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  1. Human–Animal Interactions with Bos taurus Cattle and Their Impacts on On-Farm Safety: A Systematic Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Titterington, Frances Margaret, Knox, Rachel, Buijs, Stephanie, Lowe, Denise Elizabeth, Morrison, Steven James, Lively, Francis Owen, Shirali, Masoud

    Cattle production necessitates potentially dangerous human–animal interactions. Cattle are physically strong, large animals that can inflict injuries on humans accidentally or through aggressive behaviour. This study provides a systematic review of literature relating to farm management...

  2. Environmental Complexity: Additional Human Visual Contact Reduced Meat Chickens' Fear of Humans and Physical Items Altered Pecking Behavior

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Taylor, P. S., Hemsworth, P. H., Rault, J. L.

    Increased environmental complexity can improve animal welfare, depending on the resources provided and use by the animal. We provided chickens either with physical items that posed no biosecurity risk and were inexpensive (balls, chains, perches and rope) (P; n = 36) or additional visual human...

  3. Psycho-Behavioural Changes in Dogs Treated with Corticosteroids: A Clinical Behaviour Perspective

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Notari, Lorella, Kirton, Roxane, Mills, Daniel S.

    Arousal and distress are often important factors in problematic behaviours, and endogenous corticosteroids are important mediators in the associated stress responses. Exogenous corticosteroid treatments have been reported to change behaviour in human patients and laboratory animals, with...

  4. Impact of Changes in Time Left Alone on Separation-Related Behaviour in UK Pet Dogs

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Harvey, Naomi D., Christley, Robert M., Giragosian, Kassandra, Mead, Rebecca, Murray, Jane K., Samet, Lauren, Upjohn, Melissa M., Casey, Rachel A.

    Separation-related behaviours (SRBs), including but not limited to vocalisation, pacing, destruction and toileting, occur in the absence of human company. As well as being problematic for the dogs’ owners, such behaviours indicate that the dogs’ emotional state is compromised. As part...

  5. Associations between dairy herds' qualitative behavior and aspects of herd health, stockperson and farm factors-a cross-sectional exploration

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ebinghaus, A., Matull, K., Knierim, U., Ivemeyer, S.

    The affective state is an integrated aspect of farm animal welfare, which is understood as the animals' perception of their living environment and of their internal biological functioning. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore animal-internal and external factors potentially...

  6. Serum Oxytocin in Cows Is Positively Correlated with Caregiver Interactions in the Impossible Task Paradigm

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): D'Aniello, B., Mastellone, V., Pinelli, C., Scandurra, A., Musco, N., Tudisco, R., Pero, M. E., Infascelli, F., Di Lucrezia, A., Lombardi, P.

    This study explored a possible relationship between the circulating oxytocin, cortisol, and the willingness of dairy cows to engage in social behaviors with humans in an experimental context. The behaviors of twenty-nine cows were recorded during the impossible task paradigm, a procedure aimed...

  7. Humans and Goats: Improving Knowledge for a Better Relationship

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Celozzi, Stefania, Battini, Monica, Prato-Previde, Emanuela, Mattiello, Silvana

    There is consensus that the quality of the human–animal relationship (HAR) is relevant to guarantee appropriate levels of animal welfare. Given the impact that HAR may have on both goats and human beings, the aim of the present review is to elucidate: (1) how humans and goats communicate;...

  8. Selection for reduced fear of humans changes intra-specific social behavior in red junglefowl - implications for chicken domestication

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gjoen, J., Jensen, P.

  9. Impact of the Sound of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Pulse Sequences in Awake Mice

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Almeida, Joana, Severo, Frederico, Nunes, Daniel

  10. Individuals Matter: Dilemmas and Solutions in Conservation and Animal Welfare Practices in Zoos

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Clay, Anne Safiya, Visseren-Hamakers, Ingrid J.

    Compassionate conservation advocates for minimizing individual suffering in conservation practice and adheres to the principle “individuals matter”—intrinsically, in and of themselves. Our objective is to determine the extent to which, and how, zoos recognize the intrinsic value...

  11. Attention towards a handler in behavioural tests contributes to low ‘Distraction’ in guide dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Murata-Kobayashi, Natsuko, Kuze-Arata, Sayaka, Kiyokawa, Yasushi, Takeuchi, Yukari

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055640168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105564text

  12. Pigs' skin lesions at weaning are primarily caused by standoff and being bullied instead of unilateral active attack at the individual level

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Liu, Mingzheng, Xu, Qinglei, Zhao, Jing, Guo, Yanli, Zhang, Chunlei, Cheng, Meng, Zhao, Xianle, Schinckel, Allan P., Zhou, Bo

    2022Applied Animal Behaviour Science2471055560168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2022.105556text

  13. Accelerometer derived rumination monitoring detects changes in behaviour around parturition

    Journal Articles | 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

  14. Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Dog Behaviour: Pilot Study

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hunt, R. L., Whiteside, H., Prankel, S.

    Environmental enrichment (EE) can be used to enhance the environment of various animals. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effects of seven EE activities (Bonding, Bubble machine, Conspecific play, Interactive toy, Playhouse, Stuffed food toy and Tug play) on dog behaviour, pre-...

  15. Development of the dog attachment insecurity screening inventory (D-AISI): a pilot study on a sample of female owners

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Riggio, G., Noom, M., Gazzano, A., Mariti, C.

    To date, the Strange Situation Procedure is the only tool available to investigate the quality of the dog's attachment bond towards the owner. This study aimed to adapt a parent-report scale, named the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 6-12, originally designed to assess 6-...

  16. Volunteers' demographics that affect the human-dog interaction during walks in a shelter

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shih, H. Y., Paterson, M. B. A., Pachana, N. A., Phillips, C. J. C.

    Different people relate to dogs in different ways. We investigated differences between volunteers in their behavioural interactions with shelter dogs when they were walked on a leash. Cameras were used to record and quantify the behaviour of volunteers and a leash tension metre was used to...

  17. Signs of claw asymmetry appear in a homochelate crab

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wang, Lin, Luo, Yunchao, Xu, Nuo, Lin, Hongwei, Yu, Fan, Huang, Cheng, Li, Zhongqiu

  18. Qualitative behaviour assessment as part of a welfare assessment in flocks of laying hens

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vasdal, Guro, Muri, Karianne, Stubsjøen, Solveig Marie, Moe, Randi Oppermann, Kittelsen, Kathe

  19. Educating dog owners: how owner-dog interactions can benefit from addressing the human caregiving system and dog-directed parenting styles

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Herwijnen, I. R. van

  20. A Case Study: Observations of Behaviors & Vocalizations in a Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) During Quarantine

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandra Dilley

    Bozie, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), was relocated from the Baton Rouge Zoo to Smithsonian’s National Zoo. During a requisite 29-day quarantine period, I recorded Bozie’s stress-related behaviors and the vocalizations she produced when she was alone and with her keepers in...