A systematic review and meta-analysis of the proportion of dogs surrendered for dog-related and owner-related reasons
Contributor(s): Lambert, K., Coe, J., Niel, L., Dewey, C., Sargeant, J. M.
A systematic review o f the potential uses of on-animal sensors to monitor the welfare of sheep evaluated using the Five Domains Model as a framework
Contributor(s): Fogarty, E. S., Swain, D. L., Cronin, G. M., Trotter, M.
A tail of two monkeys: social housing for nonhuman primates in the research laboratory setting
Contributor(s): Seelig, D.
Despite great adaptability, most nonhuman primates require regular tactile contact with conspecifics for their psychological well being. By illustrating the inherent value of social contact and by providing clues to the best ways of satisfying this need, behavioral studies are useful in designing...
A two-choice preference assessment with five cotton-top tamarins ( Saguinus oedipus )
Contributor(s): Fernandez, E. J., Dorey, N. R., Rosales-Ruiz, J.
A study selected 5 cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) located at the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville, Texas, for a food preference assessment. The study used a paired-choice procedure across 7 different food items for all 5 tamarins. Preferences for the food items across all the tamarins...
A two-stage method to approach weaning stress in horses using a physical barrier to prevent nursing
Contributor(s): Merkies, Katrina, DuBois, Cordelie, Marshall, Kaitlyn, Parois, Severine, Graham, Laura, Haley, Derek
Many domestic horses are weaned through abrupt physical separation of the foal and mare. Deviations from normal behaviours testify that this abrupt method has an adverse effect on the well-being of both mares and foals. To reduce negative changes in behaviour and physiology induced by weaning, a...
A zoo animal's neighbourhood: how conspecific neighbours impact welfare
Contributor(s): Whitham, J. C., Miller, L. J.
Abandonment of Dogs and Cats: Public Opinions as Population Management Indicators
Contributor(s): Baquero, Oswaldo Santos, Chiozzotto, Evelyn Nestori, Garcia, Rita de Cassia Maria, Amaku, Marcos, Ferreira, Fernando
This study involved characterizing public opinions on selected issues related to the abandonment of dogs and cats in Votorantim, São Paulo, Brazil. This goal was achieved by applying multiple correspondence analysis to answers recorded in questionnaires of a population-based survey. The results...
Accelerometer derived rumination monitoring detects changes in behaviour around parturition
Contributor(s): Chang, Anita Z., Fogarty, Eloise S., Swain, David L., García-Guerra, Alvaro, Trotter, Mark G.
2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055660168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105566text
Access to chewable materials during lactation affects sow behaviour and interaction with piglets
Contributor(s): Swan, Kirsi-Marja, Telkänranta, Helena, Munsterhjelm, Camilla, Peltoniemi, Olli, Valros, Anna
Accuracy of laying hens in jumping upwards and downwards between perches in different light environments
Contributor(s): Moinard, C., Statham, P., Haskell, M. J., McCorquodale, C., Jones, R. B., Green, P. R.
Eighty Lohmann Brown layer hens were reared in floor pens fitted with perches from 1 day of age. After the peak of lay (25 weeks of age), their ability to jump to and from perches in different light environments was assessed in two experiments using digital video techniques that allowed detailed...
Activity, oral behaviour and slaughter data as welfare indicators in veal calves: a comparison of three housing systems
Contributor(s): Bokkers, E. A. M., Koene, P.
A study was conducted to compare activity, oral behaviour and slaughter data of veal calves kept in three different housing systems: (1) individual housing (IH) where calves are kept in individual crates, (2) group housing (GH) where calves are kept in individual crates during the first 8 weeks...
Acute effects of mulesing and alternative procedures to mulesing on lamb behaviour
Contributor(s): Edwards, Lauren E., Arnold, Naomi A., Butler, Kym L., Hemsworth, Paul H.
The practice of surgical mulesing is used as a preventative measure against flystrike in sheep. However, this practice raises welfare concerns due to the severity of the wound and the pain inflicted. Alternative procedures to mulesing have been investigated, but few of these studies have...
Acute stress enhances sensitivity to a highly attractive food reward without affecting judgement bias in laying hens
Contributor(s): Hernandez, C. E., Hinch, G., Lea, J., Ferguson, D., Lee, C.
Affective states can be evaluated by assessing shifts in the animal's expectation of a positive and negative outcome in response to ambiguous cues, also known as judgement bias (JB). The aim of this study was to use a JB methodology, using a go/go type of task where animals are required to make...
Adaptation of dogs to the amputation of a limb and their owners' satisfaction with the procedure
Contributor(s): Kirpensteijn, J., van den Bos, R., Endenburg, N.
Adaptation to tethering in yearling dairy heifers assessed by the use of lying down behaviour
Contributor(s): Jensen, M. B.
48 dairy heifers in 4 trials were brought in from pasture and housed individually in straw-bedded pens prior to the experiment. During the experimental period of 24 days, heifers were tethered in stalls with concrete floors for all 24, last 10 or last 3 days, or stayed in the pens for the whole...
Addressing nonhuman primate behavioral problems through the application of operant conditioning: is the human treatment approach a useful model? (Special Issue: Conservation, enrichment and animal behavior.)
Contributor(s): Bloomsmith, M. A., Marr, M. J., Maple, T. L.
Training by the systematic application of operant conditioning has been widely applied in the care, management, exhibition, and study of nonhuman primates and many other species, but is less often used to control problematic animal behavior such as stereotyped behavior or self-injurious behavior....
Admissions of cats to animal welfare shelters in Melbourne, Australia
Contributor(s): Marston, L. C., Bennett, P. C.
Although the number of companion animal (pet) cats (Felis catus) in Australia is decreasing, there has not been a corresponding reduction in feline admissions to nonhuman animal welfare shelters. This study tracked 15,206 cat admissions to 1 large Melbourne shelter over a 12-month period. Data...
Adolescents' Affective and Physiological Regulation Shape Negative Behavior During Challenging Equine Assisted Learning Activities
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Patricia Pendry, Alexa M. Carr, Jaymie L. Vandagriff
This study examined associations between adolescents’ (N = 59; M age = 11.63) diurnal and momentary activity of the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis as marked by salivary cortisol, and affective and behavioral responses to their first, mounted equine assisted learning (EAL)...
Adopter-dog interactions at the shelter: Behavioral and contextual predictors of adoption
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Protopopova, Alexandra, Wynne, Clive David Lawrence
Millions of unwanted pets enter animal shelters each year in the USA, but only a portion leave alive. Previous research has found that morphology and in-kennel behavior influence adoption. The current study evaluated whether any behaviors exhibited by dogs during an out-of-kennel interaction with...
Advances in Applied Zoo Animal Welfare Science
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ward, Samantha J., Sherwen, Sally, Clark, Fay E.
Nonhuman animal welfare science is the scientific study of the welfare state of animals that attempts to make inferences about how animals feel from their behavior, endocrine function, and/or signs of physical health. These welfare measurements are applicable within zoos yet inherently more...