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The role of ethology in round pen horse training - a review
Contributor(s):: Henshall, C., McGreevy, P. D.
Horse training systems apparently based on the 'natural' behaviour of horses have been widely adopted in the past four decades. Round pen training (RPT) is an integral feature of many 'natural horsemanship' (NH) systems. RPT involves the training of the horse at liberty within an enclosed space...
Pain-suppressed behaviors in the red-tailed hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis)
Contributor(s):: Mazor-Thomas, J. E., Mann, P. E., Karas, A. Z., Tseng, F.
Our ability to provide analgesia in wild and exotic patients is hampered by a lack of species-specific information on effective drugs and protocols. One contributing factor is the difficulty of applying data from traditional laboratory tests of nociception to clinical conditions frequently...
Effects of neonatal castration on social behaviour, human-animal relationship and feeding activity in finishing pigs reared in a conventional or an enriched housing
Contributor(s):: Tallet, C., Brillouet, A., Meunier-Salaun, M. C., Paulmier, V., Guerin, C., Prunier, A.
Benefits of pair housing are consistent across a diverse population of rhesus macaques. (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)
Contributor(s):: Baker, K. C., Bloomsmith, M. A., Oettinger, B., Neu, K., Griffis, C., Schoof, V., Maloney, M.
Dominance and growth of Diplodus sargus (Pisces: Sparidae) in small captive groups
Contributor(s):: Goncalves, A. R., Sousa, L. C. de, Almada, V. C.
Effect of short and long periods of separation on agonistic behaviour, injuries and stress in Herens cows kept in loose housing
Contributor(s):: Castro, I. M. L., Gygax, L., Wechsler, B., Hauser, R.
Effect of short road journeys on behaviour and some blood variables related to welfare in young bulls
Contributor(s):: Cafazzo, S., Magnani, D., Cala, P., Razzuoli, E., Gerardi, G., Bernardini, D., Amadori, M., Costa, L. N.
Influence of immunisation against GnRF on agonistic and mounting behaviour, serum testosterone concentration and body weight in male pigs compared with boars and barrows
Contributor(s):: Albrecht, A. K., Beilage, E. G., Kanitz, E., Puppe, B., Traulsen, I., Krieter, J.
Influence of origin litter on social rank, agonistic behaviour and growth performance of piglets after weaning
Contributor(s):: Fels, M., Hoy, S., Hartung, J.
Opioid control of behaviour in sheep: effects of morphine and naloxone on food intake, activity and the affective state
Contributor(s):: Verbeek, E., Ferguson, D., Monjour, P. Q. de, Lee, C.
A review of shark agonistic displays: Comparison of 2 display features and implications for shark-human interactions
Contributor(s):: Martin, R. Aidan
Aggression and social spacing in light horse ( Equus caballus ) mares and foals
Contributor(s):: Weeks, J. W., Crowell-Davis, S. L., Caudle, A. B., Heusner, G. L.
Aggression and social spacing were studied in 14 light horse mares and their foals living at pasture. Focal samples were collected on each mare-foal dyad for 6 to 10.5 h from 2 months of foal age until weaning at approximately 4 months of age. Observations on foals continued until approximately 6...
Agonistic behaviour after mixing in pigs under commercial farm conditions
Contributor(s):: Stukenborg, A., Traulsen, I., Puppe, B., Presuhn, U., Krieter, J.
The aim of the study was to investigate agonistic behaviour of pigs after regrouping pigs under commercial sow farm conditions. The behavioural patterns were observed over a 48-h period, directly after weaning (PIG-28; n=647) and 40 days later (growing pigs, PIG-68; n=224). Agonistic interactions...
Agonistic behaviour and feather pecking in single-sexed and mixed groups of laying hens
Contributor(s):: Oden, K., Vestergaard, K. S., Algers, B.
The effects of the presence of males on female aggressiveness and feather pecking in groups of about 500 laying hens housed in an aviary system were studied. In all, 10 groups of ISA Brown laying hens were observed at 21, 35, 45 and 55 weeks of age on 2 farms, during 2 years. In the second year,...
Agonistic interactions and physiological reactions of top- and bottom-ranking pigs confronted with a familiar and an unfamiliar group: preliminary results
Contributor(s):: Otten, W., Puppe, B., Stabenow, B., Kanitz, E., Schon, P. C., Brussow, K. P., Nurnberg, G.
Four trials were carried out, where in each trial during a selection test 2 groups of growing pigs (12 weeks old) with 9 animals each were randomly formed. After a week, the top (TR) and bottom (BR) ranking pig from each group was isolated and kept under single housing conditions. At the age of...
Alternative housing for sows and litters. Part 4. Effects of sow-controlled housing combined with a communal piglet area on pre- and post-weaning behaviour and performance
Contributor(s):: Weary, D. M., Pajor, E. A., Bonenfant, M., Fraser, D., Kramer, D. L.
Previous experimental work has shown modest and variable production and welfare benefits for the lactating sow and piglets when sows are allowed to separate themselves temporarily from their piglets, or when piglets have access to a communal creep area sufficiently attractive that they spend...
An investigation into the effect of different protein and energy intakes on model tail chewing behaviour of growing pigs
Contributor(s):: McIntyre, J., Edwards, S. A.
Twenty-four crossbred pigs were housed individually and allocated at 62 kg (S.E.M.=0.81) to one of three diets providing differing daily protein and energy intakes: control (C) 1.42 g CP/MJ DE, fed to provide 2.85 maintenance energy; low protein (LP) 0.76 g CP/MJ DE fed to provide the same daily...
Behaviour patterns and time course of activity in dogs with separation problems
Contributor(s):: Lund, J. D., Jorgensen, M. C.
An analysis of video-recordings of 20 dogs with separation problems suggested that separation behaviour may be divided into; exploratory behaviour, object play including elements of predatory behaviour, destructive behaviour and vocalization. Elimination behaviour was only found in one case....
Behavioural characteristics of two dairy breeds of cows selected ( Herens ) or not ( Brune des Alpes ) for fighting and dominance ability
Contributor(s):: Plusquellec, P., Bouissou, M. F.
Two breeds of dairy cattle, one selected for intra-specific fighting and dominance ability (Herens, H), the other not selected for this behavioural trait (Brune des Alpes, BA), submitted to the same management techniques, were compared with respect to their social behaviour (dominance, agonistic...
Behavioural variation in cultivated juvenile Atlantic cod ( Gadus morhua L.) in relation to stocking density and size disparity
Contributor(s):: Uglem, I., Kjorsvik, E., Gruven, K., Lamberg, A.
The aim of this study was to examine the behaviour and activity of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) juveniles (~65-120 mm total length) in relation to varying stocking density (~500-2000 fish per m3) and size disparity under both experimental and commercial hatchery conditions. This was done by using...