal Welfare Sessions, 24th World Veterinary Congress, Rio de Janeiro, 1991
Probably as a sign of the times, the World Veterinary Association's Animal Welfare Committee has published its conference proceedings for the first time. The papers cover the topic from most angles: ethology, legislation, laboratory animal welfare, transport of animals, public policy, human and...
Animals, health and quality of life: professional development forum.
Animals, health and quality of life: abstract book
Current work on appropriate livestock management 2000. Lectures given at the 32nd International Workshop on Applied Ethology of Livestock by the Deutschen Veterinarmedizinischen Gesellschaft e. V. (Behavioural Studies Group), 9-11 November 2000, Frei
The papers presented in these proceeding are grouped into sections on: reactions to stressful situations; human animal relationships; and miscellaneous topics. Most of the papers are on cattle and pigs: there is one on cortisol measurement in faeces of all domestic species, one on group size of...
Challenges of service dog ownership
Contributor(s):: Adams, C. L.
Non-human primate behavior
Contributor(s):: Calle, P. P.
Making the visit to the veterinarian a positive experience for all
Contributor(s):: Curtis, T. M.
Human-directed feline aggression
Human contact and fear responses in laying hens
Contributor(s):: Edwards, L. E., Hemsworth, P. H., Coleman, G. J.
Human-animal interactions were studied at nine Australian farms and nine US farms. Measures of hen fear of humans, human activity in the laying shed, productivity records and shed parameters were collected at each shed. Significant differences between countries were found for shed parameters,...
Aircraft noise influenced behaviour of service dogs
Contributor(s):: Flach, M., Heisterkamp, C., Stephan, E.
Human-cow interactions: production effects
Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.
Behaviour of cows towards herdsmen is reviewed, with reference to fear memory formation; place-specific fear; introducing heifers to the milking parlour; effect of veterinary treatment; memory; locking of stanchions and stress.
Clues from Katrina: human-animal bond and diversity in practice
Contributor(s):: Greenhill, L. M.
The influence of the human-animal relationship on the productivity and welfare of the pig
Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L., Cronin, G. M.
The effects of "unpleasant", control (minimal contact with humans), and "pleasant" handling of boars and gilts from 11 wk of age were studied. Boars in the pleasant handling group attained a fully coordinated mating response at an earlier age and had larger testes at 160 days of age than those in...
The influence of the human-animal interaction in the milking parlour on the behaviour, heart-rate and milk yield of dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Knierim, U., Waran, N. K.
This study addressed questions regarding the quality of human-cow interactions in the modern milking parlour, and whether in this situation cows still react differently to different milkers.
Teaching riding horses to be safe
Contributor(s):: Ladewig, J.
An example of application of research in ethology from the horse's temperament tests and record of learning and behavior (LAC)
Contributor(s):: Lansade, L., Dubois, C., Gillot, A., Delfosse, A., Bon, M. le, Roche, H., Yvon, J. M., Foisnel, S., Rizo, S., Menard, C., Baumgartner, M., Vidament, M.
The horse's behaviour strongly influences its suitability for riding activity. As professionals and amatory riders were interested by tests aimed at measuring the horse temperament, several scientific studies were conducted. From these studies, two sets of standardised tests were created: - the...
Cruelty toward cats: a different kind of abuse
Contributor(s):: Lockwood, R.