Incidence and impact of dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK: an update
| Contributor(s):: Moxon, R., Whiteside, H., England, G. C. W.
Data on dog attacks on Guide Dogs' stock were reviewed to investigate the characteristics of the attacks. An average of 11.2 attacks occurred each month. Nearly all of the attacks occurred in public areas, 68.4 per cent of victim dogs were qualified guide dogs and 55.5 per cent of victim...
Aspects of juvenile and adolescent environment predict aggression and fear in 12-month-old guide dogs
| Contributor(s):: Serpell, J. A., Duffy, D. L.
Maturational changes in behavior, and the possible influence of the puppy-raising environment on behavioral development, were investigated in a total sample of 978 prospective guide dogs belonging to four different breeds/crosses. All dogs belonged to the same guide dog organization, and had...
A conceptual model of the human-animal relationships dynamics during newborn handling on cow-calf operation farms
| Contributor(s):: Costa, F. de O., Valente, T. S., Toledo, L. M. de, Ambrosio, L. A., Campo, M. del, Costa, M. J. R. P. da
Risk factors for aggression in adult cats that were fostered through a shelter program as kittens
| Contributor(s):: O'Hanley, K. A., Pearl, D. L., Niel, L.
Influence of female coalitionary aggressive behavior on the success of male introductions to female groups of rhesus macaques (Macaca Mulatta)
| Contributor(s):: Bailey, Kelly L., Bloomsmith, Mollie A., Michopoulos, Vasiliki, Remillard, Caren M., Young, Leigh Anna
Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom
| Contributor(s):: Roberts, C., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Williams, J. L., Murray, J. K.
Understanding Fear and Stranger-Directed Aggression in Companion Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Flint
Stranger-directed aggression is both a public safety and animal welfare concern. The objectives of this thesis were to identify risk factors for stranger-directed aggression in dogs, to assess the effect of targeted owner training on the accuracy of ratings of fear in dogs, and to identify...
Risk factors for aggressive behaviour in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris), as reported by owners in mainland China
| Contributor(s):: Yang, Jingjing, Langford, Fritha, Kiddie, Jenna
Long-term behavioral resilience in search-and-rescue dogs responding to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
| Contributor(s):: Hare, Elizabeth, Kelsey, Kathleen M., Niedermeyer, Greta M., Otto, Cynthia M.
Prevalence, comorbidity, and breed differences in canine anxiety in 13,700 Finnish pet dogs
| Contributor(s):: Salonen, M., Sulkama, S., Mikkola, S., Puurunen, J., Hakanen, E., Tiira, K., Araujo, C., Lohi, H.
Associations between Domestic-Dog Morphology and Behaviour Scores in the Dog Mentality Assessment
| Contributor(s):: Holly R. Stone, Paul D. McGreevy, Melissa J. Starling, Bjorn Forkman
The domestic dog shows a wide range of morphologies, that humans have selected for in the process of creating unique breeds. Recent studies have revealed correlations between changes in morphology and behaviour as reported by owners. For example, as height and weight decrease, many undesirable...
Self-reports of Dutch dog owners on received professional advice, their opinions on castration and behavioural reasons for castrating male dogs
| Contributor(s):: Roulaux, P. E. M., van Herwijnen, I. R., Beerda, B.
Farmer Perceptions of Pig Aggression Compared to Animal-Based Measures of Fight Outcome
| Contributor(s):: Rachel S.E. Peden, Irene Camerlink, Laura A. Boyle, Faical Akaichi, Simon P. Turner
Several animal welfare issues persist in practice despite extensive research which has been linked to the unwillingness of stakeholders to make changes. For example, most farmers do not perceive pig aggression to be a problem that requires action despite the fact that stress and injuries are...
Social Behavior of a Reproducing Pair of the Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) in Captivity
| Contributor(s):: Wojciechowski, Filip J., Kaszycka, Katarzyna A., Řeháková, Milada
Social interactions of the nocturnal primates are not well studied. One of the species for which social behavior is scarcely known is the Philippine tarsier (Tarsius [= Carlito] syrichta). We observed a reproducing pair of captive individuals over two mating seasons for two consecutive years. The...
Prevailing Clusters of Canine Behavioural Traits in Historical US Demand for Dog Breeds (1926–2005)
| Contributor(s):: Bethany Wilson, James Serpell, Harold Herzog, Paul McGreevy
Drawing on American Kennel Club (AKC) puppy registration numbers for approximately 82 varieties of pedigree dogs between 1926 and 2005, the current article analyses behavioural reports on 32,005 dogs of these varieties reported through the Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research...
Horse Matters: Re‐examining Sustainability through Human‐Domestic Animal Relationships
| Contributor(s):: Wadham, Helen
Pre-weaning socialization and environmental enrichment affect life-long response to regrouping in commercially-reared pigs
| Contributor(s):: Ko, Heng-Lun, Chong, Qiai, Escribano, Damián, Camerlink, Irene, Manteca, Xavier, Llonch, Pol
Weaning and other regrouping events as routine work in commercial farms cause stress to pigs and compromise their welfare. Several studies found positive outcomes to mitigate weaning stress when piglets were socialized (i.e. co-mingled) or raised with enrichment materials in research settings....
Impact of a cattle brush on feedlot steer behavior, productivity and stress physiology
| Contributor(s):: Park, Rachel M., Schubach, Kelsey M., Cooke, Reinaldo F., Herring, Andy D., Jennings, Jenny S., Daigle, Courtney L.
The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of environmental enrichment (EE), in the form of a cattle brush, on feedlot cattle behavior, productivity and stress physiology. Steers were blocked by weight and assigned to one of two treatments 1) Cattle brush secured to fence line...
Effects of a temporary period on pasture on the welfare state of horses housed in individual boxes
| Contributor(s):: Ruet, Alice, Arnould, Cécile, Levray, Justine, Lemarchand, Julie, Mach, Núria, Moisan, Marie-Pierre, Foury, Aline, Briant, Christine, Lansade, Léa
Domesticated horses mainly live in individual boxes, a housing system reported as compromising animal welfare. A common practice in riding schools involves offering a temporary period on pasture with conspecifics to alleviate the impact of long-term deprivation triggered by boxes. The aim of this...
Clinical and behavioural consequences of on-farm mixing of cull sows after weaning
| Contributor(s):: Herskin, Mette S., Holm, Cathrine, Thodberg, Karen
In modern pig production up to 50% of the sows are slaughtered each year. Typically, the period from the decision to cull and until a sow is slaughtered consists of a stay in an on-farm pick-up pen (hours to weeks), transport (eventually passing buying stations or similar) and lairage. However,...