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The welfare of farmed mink ( Mustela vison ) in relation to housing and management: a review
Contributor(s):: Nimon, A. J., Broom, D. M.
The effect of a short-term biomedical research protocol on stereotyped rocking in young chimpanzees
Contributor(s):: Pazol, K. A., Bloomsmith, M. A.
Early life experiences: activity levels and abnormal behaviours in resocialised chimpanzees
Contributor(s):: Martin, J. E.
Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) that are kept in captivity come from a wide variety of backgrounds and a proportion of them have been subjected to maternal separation and social deprivation during development. The long-term effects of such practices have received little investigation. This study...
Fence line pacing in farmed red deer hinds at calving
Contributor(s):: Pollard, J. C., Grant, A., Littlejohn, R. P.
The effects of light intensity and light source on injuries due to pecking of male domestic turkeys ( Meleagris gallopavo )
Contributor(s):: Moinard, C., Lewis, P. D., Perry, G. C., Sherwin, C. M.
It has been shown that, in small groups of intact male domestic turkeys, supplementary ultraviolet (UV-A) radiation, visual barriers, and added straw (environmental enrichment) minimize the incidence of injurious pecking under incandescent light at 5 lux. This paper describes two experiments,...
A descriptive survey of the range of injuries sustained and farmers' attitudes to vulva biting in breeding sows in south-west England
Contributor(s):: Rizvi, S., Nicol, C. J., Green, L. E.
The within-farm prevalence of vulva biting in breeding sows in south-west England was investigated using a postal survey sent to 410 pig farmers in January 1997. The response rate was 65% and there were 83 usable replies. The majority of farms where vulva biting was reported indicated a low...
Effect of an open window and conspecifics within view on the welfare of stabled horses, estimated on the basis of positive and negative behavioural indicators
Contributor(s):: Ninomiya, S., Kusunose, R., Obara, Y., Sato, S.
The effect of environmental enrichment on the welfare of stabled horses was estimated on the basis of positive and negative behavioural indicators. Six stabled horses were exposed for seven days to each of two conditions in early spring: (i) a window at the back of the loose box was opened, but...
Keeping circus elephants temporarily in paddocks - the effects on their behaviour
Contributor(s):: Schmid, J.
Skin stimulated induction of mouth movements in cattle
Contributor(s):: Simonsen, H. B.
Six animals in a free-ranging herd of 10 Aberdeen Angus cattle showed mouth movements induced by skin stimulation by grooming the sacro-coccygeal region with a horse grooming brush. Three of the animals reacted by mouth movements similar to stereotypic tongue rolling. 22 (37
Tail and ear biting lesions in pigs: an epidemiological study
Contributor(s):: Smulders, D., Hautekiet, V., Verbeke, G., Geers, R.
Tail and ear biting lesions have a negative effect both on the animal welfare status of pigs (Sus scrofus) and the economical revenue of the pig farm. Tail biting behaviour is an unpredictable, abnormal behaviour that is thought to have a multifactorial origin. On-farm factors influencing tail...
Causes of body rocking in chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes )
Contributor(s):: Spijkerman, R. P., Dienske, H., Hooff, J. A. R. A. M. van, Jens, W.
Behavioural responses to castration in lambs
Contributor(s):: Thornton, P. D., Waterman-Pearson, A. E.
We examined the effects of two different methods of castration on the behaviour of lambs of two age groups. Rubber ring castration and combined rubber ring and Burdizzo clamp castration were compared in groups of 1-week-old lambs and 4- to 6-week-old lambs. Behaviour was assessed by examining...
The early ontogeny of bar-gnawing in laboratory gerbils
| Contributor(s):: Wiedenmayer, C.
Stereotypic behaviour and tail biting in farmed mink ( Mustela vison ) in a new housing system
| Contributor(s):: Vinke, C. M., Eenkhoorn, N. C., Netto, W. J., Fermont, P. C. J., Spruijt, B. M.
Farmed mink are known for showing stereotypies and tail biting, behaviours that are mostly viewed as indicators of reduced welfare. Among the factors that are often described as being relevant for the welfare of mink are food management systems, age at weaning, and type/presence of nest boxes and...
Stress and animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Wiepkema, P. R., Koolhaas, J. M.
Human and animal inter-relationships. Review Series: 6. Behavioural problems of cats: II
| Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K.
Human and animal inter-relationships. Review Series: 3. Normal behaviour patterns of dogs: part I. 4. Behavioural problems of dogs: part II
Most problems arise when the owner fails to realize that the dog must be part of a defined hierarchy. The treatment of aggression, attention seeking, and elimination, feeding and sexual problems is reviewed.
Human-animal inter-relationships. Review series: 7. A practical approach to the assessment and management of behavioural changes in companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K., Allan, D. J.
Managing separation anxiety: an evidence-based approach
| Contributor(s):: Neilson, J. C.
Horses ( Equus caballus )
| Contributor(s):: Ekesbo, I.
This chapter covers horse domestication, changes in the animals and their environment, management, behaviour and welfare. Focus is given on innate or learned behaviour and different types of social behaviour. Some of the normal physiological frequency values of interest at clinical examination...