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  1. A novel approach to systematically compare behavioural patterns between and within groups of horses

    Contributor(s): Ellis, Andrea D., Stephenson, Melissa, Preece, Michaela, Harris, Pat

    This study piloted a multiple aspect approach to assess differences or changes in equine behaviour, using physiological (heart rates – HR, salivary cortisol – SC) and behavioural measures in various routine (feed-time, riding, turning out) and test situations (novel situation tests NS: 2×...

  2. A novel emotional and cognitive approach to welfare phenotyping in rainbow trout exposed to poor water quality

    Contributor(s): Colson, V., Mure, A., Valotaire, C., Le Calvez, J. M., Goardon, L., Labbé, L., Leguen, I., Prunet, P.

    Recent scientific evidence for fish sentience has stressed the need for novel sentience-based detection tools of fish welfare impairment in commercial farms. In order to mimic a well-characterised stress situation, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were exposed to poor water quality (hypoxia...

  3. A novel fish behavior: “Floating” of Paramisgurnus dabryanus loaches

    Contributor(s): Zhang, Ning, Luo, Wei, Chen, Pengyu, Zhang, Shoudong, Zhang, Yibo, Chen, Defang, Huang, Xiaoli, Jiang, Jun, Wang, Yan, Yang, Shiyong, Yang, Song, Zhao, Liulan, Guo, Zhonggang, Huang, Jie, Long, Yuejin, Du, Zongjun

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2461055100168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105510text

  4. A novel flexible method to split feeding behaviour into bouts

    Contributor(s): Howie, J. A., Tolkamp, B. J., Avendano, S., Kyriazakis, I.

    Before meal patterns can be analysed properly, a biologically relevant meal criterion must be determined in order to group short-term feeding behaviour into meals. Existing methodologies are based on modelling of the frequency distributions of intervals between feeding events but these methods...

  5. A novel method for estimating the adaptive ability of guide dogs using salivary sIgA

    Contributor(s): Kikkawa, A., Uchida, Y., Suwa, Y., Taguchi, K.

    Salivary secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) concentrations of prospective guide dogs for were determined to clarify whether salivary sIgA is useful in evaluating their potential suitability for working with blind people. Saliva was collected from 73 prospective guide dogs in the kennel in...

  6. A novel protocol to measure startle magnitude in sheep

    Contributor(s): Salvin, Hannah, Cafe, Linda, Lees, Angela, Morris, Stephen, Lee, Caroline

    Temperament is a trait of interest as it impacts ease of handling, production and reactivity to stressful situations. Excessive behavioural reactivity, as an aspect of temperament, may lead to reduced welfare and stockperson safety. Current tests of behavioural reactivity involve isolating the...

  7. A pilot study on assessment of dog owners' attitude towards their dogs

    Contributor(s): Salgrl, Y., Emre, B., Besgul, K., Ozturk, H., Sagmanlgl, V.

    It is known that having both theoretical and practical knowledge about main and further needs and training of dogs as well as communication with them have critical importance for dog owners in order to maintain a good dog-human relationship. In Turkey, dogs have taken the lead in pet population...

  8. A pilot study on the effects of a change in behavioural management on the behaviour of captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

    Contributor(s): Kranendonk, Godelieve, Schippers, Eva P.

    The debate on the use of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in biomedical research has been ongoing for several years now. In 2012, the decision was made to retire a large number of laboratory chimpanzees in the United States of America. Relocation of these animals to sanctuaries, rescue centres, and...

  9. A placebo-controlled study to investigate the effect of Dog Appeasing Pheromone and other environmental and management factors on the reports of disturbance and house soiling during the night in recently adopted puppies (Canis familiaris)

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Taylor, K., Mills, D. S.

    Disturbance and house soiling during the night are common problems faced by the new puppy dog owner. They may result as consequence of a mismatch between the developmental status of the puppy and its new environment and/or separation distress in a typically social animal. The aim of this study...

  10. A preliminary study of the effects of handling type on horses' emotional reactivity and the human-horse relationship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fureix, C., Pages, M., Bon, R., Lassalle, J. M., Kuntz, P., Gonzalez, G.

    Handling is a crucial component of the human–horse relationship. Here, we report data from an experiment conducted to assess and compare the effect of two training methods. Two groups of six Welsh mares were trained during four sessions of 50 min, one handled with traditional...

  11. A preliminary study of the physiological and behavioral response of beef cattle to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Abdulai, Gabriel, Sama, Michael, Jackson, Joshua

  12. A preliminary study of the relationship between discrimination reversal learning and performance tasks in yearling and 2-year-old horses

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sappington, B. K. F., McCall, C. A., Coleman, D. A., Kuhlers, D. L., Lishak, R. S.

    Ten yearling and seven 2-year-old mares and geldings of Arabian (n=4), Quarter Horse (n=9), and Thoroughbred (n=4) breeding were given a two-choice discrimination task in which either a black or a white bucket contained a food reward for ten trials per day during 19 test days. The spatial...

  13. A Prospective Cohort Study Investigating the Behavioural Development of Bitches in a Guide Dog Training Programme Neutered Prepubertally or Post-Pubertally

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Moxon, R., Freeman, S., Payne, R., Corr, S., England, G. C. W.

    There are few studies that investigate the effect of neutering bitches before or after puberty. The majority of current literature examining the impact of the timing of neutering on health and behaviour has used age rather than the onset of puberty as the key variable. The aim of this...

  14. A prospective study of two self-help CD based desensitization and counter-conditioning programmes with the use of Dog Appeasing Pheromone for the treatment of firework fears in dogs ( Canis familiaris )

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Levine, E. D., Ramos, D., Mills, D. S.

    The aims of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of two self-help CD based desensitization and counter-conditioning programmes with the use of Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP) for the treatment of firework fears in dogs and to evaluate the training progress and owner compliance. Fifty-four...

  15. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, assessing the effect of a nutraceutical tablet in the management of stress in pet dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Eaton, Rachel, Emmas, Sally-Ann, Whelan, Fiona, Groom, Andrew

  16. A refinement and validation of the Monash Canine Personality Questionnaire (MCPQ)

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ley, J. M., Bennett, P. C., Coleman, G. J.

    The investigation of canine personality has failed to find strong agreement between studies as to its structure. The area has been hampered by a reliance on human personality models and by a tendency to limit the types of dogs used as subjects. These problems were recently addressed during the...

  17. A reply to Helvenston and Hodgson, and Neely

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shipman, Pat

  18. A review of behavioural methods to study emotion and mood in pigs, Sus scrofa

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Murphy, Eimear, Nordquist, Rebecca E., van der Staay, Franz Josef

    The study of emotions in animals is of increasing importance to a number of disciplines such as animal welfare science and affective neuroscience. Pigs are a common farm animal species, most often reared in intensive systems. Moreover, they are increasingly being used in laboratories. To...

  19. A review of domestic dogs' (canis familiaris) human-like behaviors: Or why behavior analysts should stop worrying and love their dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Udell, Monique A. R., Wynne, C. D. L.

  20. A review of environmental enrichment for kennelled dogs, Canis familiaris

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wells, D. L.

    Domestic dogs can be housed in a variety of confined conditions, including kennels, shelters and laboratories. Concern over the well-being of dogs housed in human care has prompted much research in recent years into the enrichment of environments for kennelled dogs. This paper highlights the...