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  1. An evaluative review of theories: related to animal cruelty

    Contributor(s):: Gullone, E.

    The two dominant theories relating to animal cruelty are critically reviewed. These are the violence graduation hypothesis and the deviance generalization hypothesis. The outcomes indicate very high consistency with the broader antisocial behavior and aggression literature, which is large and...

  2. An introduction to navigating owner-directed feline aggression

    Contributor(s):: Dimenna, G.

  3. An overview of types of aggressive behaviour in dogs and methods of treatment

    Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, J. K.

    In 223 cases of dogs presented to a specialist behavioural clinic in Brisbane, Australia, 87 (39

  4. Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter

    Contributor(s):: Gail Laule, Jacob Casper, Sebastian Heath, Robert Linnabary, Andrej Romanovsky

    The Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter for Oct-Dec 1993. Contains "The Use of Behavioral Management Techniques to Reduce or Eliminate Abnormal Behavior" by Gail Laule, "Preparing the Farm and Farm Animals for Disasters by Jacob Casper, Sebastian E. Heath, and Robert D. Linnabary, and...

  5. Animal welfare theory: the keyboard of the maintenance ethosystem

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

  6. Animal-assisted dyadic therapy: A therapy model promoting development of the reflective function in the parent-child bond

    Contributor(s):: Shani, L.

  7. Animal-assisted group psychotherapy for children [Practice]

    Contributor(s):: Harel, O., Parish-Plass, N.

  8. Applied animal behaviour science. (Special issue: Suckling)

    Contributor(s):: Lidfors, L., Svennersten-Sjaunja, K., Redbo, I.

    This supplement contains articles that focus on behavioural and physiological aspects of suckling and/or sucking in ruminants. Abnormal sucking behaviour, particularly cross-sucking and non-nutritive sucking, in calves are presented; and the effects of milk flow and milk volume, the presence of a...

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

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

  10. Assessing the prevalence and characteristics of hair-plucking behaviour in captive western lowland gorillas ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla)

    Contributor(s):: Less, E. H., Kuhar, C. W., Lukas, K. E.

  11. Assessment of acute and chronic pain after different methods of castration of calves

    Contributor(s):: Molony, V., Kent, J. E., Robertson, I. S.

    Four groups of Ayrshire calves were castrated at 1 week of age by surgery, crushing (using a Burdizzo), rubber ring, or a combination of the Burdizzo and rubber ring methods. Responses of castrated calves were compared with those of a control group of calves which were not castrated. Plasma...

  12. Assessment of fear reactions in domestic sheep, and influence of breed and rearing conditions

    Contributor(s):: Romeyer, A., Bouissou, M. F.

    The aim of this study was to design a series of tests to measure fear reactions of domestic sheep placed in different fear-inducing situations, to interpret the observed behaviour in terms of the presence or absence of fear, to test the hypothesis that fear is a unitary phenomenon and to...

  13. Attraction to blood as a factor in tail-biting by pigs

    Contributor(s):: Fraser, D.

    Canvas models, about the size of a pig's tail, were impregnanted with pigs' blood or left plain, and presented to pigs for 12 days in a 2-choice preference test. The pigs showed large, consistent, individual differences in response: some pigs chewed the models continuously while others chewed...

  14. Background to anomalous behaviour

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

  15. Behavior and cortisol levels of dogs in a public animal shelter, and an exploration of the ability of these measures to predict problem behavior after adoption

    Contributor(s):: Hennessy, M. B., Voith, V. L., Mazzei, S. J., Buttram, J., Miller, D. D., Linden, F.

    Behaviour and plasma cortisol levels were examined in puppies and juvenile/adult dogs admitted to a public animal shelter. A behavioural test was developed to assess the responses of the dogs to novel or threatening conditions. Factor analysis of the behavioural responses of 166 dogs on day 3 in...

  16. Behavior of picketed circus elephants

    Contributor(s):: Friend, T. H.

    The behaviour of 14 female Asian (Elephas maximus) and 3 female African (Loxodonta africana) elephants who performed 2 shows each day with a circus that travelled to a new location (40 to 250 km from the previous day's lot) daily, was studied. When not performing or working, the elephants were...

  17. Behavior problems in pet rabbits.

    | 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,...

  18. Behavior questions and answers

    | Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.

  19. Behavioral abnormalities in captive nonhuman primates

    | Contributor(s):: Avanti, Mallapur, Choudhury, B. C.

    In this study, we dealt with 11 species of non-human primates across 10 zoos in India. We recorded behaviour as instantaneous scans between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. In the study, we segregated behaviours for analyses into abnormal, undesirable, active, and resting. The 4 types of abnormal behaviour...

  20. Behavioral agitation during handling of cattle is persistent over time

    | Contributor(s):: Grandin, T.

    Fifty-three Gelbvieh X Simmental X Charolais cross bulls and 102 steers were restrained for blood testing every 30 days in a squeeze chute (crush). At the same time they were also weighed in a single animal scale. Out of four consecutive restraint sessions, 5 (9