Children's Problems Predict Adults' "DSM-IV" Disorders across 24 Years
Contributor(s):: Reef, Joni, van Meurs, Inge, Verhulst, Frank C., van der Ende, Jan
An assessment of behavioural syndromes in rangeland-raised beef cattle
Contributor(s):: Wesley, R. L., Cibils, A. F., Mulliniks, J. T., Pollak, E. R., Petersen, M. K., Fredrickson, E. L.
Are there differences between behavioral measurement methods? A comparison of the predictive validity of two ratings methods in a working dog program
Contributor(s):: Wilsson, E., Sinn, D. L.
Artificial colour treatment mediates aggression among unfamiliar vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops): a model for introducing primates with colourful sexual skin
Contributor(s):: Gerald, M. S., Weiss, A., Ayala, J. E.
Genetic and non-genetic factors associated with milking order in lactating dairy cows
Contributor(s):: Berry, D. P., McCarthy, J.
Linking the social environment to illness in farm animals
Contributor(s):: Proudfoot, K. L., Weary, D. M., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
Tolerance of amphibians in Slovakian people: a comparison of pond owners and non-owners
Contributor(s):: Prokop, P., Fancovicova, J.
Battered pets and domestic violence: Animal abuse reported by women experiencing intimate violence and by nonabused women
Contributor(s):: Ascione, Frank R., Weber, Claudia V., Thompson, Teresa M., Heath, John, Maruyama, Mika, Hayashi, Kentaro
Behavioral and physiological predictors of guide dog success
Contributor(s):: Tomkins, L. M., Thomson, P. C., McGreevy, P. D.
A range of mobility aids are available to assist people living with vision impairment, and of these, guide dog ownership offers them several unique benefits. However, training a dog to be a successful guide dog comes at a high cost (approximately AU$30,000). Therefore, the aim of this study was...
Fostering adherence to horse behavior counseling
Contributor(s):: Jobling, R., Creighton, E.
Counseling services that aim to improve understanding of horse-human interactions are on the frontline of the horse welfare agenda. The aim of this research was to determine characteristics of horse owners seeking advice about their horse's behavior that predicted their adherence to that advice....
Non-native species do threaten the natural environment
Contributor(s):: Simberloff, D.
Sagoff [See Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics (2005) 18, 215-236] argues, against growing empirical evidence, that major environmental impacts of non-native species are unproven. However, many such impacts, including extinctions of both island and continental species, have both...
Assessment of sociability in farm animals: the use of arena test in lambs
Contributor(s):: Ligout, S., Foulquie, D., Sebe, F., Bouix, J., Boissy, A.
The present study aimed to evaluate an experimental approach to individually assess social reactivity among sheep. INRA401 male lambs (n=163) were reared together outdoors as part of a larger flock. Fifteen days after weaning the animals were individually exposed to an arena test of 2 phases (1 -...
Behavioural predictors of the start of normal and dystocic calving in dairy cows and heifers
Contributor(s):: Miedema, H. M., Cockram, M. S., Dwyer, C. M., Macrae, A. I.
The individual monitoring of dairy cows around the time of calving is important to identify calving difficulties or health problems as early as possible. This study aims to identify whether there are differences in the behaviour before calving, between heifers and cows, and between those that are...
Changes in the behaviour of dairy cows during the 24 h before normal calving compared with behaviour during late pregnancy
Dairy cows require individual monitoring around the time of calving to identify any calving difficulties or health problems as early as possible. To assist with the monitoring of parturition, it would be beneficial to understand the behaviour of dairy cows that is associated with normal calving....
Early prediction of adult police dog efficiency - a longitudinal study
Contributor(s):: Slabbert, J. M., Odendaal, J. S. J.
At the South African Police Service Dog Breeding Centre, behaviour tests were developed specifically for police dogs to predict their efficiency as adults. The tests were carried out on 167 puppies between January 1994 and March 1996. The sample consisted of 49 different litters from 34 stud dogs...
Influences of immunocontraception on time budgets, social behavior, and body condition in feral horses
Contributor(s):: Ransom, J. I., Cade, B. S., Hobbs, N. T.
Managers concerned with shrinking habitats and limited resources for wildlife seek effective tools for limiting population growth in some species. Fertility control is one such tool, yet little is known about its impacts on the behavioral ecology of wild, free-roaming animals. We investigated...
Intake rate, intake per bite and time per bite of lactating ewes on vegetative and reproductive swards
Contributor(s):: Prache, S.
Rotational grazing by 8 Ile de France ewes, was examined in a cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata cv. Lucifer) sward at a vegetative or reproductive (appearance of first flowerheads in the canopy) stage. Measurements were made during progressive grazing down of 1030-msuperscript 2 paddocks. Regression...
Personality and performance in military working dogs: reliability and predictive validity of behavioral tests
Contributor(s):: Sinn, D. L., Gosling, S. D., Hilliard, S.
Quantification and description of individual differences in behavior, or personality differences, is now well-established in the working dog literature. What is less well-known is the predictive relationship between particular dog behavioral traits (if any) and important working outcomes. Here we...
Predicting tail-biting from behaviour of pigs prior to outbreaks
Contributor(s):: Statham, P., Green, L., Bichard, M., Mendl, M.
Predicting that an outbreak of tail-biting is going to occur in a group of pigs would be a useful tool for farmers. In a prospective longitudinal study, 24 groups of c.30 undocked pigs were followed from birth to slaughter weight. Four groups had to be excluded from the analysis, the remaining...
Quality of handling and holding yard environment, and beef cattle temperament: 2. Consequences for stress and productivity
Contributor(s):: Petherick, J. C., Doogan, V. J., Venus, B. K., Holroyd, R. G., Olsson, P.
This experiment assessed the effects of different quality and quantity of handling and quality of the holding yard environment on the productivity and physiological parameters indicative of stress in beef cattle. One-hundred-and-forty-four steers were given one of three human handling and yarding...