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

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

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

  2. Review: From human-animal relation practice research to the development of the livestock farmer's activity: an ergonomics-applied ethology interaction

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    | Contributor(s):: Beaujouan, J., Cromer, D., Boivin, X.

    Animal husbandry and working conditions for livestock farmers have changed significantly in recent years as agriculture has been exposed to economic as well as health, environmental and ethical challenges. The idea of interdependent welfare between humans and animals is more relevant now than...

  3. Personality profiling may help select better cleaner fish for sea-lice control in salmon farming

    | Contributor(s):: Whittaker, Benjamin Alexander, Consuegra, Sofia, Garcia de Leaniz, Carlos

  4. If they could choose: How would dogs spend their days? Activity patterns in four populations of domestic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Griss, Silja, Riemer, Stefanie, Warembourg, Charlotte, Sousa, Filipe Maximiano, Wera, Ewaldus, Berger-Gonzalez, Monica, Alvarez, Danilo, Bulu, Petrus Malo, Hernández, Alexis López, Roquel, Pablo, Dürr, Salome

  5. Impact of digital dermatitis on feedlot cattle behaviour

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, Anice D., Orsel, Karin, Cortés, Julián A., Pajor, Edmond A.

  6. Restless nights? Nocturnal activity as a useful indicator of adaptability of shelter housed dogs

    | Contributor(s):: van der Laan, Janneke Elisabeth, Vinke, Claudia Maureen, van der Borg, Joanne Antonia Maria, Arndt, Saskia Stefanie

  7. Dog behaviour classification with movement sensors placed on the harness and the collar

    | Contributor(s):: Kumpulainen, Pekka, Cardó, Anna Valldeoriola, Somppi, Sanni, Törnqvist, Heini, Väätäjä, Heli, Majaranta, Päivi, Gizatdinova, Yulia, Hoog Antink, Christoph, Surakka, Veikko, Kujala, Miiamaaria V., Vainio, Outi, Vehkaoja, Antti

  8. Validation of an accelerometer to quantify inactivity in laying hens with or without keel-bone fractures

    | Contributor(s):: Casey-Trott, T. M., Widowski, T. M.

  9. High and low feather pecking selection lines of laying hens differ in response to a judgment bias test

    | Contributor(s):: Pichová, Katarína, Košťál, Ľubor, de Haan, Tara I., van der Eijk, Jerine A. J., Rodenburg, T. Bas

  10. 'Tracking Together'—Simultaneous Use of Human and Dog Activity Trackers: Protocol for a Factorial, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Wasantha Jayawardene, Lesa Huber, Jimmy McDonnell, Laurel Curran, Sarah Larson, Stephanie Dickinson, Xiwei Chen, Erika Pena, Aletha Carson, Jeanne Johnston

    Dog-walkers are more likely to achieve moderate-intensity physical activity. Linking the use of activity trackers with dog-walking may be beneficial both in terms of improving the targeted behavior and increasing the likelihood of sustained use. This manuscript aims to describe the protocol of...

  11. Evaluation of the fitbark activity monitor for measuring physical activity in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Colpoys, J., Decock, D.

    Accelerometers track changes in physical activity which can indicate health and welfare concerns in dogs. The FitBark 2 (FitBark) is an accelerometer for use with dogs; however, no studies have externally validated this tool. The objective of this study was to evaluate FitBark criterion...

  12. Evaluation of the tri-axial accelerometer to identify and predict parturition-related activities of Debouillet ewes in an intensive setting

    | Contributor(s):: Gurule, Sara C., Tobin, Colin T., Bailey, Derek W., Hernandez Gifford, Jennifer A.

  13. Investigating the Impact of Brief Outings on the Welfare of Dogs Living in US Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Gilchrist, R. J., Blade, E. M., Barber, R. T., Feuerbacher, E. N., Platzer, J. M., Wynne, C. D. L.

  14. Effects of Simulated Horseback Riding on Balance, Postural Sway, and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Parkinson's Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Goudy, L. S., Rigby, B. R., Silliman-French, L., Becker, K. A.

  15. Effects of horn status on behaviour in fattening cattle in the field and during reactivity tests

    | Contributor(s):: Reiche, Anna-Maria, Dohme-Meier, Frigga, Claudia Terlouw, E. M.

    Disbudding is in the short-term invasive and needs pharmacological pain treatment but it facilitates animal management. The present study investigates the longer-term consequences on behaviour to evaluate possible effects on animal welfare. Experiment 1 (E1) used 81 bulls up to the age of 12 and...

  16. Provisioning of live black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) benefits broiler activity and leg health in a frequency- and dose-dependent manner

    | Contributor(s):: Ipema, Allyson F., Gerrits, Walter J. J., Bokkers, Eddie A. M., Kemp, Bas, Bolhuis, J. Elizabeth

    Fast-growing broilers spend most their time inactive and are therefore prone to experience leg problems. Environmental enrichment that facilitates intrinsically motivated behaviours can potentially promote activity and reduce leg problems, thereby improving broiler welfare. A promising...

  17. The effect of castration on home range size and activity patterns of domestic cats living in a natural area in a protected area on a Brazilian island

    | Contributor(s):: Ferreira, Giovanne Ambrosio, Machado, Juliana Clemente, Nakano-Oliveira, Eduardo, Andriolo, Artur, Genaro, Gelson

    The presence of domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus) in natural areas can generate several environmental problems, such as competition with other species, disease transmission, and predation. Male cats generally tend to be more territorial than female cats. Male cats also tend to have larger...

  18. Validation of accelerometers to automatically record postures and number of steps in growing lambs

    | Contributor(s):: Högberg, Niclas, Höglund, Johan, Carlsson, Annelie, Saint-Jeveint, Marie, Lidfors, Lena

    We validated the accuracy of two commercially available activity loggers for cattle in determining lying and standing durations, number of lying bouts and number of steps in growing lambs. Ten growing lambs divided into two weight classes were fitted with an IceTag on the right hind leg and an...

  19. Shedding light into the dark: Age and light shape nocturnal activity and sleep behaviour of giraffe

    | Contributor(s):: Burger, Anna Lena, Hartig, Johannes, Dierkes, Paul W.

    The interaction of internal clocks and environmental conditions determines the daily behavioural rhythm of an animal. Due to the strong influence of light, these circadian rhythms oscillate in mammals over a cycle length of about 24 h, equivalent to the daily light-dark cycle. The relation...

  20. Improving the Welfare of a Zoo-Housed Male Drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) Aggressive Toward Visitors

    | Contributor(s):: Martín, Olga, Vinyoles, Dolors, García-Galea, Eduardo, Maté, Carmen

    Improving the welfare of nonhuman animals in captivity and maintaining behavioral competence for future conservation purposes is of the highest priority for zoos. The behavior of an aggressive male drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) was assessed in Barcelona Zoo. The 2-year study presented in...