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  1. Reducing the potential for human-snake encounters in a recreational park

    Contributor(s):: Carter, Evin T., Attum, Omar, Eads, Bryan C., Hoffman, Andrew S., Kingsbury, Bruce A.

  2. Deer-activated bioacoustic frightening device deters white-tailed deer

    Contributor(s):: Hildreth, Aaron M., Hygnstrom, Scott E., VerCauteren, Kurt C.

  3. Occurrence and success of greater sage-grouse broods in relation to insect-vegetation community gradients

    Contributor(s):: Harju, Seth M., Olson, Chad V., Foy-Martin, Lisa, Webb, Stephen L., Dzialak, Matthew R., Winstead, Jeffrey B., Hayden-Wing, Larry D.

  4. Response of a small population of greater sage-grouse to tree removal: implications of limiting factors

    Contributor(s):: Frey, S. Nicole, Curtis, Rachel, Heaton, Kevin

  5. Effects of site characteristics, pinyon-juniper management, and precipitation on habitat quality for mule deer in New Mexico

    Contributor(s):: Bender, Louis C., Boren, Jon C., Halbritter, Heather, Cox, Shad

  6. Rodent population management at Kansas City International Airport

    Contributor(s):: Witmer, G. W.

  7. Late summer movements by giant Canada geese in relation to a September hunting season

    Contributor(s):: Dleter, C. D., Anderson, B. J., Gleason, J. S., Mammenga, P. W., Vaa, S.

  8. Survival and harvest characteristics of giant Canada geese in eastern South Dakota, 2000-2004

    Contributor(s):: Dieter, C. D., Gleason, J. S., Andersoi, B. J., Vaa, S., Mammenga, P. W.

  9. Bulldozers and blueberries: managing fence damage by bare-nosed wombats at the agricultural-riparian interface

    Contributor(s):: Borchard, P., Wright, I. A.

  10. Why did the fish cross the tank? Objectively measuring the value of enrichment for captive fish

    Contributor(s):: Sullivan, M., Lawrence, C., Blache, D.

    There has been very little research into the enrichment preferences of ornamental fish, even though there are billions of fish kept in captivity as pets and research animals. We used preference and motivational testing to compare the value of real and artificial plants to goldfish ( n=20,...

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

    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, reducing fear and improving broiler welfare. However, studies on effects of access to various food based...

  12. Behavioural response of pure Ankole and crossbred (Ankole * Holstein) cows to seasonal pasture variations in south-western Uganda

    Contributor(s):: Idibu, J., Kabi, F., Mpairwe, D.

    This study evaluated the effects of season and pasture species on variations in sward composition, pasture quantity (plant-height and biomass) and quality [crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fibre (NDF) and in vitro organic matter digestibility (IVOMD)]. Behavioural responses of a group of 10...

  13. The relationship between coat colour phenotype and equine behaviour: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Finn, J. L., Haase, B., Willet, C. E., Rooy, D. van, Chew, T., Wade, C. M., Hamilton, N. A., Velie, B. D.

    Mutations in the genes influencing melanocytes not only affect the colour of an animal, but are also believed to impact physiological and behavioural functions. When this is taken into consideration, the common perception among horse owners that the chestnut coat colour is associated with adverse...

  14. Early domestication and farming: what should we know or do for a better understanding?

    Contributor(s):: Vigne, J. D.

    This paper aims to identify a series of conceptual, strategic and technological challenges facing archaeozoology (and archaeobotany) in order to better understand when, where, how and why plant and animal domestication and farming developed during the last 12 000 years. Situated at the interface...

  15. Tree cover and injurious feather-pecking in commercial flocks of free-range laying hens: a follow up

    Contributor(s):: Bright, A., Gill, R., Willings, T. H.

    Injurious feather-pecking in non-cage systems is a serious economic and welfare concern for the egg-producing industry. This study presents results from data of over 1,000 flocks from producers who supplied free-range eggs to McDonald's Restaurants Ltd UK between 2008 and 2013. These producers...

  16. Genetically Engineering Human-Animal Chimeras and Lives Worth Living

    Contributor(s):: Cooley, D. R.

  17. Animal exploitation during the Old Kingdom in Egypt: contribution from Ayn Asil (Dakhla Oasis)Exploitation animale a l'Ancien Empire en Egypte: les apports d'Ayn Asil (oasis de Dakhla)

    Contributor(s):: Lesur, J.

    At the end of the Old Kingdom in Egypt, food production relies on a dense agriculture in the Delta and the Nile valley as well as on livestock herding and fishing. The situation is however different in the Western Desert which undergoes a strong aridification. Archaeozoological remains coming...

  18. Degree of synchrony based on individual observations underlines the importance of concurrent access to enrichment materials in finishing pigs

    Contributor(s):: Zwicker, B., Weber, R., Wechsler, B., Gygax, L.

    Pigs are sociable animals with a strong motivation to explore and forage, and it has been stated that they have a strong motivation to do so synchronously. We examined the synchrony of exploration in groups of finishing pigs when enrichment materials were offered. We used a novel measure of...

  19. Hunger in pregnant sows: effects of a fibrous diet and free access to straw

    Contributor(s):: Jensen, M. B., Pedersen, L. J., Theil, P. K., Knudsen, K. E. B.

    Fibrous diets and the provision of straw have been suggested to reduce feeding motivation in pregnant sows. The present experiment investigated the separate and interactive effects of a fibrous diet and ad libitum access to straw on feeding motivation, oral behaviour and plasma levels of...

  20. Dietary fatty acid composition significantly influenced the proactive-reactive behaviour of Senegalese sole ( Solea senegalensis) post-larvae

    Contributor(s):: Ibarra-Zatarain, Z., Morais, S., Bonacic, K., Campoverde, C., Duncan, N.

    Few studies have examined the influence of diet on larval proactive-reactive behavioural dimension of stress coping style responses. The present study evaluated the influence of using different vegetables oils (Linseed; Soybean; Olive) and fish oil (Cod liver) for Artemia metanauplii nutritional...