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  1. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

    Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through...

  2. Watching cows: associating farmer wellbeing and cows

    | Presentations | Contributor(s): L.M. Hunt

    This presentation highlights the relationship between wellbeing achieved by farming and the care of cows with dairy farmers participating in the ARGOS programme. Its purpose is to indicate how...

  3. A two pan feeding trial with companion dogs: considerations for future testing

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Jodi C. Vondran

    Palatability of pet foods is judged by the use of animals in colonies. Pet food manufacturers would like to understand how palatable a food is compared to another food. This generally is...

  4. An investigation into the feeding behaviour and diet selection of the domestic horse

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Marie Clare Cairns

    This study sought to investigate feeding behaviour and diet selection of horses exposed to concentrate feed of differing flavours and nutrient contents in different situations. Firstly behaviour...

  5. Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the lower Yasuní Basin, Ecuador : spacio-temporal activity patterns and their relevance for conservation

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Paola M. Carrera-Ubidia

    Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and humans in the Lower Yasuní Basin (Ecuador) have similar food and space requirements: they consume comparable arrays of fish species, and they use...

  6. Changes in behaviour of dairy cows with clinical mastitis

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sepulveda-Varas, P., Proudfoot, K. L., Weary, D. M., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von

    Behaviour is an important tool for recognizing illness in animals. One of the most common diseases in dairy cattle is clinical mastitis. Evidence suggests that cows with this disease show sickness...

  7. A modeling approach for estimating seasonal dietary preferences of goats in a Mediterranean Quercus frainetto-Juniperus oxycedrus woodland

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Manousidis, T., Malesios, C., Kyriazopoulos, A. P., Parissi, Z. M., Abraham, E. M., Abas, Z.

    Goats are characterized as selective feeders due to their specific feeding behavior, thus the study of their seasonal preferences in a Mediterranean oak-juniper ecosystem is of great interest. The...

  8. Population trends of resident and migratory Canada geese in relation to strikes with civil aircraft

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dolbeer, Richard A., Seubert, John L., Begier, Michael J.

    2014 Human-Wildlife Interactions 8 1 88 2155-3858 Jack H. Berryman Institute English text

  9. Consumption of whole cottonseed by white-tailed deer and nontarget species

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Taylor, Benjamin D., Lyons, Eddie K., Rollins, Dale, Scott, Cody B., Huston, James E., Taylor, Charles A.

    2013 Human-Wildlife Interactions 7 1 99 2155-3858 Jack H. Berryman Institute English text

  10. The effects of food-related environmental complexity on litter directed behaviour, fear and exploration of novel stimuli in young broiler chickens

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pichova, K., Nordgreen, J., Leterrier, C., Kostal, L., Moe, R. O.

    Stimulation of foraging behaviour during the first weeks of life by increasing environmental complexity such as scattering food items on the litter may be one way of preventing leg disorders,...

  11. Feeding behavior and the effect of photoperiod on the performance and hematological parameters of the pacama catfish ( Lophiosilurus alexandri)

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kitagawa, A. T., Costa, L. S., Paulino, R. R., Luz, R. K., Rosa, P. V., Guerra-Santos, B., Fortes-Silva, R.

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the rhythms of feeding and locomotor activity, the ability to synchronize to a fixed feeding time, and the influence of photoperiod on the growth parameters,...

  12. Understanding feeding patterns in growing pigs by modelling growth and motivation

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Boumans, I. J. M. M., Bokkers, E. A. M., Hofstede, G. J., Boer, I. J. M. de

    Feeding is an essential behaviour for body maintenance in pigs and closely related to their growth and productivity performance. Mechanisms underlying feeding behaviour in pigs are still unclear....

  13. Condensed tannins reduce browsing and increase grazing time of free-ranging goats in semi-arid savannas

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mkhize, N. R., Heitkonig, I. M. A., Scogings, P. F., Dziba, L. E., Prins, H. H. T., Boer, W. F. de

    Tannin concentrations fluctuate spatially and temporally within and among plant species, with consequences for forage quality of herbivores. The extent to which these fluctuations influence...

  14. The effect of four different feeding regimes on rabbit behaviour

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Prebble, J. L., Langford, F. M., Shaw, D. J., Meredith, A. L.

    Dietary composition and presentation impacts on the behaviour of animals, and failure to provide a suitable diet can lead to reduced welfare through the development of poor health, the inability...

  15. Social behavior of domestic cats in the human home

    | Book Sections | Contributor(s): Bernstein, P. L., Friedmann, Erika, Turner, D. C., Bateson, P.

    2014 71-82 9781107025028 (pbk.); 1107025028 (pbk.) Cambridge University Press Cambridge English Dep. Ethology and Wildlife Research, Univ., Zurich-Irchel, Switzerland. text

  16. Dogs steal in the dark

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaminski, J., Pitsch, A., Tomasello, M.

    2013 Anim Cogn 16 3 385-94 1435-9448 10.1007/s10071-012-0579-6 eng University of Portsmouth, King Henry Building, King Henry Street, Portsmouth, PO12DY, UK. text

  17. Predicting time spent on different behavioural activities from physicochemical properties of fibrous diets in finishing pigs

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bakare, A. G., Ndou, S. P., Madzimure, J., Chimonyo, M.

    The objective of the present study was to predict time spent on different behavioural activities by finishing pigs, using physicochemical measurements of fibrous feed. Eighty four Large White *...

  18. Events around weaning in semi-feral and stable-reared Konik polski foals: evaluation of short-term physiological and behavioural responses

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Suwala, M., Palme, R., Jaworski, Z., Jastrzebska, E., Boron, M., Jezierski, T.

    The annual weaning, stabling and subsequent sale of semi-feral Konik polski foals born in forest reserves ensure a stable population of free-roaming Konik polski horses. However, welfare concerns...

  19. Dogs and their human companions: the effect of familiarity on dog-human interactions

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kerepesi, A., Doka, A., Miklosi, A.

    There are few quantitative examinations of the extent to which dogs discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar persons. In our study we have investigated whether dogs show differential behaviour...

  20. Pet feeding practices of dog and cat owners in the United States and Australia

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Laflamme, D. P., Abood, S. K., Fascetti, A. J., Fleeman, L. M., Freeman, L. M., Michel, K. E., Bauer, C., Kemp, B. L., Doren, J. R., Willoughby, K. N.

    2008 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 232 5 687-94 0003-1488 (Print)0003-1488 (Linking) American Veterinary Medical Association 10.2460/javma.232.5.687 eng Nestle...