Aggressive behavior of dogs kept as companion animals: classification and influence of sex, reproductive status and breed
Contributor(s):: Peter L. Borchelt
Data were obtained from a total of 245 cases of aggressive-behavior problems in dogs kept as companion animals. Aggression involved barking, growling and biting behavior. For each case, a home visit of one to several hours yielded a description of the sequences of aggressive behavior and the...
"Bark parks" - a study on interdog aggression in a limited-control environment
Contributor(s):: Shyan, M. R., Fortune, K. A., King, C.
As limited-control dog parks become more popular, concerns arise about whether these parks encourage interdog aggression. Systematic observations made at 1 park in Indianapolis, USA over 72 h (between 1600 and 1830 h, 3-5 times a week) across 8 months (between March and November 2001) found that...
'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs
Contributor(s):: Harding, S.
'subordination style' in pigs? The response of pregnant sows to mixing stress affects their offspring's behaviour and stress reactivity
Contributor(s):: Ison, S. H., D'Eath, R. B., Robson, S. K., Baxter, E. M., Ormandy, E., Douglas, A. J., Russell, J. A., Lawrence, A. B., Jarvis, S.
In various mammals stress during gestation can result in long term effects on the behaviour and physiology of the offspring. The aims of this study were (i) to characterise individual variation among primiparous sows (gilts) in their behavioural and physiological response to a commercially...
Jun 24 2017
2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
A behavioral analysis of dog bites to children
Contributor(s):: Mathews, J. R., Lattal, K. A.
A behavioural study of scrapie-affected sheep
Contributor(s):: Healy, A. M., Hanlon, A. J., Weavers, E., Collins, J. D., Doherty, M. L.
The behaviour of 12 sheep, suspected of having scrapie, and 12 clinically normal animals from the Irish Republic was observed over a 6-day period [date not given]. Confirmation of the true disease status of the animals was made at postmortem using both histopathological and immunocytochemical...
A brief note on some possible factors involved in the reactions of horses to humans
Contributor(s):: Hausberger, M., Muller, C.
In order to investigate relationships of adult horses to humans, we developed a simple evaluation test and scores based on observations. The first reactions of 224 adult horses to the presence of an experimenter were observed and scored. All these horses belonged to the same riding school, had...
A brief note on the effects of the removal of individuals on social behaviour in a captive group of campbell's monkeys ( Cercopithecus campbelli campbelli ): a case study
Contributor(s):: Lemasson, A., Gautier, J. P., Hausberger, M.
We investigated the social effects of the removal of two adult females, including the founder of a matriline, in a group of captive Campbell's monkeys (Cercopithecus campbelli campbelli). Their social behaviour was recorded 1 month before, 1 week after, and 7 months after the removal of the...
A brief note on the relationship between residual feed intake and aggression behaviour in juveniles of African catfish Clarias gariepinus
| Contributor(s):: Martins, C. I. M., Hillen, B., Schrama, J. W., Verreth, J. A. J.
Individual differences in maintenance levels have been related with energetically expensive processes such as aggression. This relationship is not fully understood as on one hand individuals with higher maintenance requirements seem to be more aggressive but on the other hand have smaller...
A brief report on aggressive interactions within and between groups of domestic turkeys ( Meleagris gallopavo )
| Contributor(s):: Buchwalder, T., Huber-Eicher, B.
Aggressive encounters and injuries due to head pecking seriously threaten the welfare of domestic turkeys and also result in economic waste within the turkey industry. The aim of this study was to investigate whether domestic turkey toms distinguish group members from non-group members and if...
A brief report on intraspecies aggressive biting in a goat herd
| Contributor(s):: Tolu, C., Savas, T.
This study aimed at analysing the effects of age, horn and places on biting and butting as intraspecies aggressive activities. Seventy-two Turkish Saanen goats were used as animal material and 22,686 aggressive behaviours were recorded in different places from a total of 118 h direct observation....
A case of male infanticide in Equus przewalski.
| Contributor(s):: Ryder, O. A., Massena, R.
A case series of biting dogs: characteristics of the dogs, their behaviour, and their victims
| Contributor(s):: Guy, N. C., Luescher, U. A., Dohoo, S. E., Spangler, E., Miller, J. B., Dohoo, I. R., Bate, L. A.
The characteristics of 227 biting dogs, their homes, and their victims were gathered in a detailed telephone survey of general veterinary clientele in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in 1996. All of the dogs had bitten either someone living in the...
A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo. (Special Issue: Zoo animal welfare.)
| Contributor(s):: Carlstead, K.
Research on intensively farmed animals over the past 25 years has shown that human-animal interactions, by affecting the animal's fear of humans, can markedly limit the productivity and welfare of farm animals. This article begins to explore some of the factors that need to be considered to...
A comparison of behaviour in test and in everyday life: evidence of three consistent boldness-related personality traits in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Svartberg, K.
Six specific personality traits – playfulness, chase-proneness, curiosity/fearlessness, sociability, aggressiveness, and distance-playfulness – and a broad boldness dimension have been suggested for dogs in previous studies based on data collected in a standardized behavioural test...
A comparison of dog bite injuries in younger and older children treated in a pediatric emergency department
| Contributor(s):: Bernardo, L. M., Gardner, M. J., Rosenfield, R. L., Cohen, B., Pitetti, R.
Objective: Dog bites account for a significant number of traumatic injuries in the paediatric population that often require medical treatment. Although agent, host, and environmental characteristics of dog bites have been well documented, no attempt has been made to compare these characteristics...
A comparison of the effects of simple versus complex environmental enrichment on the behaviour of group-housed, subadult rhesus macaques
| Contributor(s):: Schapiro, S. J., Bloomsmith, M. A., Suarez, S. A., Porter, L. M.
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
A cross-cultural comparison of reports by German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America
| Contributor(s):: Wan, M., Kubinyi, E., Miklosi, A., Champagne, F.
Cross-cultural comparisons of dog behavior and dog-keeping practices are limited. The current study compared the questionnaire responses of German Shepherd owners in Hungary and the United States of America (USA). Owners provided information about their dog-keeping practices, as well as reports...