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  1. Breed characteristics of abandoned and lost dogs in the Czech Republic

    Contributor(s):: Voslarova, E., Zak, J., Vecerek, V., Bedanova, I.

    Records on sheltered dogs were collected from 3 municipal dog shelters situated in different regions of the Czech Republic from 2010 to 2013. A total of 3,875 dogs were analyzed in this study. Among these, 1,614 dogs were subsequently reclaimed (lost dogs) and 2,261 dogs were abandoned and...

  2. Stray dog and cat laws and enforcement in Czech Republic and in Italy

    Contributor(s):: Voslarova, E., Passantino, A.

  3. Mother-offspring bonding in farmed red deer: accuracy of visual observation verified by DNA analysis

    Contributor(s):: Vankova, D., Bartos, L., Cizova-Schroffelova, D., Nespor, F., Jandurova, O.

    The accuracy of a maternity assessment based on visual observation was tested during the post parturient phase in farmed red deer in Czech Republic [date not given]. The mother of the calf was determined using visual observation of the hind's peri-parturient and early maternal behaviour during...

  4. Behavioural patterns of heifers under intensive and extensive continuous grazing on species-rich pasture in the Czech Republic

    Contributor(s):: Hejcmanova, P., Stejskalova, M., Pavlu, V., Hejcman, M.

    This study examines the effects of season and of two grazing intensities, namely extensive grazing (EG) and intensive grazing (IG), on the grazing behaviour of heifers on species-rich upland pasture in the Czech Republic. Ten or eight (IG), and six or four (EG) heifers were continuously stocked...

  5. Proceedings of a workshop to identify dog welfare issues in the US, Japan, Czech Republic, Spain and the UK

    Contributor(s):: Houpt, K. A., Goodwin, D., Uchida, Y., Baranyiova, E., Fatjo, J., Kakuma, Y.

    The aims of this paper are first to review scientific and ethical considerations regarding the welfare of dogs in the US, UK, Czech Republic, Spain and Japan, as well as to examine research perspectives of people working within the field of applied ethology. As a guide, the Five Freedoms should...

  6. Feeding behaviour affects nursing behaviour in captive plains zebra ( Equus burchellii )

    Contributor(s):: Pluhacek, J., Bartos, L., Bartosova, J., Kotrba, R.

    Equids spend more than half of the day feeding. Lactation is a very demanding form of maternal investment. In an environment such as a zoo, where no grass but several feeding sites are present, conflict between suckling behaviour of the foal and feeding behaviour of the lactating mother should...

  7. Sex of the foetus determines the time of weaning of the previous offspring of captive plains zebra ( Equus burchelli )

    Contributor(s):: Pluhacek, J., Bartos, L., Dolezalova, M., Bartosova-Vichova, J.

    We examined if captive plains zebra (Equus burchelli) mares change the timing of weaning according to the sex of the suckling foal and of the new impending foetus. We observed 19 captive plains zebra foals, in three different formations, at the Dvur Kralove Zoo. The earliest time for weaning of...

  8. Wheat or barley? feeding preferences affect distribution of three rodent species in agricultural landscape

    Contributor(s):: Heroldova, M., Tkadlec, E., Bryja, J., Zejda, J.

    Spatial distribution of voles and mice and their abundances in agricultural landscape are largely influenced by their food preferences and the distribution of preferred crops. Here we examined the correspondence between food preferences of dominant rodent species (two mice and one vole) for two...

  9. An international comparison of female and male students' attitudes to the use of animals. (Special issue: Minding animals: Emerging issues concerning our relationships with other animals.)

    Contributor(s):: Phillips, C., Izmirli, S., Aldavood, J., Alonso, M., Choe, Bi, Hanlon, A., Handziska, A., Illmann, G., Keeling, L., Kennedy, M., Lee, Gwi, Lund, V., Mejdell, C., Pelagic, V., Rehn, T.

    Previous research has demonstrated that in households where the male partner is more dominant, there is convergence in male and female attitudes towards animals, whereas if the female partner is empowered they exhibit greater empathy towards animals than the male partner. We tested this theory of...

  10. The influence of urbanization on the behaviour of dogs in the Czech Republic

    Contributor(s):: Baranyiova, E., Holub, A., Tyrlik, M., Janackova, B., Ernstova, M.

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of urbanization in the Czech Republic on the coexistence of domesticated dogs and their owners. The data from a questionnaire (distributed to dog owners) were divided into rural (R, n=164) and urban (U, n=132). The former group comprised of dogs...