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  1. Look and learn: your pet is talking

    Contributor(s):: Riccomini, F.

    This article describes how pet owners should watch and listen to their pets in order to resolve any behaviour problems.

  2. Stereotypies and compulsive behaviours - causes and possibilities of prevention

    Contributor(s):: Kuhne, F.

    Despite the fact that livestock animals like companion pets have adapted through domestication to a life with human beings, they have the same demands on their environment as their feral conspecifics. Therefore, animal husbandry means keeping animals under conditions which are appropriate to the...

  3. Breaking the human-companion animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Houpt, K. A., Honig, S. U., Reisner, I. R.

  4. National survey of owner-directed aggression in English Springer Spaniels

    Contributor(s):: Reisner, I. R., Houpt, K. A., Shofer, F. S.

    Among purebred dogs, English Springer Spaniels are most frequently referred to behaviorists for aggression directed to owners. In a national survey of 1,053 owners of English Springer Spaniels, 26% reported their dogs had bitten a human, which in 65% of instances was a family member or other...

  5. An evaluation on aggressive behaviours of pet animals in Turkey

    Contributor(s):: Yigit, A., Turkmenoglu, E.

  6. Behavior problems in pet rabbits. (Special Issue: Behavior.)

    Contributor(s):: Crowell-Davis, S. L.

    The domestic rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, is descended from the European rabbit, which lives in large social groups and digs extensive warrens. Behavior problems include urine spraying, failure to use the litter box, fear of humans and human-directed aggression, intraspecies aggression,...

  7. Predicting behavioral changes associated with age-related cognitive impairment in dogs

    Contributor(s):: Bain, M. J., Hart, B. L., Cliff, K. D., Ruehl, W. W.

    An age-stratified cohort study was performed to monitor the progression of age-related behavioural changes in 63 spayed female and 47 castrated male dogs, 11-14-years-old, during a period of 6 to 18 months and to determine whether signs of dysfunction in any of 4 behavioural categories can be...

  8. Aggressive behavior associated with naturally elevated serum testosterone in mares

    Contributor(s):: Beaver, B. V., Amoss, M. S., Jr.

    Of 17 mares which had shown masculine characteristics (dominant personality, aggression, cresty neck, firm muscle tone) three had serum testosterone levels of 50-75 pg/ml, four 75-100 pg/ml, eight 100-400 pg/ml and two 422 and 992 pg/ml. The normal value for mares was considered to be less than...

  9. Editorial: abnormal behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, A. F.

  10. A review of the problem of milk-sucking in dairy cows

    Contributor(s):: Grommers, F. J.

  11. Aberrant sexual behaviour of a covering stallion and its ethological solution

    Contributor(s):: Veeckman, J.

  12. Abnormal behaviour of piglets reared in individual incubators

    Contributor(s):: Hutton, R. C., Wood-Gush, D. G. M.

    Abnormal behaviour patterns were observed in piglets weaned from their mother 1 day after birth and reared artificially in small individual incubators. The incubators were plastic bins, 0.057 m3 in size, with a window at the front through which a nipple-drinker provided feeds of Carnation milk at...

  13. Diurnal and individual variation in behaviour of restricted-fed broiler breeders

    Contributor(s):: Savory, C. J., Kostal, L., Hughes, B. O.

  14. Use of lithium for treatment of canine dominance-related aggression: a case study

    Contributor(s):: Reisner, I.

  15. A note on the behaviour of the chicken that receives feather pecks

    Contributor(s):: Riber, A. B., Forkman, B.

    Basic knowledge of feather pecking on the individual level is still limited. The aim of this study was to investigate whether active and inactive individuals preferentially attract feather pecking. Female layer hen chicks were housed in six pens with each 15 chicks. Each occurrence of gentle and...

  16. L-deprenyl for treatment of behavioural and cognitive problems in dogs: preliminary report of an open label trial

    Contributor(s):: Ruehl, W. W., DePaoli, A. C., Bruyette, D. S.

  17. Stereotypies, aggression and the feeding schedules of tethered sows

    Contributor(s):: Rushen, J. P.

    Thirty, adult, pregnant, tethered sows were observed for 5 min every 0.5 h for 9 h spanning the 2 feeding periods. Activity, consisting largely of food-searching behaviour and drinking, was largely restricted to two 2-h periods following each feed. Three categories of stereotyped behaviour were...

  18. Applied ethology - it's task and limits in veterinary practice

    Contributor(s):: Sambraus, H. H.

  19. Tongue-playing in tethered Japanese Black cattle: diurnal patterns, analysis of variance and behaviour sequences

    Contributor(s):: Sato, S., Nagamine, R., Kubo, T.

    Because Japanese Blacks (a beef breed) exhibit much tongue-playing under intensive husbandry systems this study was made to investigate the possible causes of this stereotypie. In Experiment 1, differences in the time budgets among animals and in Experiment 2, diurnal variations and the...

  20. Studies on oral stereotypies in restricted-fed broiler breeders

    Contributor(s):: Savory, C. J.