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  1. Behavioural, endocrine and cardiac autonomic responses to a model of startle in horses

    Contributor(s):: Villas-Boas, J. D., Dias, D. P. M., Trigo, P. I., Almeida, N. A. dos S., Almeida, F. Q. de, Medeiros, M. A. de

    Startle is a fast response elicited by sudden acoustic, tactile or visual stimuli in a variety of animal species and in humans. The magnitude of startle response can be modulated by external and internal variables and can be a useful tool to study the sensory-motor integration in animals....

  2. Nest-building in sows: effects of farrowing housing on hormonal modulation of maternal characteristics

    Contributor(s):: Yun, JinHyeon, Swan, K. M., Vienola, K., Farmer, C., Oliviero, C., Peltoniemi, O., Valros, A.

  3. Effects of owner-dog relationship and owner personality on cortisol modulation in human-dog dyads

    Contributor(s):: Schoberl, I., Wedl, M., Bauer, B., Day, J., Mostl, E., Kotrschal, K.

  4. Housing induced mood modulates reactions to emotional stimuli in sheep

    Contributor(s):: Reefmann, N., Muehlemann, T., Wechsler, B., Gygax, L.

  5. Does sward height affect feeding patch choice and voluntary intake in horses?

    Contributor(s):: Edouard, N., Fleurance, G., Dumont, B., Baumont, R., Duncan, P.

    The numbers of horses grazing at pasture are increasing in developed countries, so a proper understanding of their feeding selectivity and of the tactics they use for extracting nutrients from swards is essential for the management of horses and grasslands. Resource acquisition in herbivores can...

  6. The effects of fear and anxiety on health and lifespan in pet dogs

    Contributor(s):: Dreschel, N. A.

    Fear and anxiety-related behaviors are common in pet dogs and are likely to cause a physiological stress response in individuals that are exposed to those things they find fear or anxiety-inducing. Stress responses are related to a number of changes in hormonal and immune modulation and have been...