A scoping review of published research on the relinquishment of companion animals
Contributor(s):: Coe, J. B., Young, I., Lambert, K., Dysart, L., Borden, L. N., Rajic, A.
Globally, large populations of companion animals are relinquished each year. The purpose of this scoping review was to identify all published research investigating companion-animal relinquishment to map out and evaluate research gaps, needs, and opportunities. A comprehensive search strategy was...
A study of aggression when group housed sows are mixed
Contributor(s):: Mount, N. C., Seabrook, M. F.
Twenty-six previously unacquainted sows were allocated into 5 dry sow yards. For the 26 sows the levels of aggression expressed and received were observed for the first hour following mixing at each of 2 mixings: the first, Mix 1, when the 26 sows were first allocated into the empty dry sow...
A study of spatial behaviour of pregnant sows housed in pens with various feeding and dung disposal systems
Contributor(s):: Walker, N., Kilpatrick, D. J.
96 pregnant sows, previously penned in individual stalls, were housed in groups of 4 in pens containing 3 zones: 4 individual feeding stalls without rear gates; a communal sleeping kennel; and a dunging area between the stalls and kennel. The feeding stalls were either long (2m) or short (1m)...
A study of the use of resting platforms by farm bred blue foxes
Contributor(s):: Harri, M., Mononen, J., Korhonen, H., Haapanen, K.
A survey of abnormal repetitive behaviors in North American river otters housed in zoos
Contributor(s):: Morabito, P., Bashaw, M. J.
Stereotypic behaviors, indicating poor welfare and studied in a variety of species (especially carnivores), appear related to characteristics of current and past environments. Although North American river otters (Lontra canadensis) often develop abnormal, repetitive, possibly stereotypic...
A Survey of Public Opinion on Cat (Felis catus) Predation and the Future Direction of Cat Management in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Jessica K Walker, Stephanie J Bruce, Arnja R Dale
Cat predation is a prominent issue in New Zealand that provokes strong and opposing views. We explored, via 1011 face-to-face questionnaires, public opinion on (a) support for a National Cat Management Strategy (78% support); (b) concern regarding predation of wildlife by owned and un-owned cats...
A survey of the methods used in shelter and rescue programs to identify feral and frightened pet cats
Contributor(s):: Slater, M. R., Miller, K. A., Weiss, E., Makolinski, K. V., Weisbrot, L. A.
A synthesis of the inter-relations animal house, environment, rentability, human and animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Maton, A.
Types of housing for dairy cattle, pigs and poultry are assessed in terms of environmental impact, economic factors and animal and human welfare.
AAFP and ISFM feline environmental needs guidelines
Contributor(s):: Ellis, S. L., Rodan, I., Carney, H. C., Heath, S., Rochlitz, I., Shearburn, L. D., Sundahl, E., Westropp, J. L.
Abnormal behaviour and behavioural problems in stabled horses and their relationship to horse welfare: a comparative review.
Contributor(s):: G.j. Mason, J. Cooper
Many behaviours in domestic animals, such as the ‘stable vices’ of horses, are treated because they are considered undesirable for economic or cultural reasons, and not because the activity affects the horse’s quality of life. The impact of a behaviour on the human reporter is...
Abnormal behaviour in captive sooty mangabeys
Contributor(s):: Crast, J., Bloomsmith, M. A., Perlman, J. E., Meeker, T. L., Remillard, C. M.
The influence of several factors on abnormal behaviour was investigated in 46 singly housed sooty mangabeys ( Cercocebus atys) (eight nursery-reared, 38 mother-reared), including self-injurious, self-directed, stereotypic locomotion, and faeces/urine-related behaviours (SIB, SDB, SL, FUR,...
Abnormal behaviour in farm mink
Contributor(s):: Jonge, G. de, Carlstead, K.
Abnormal behaviour in farmed silver fox vixens (Vulpes vulpes L.): tail-biting and infanticide
Contributor(s):: Braastad, B. O.
Abnormal behaviour versus production performance criteria in the assessment of welfare in housed lambs
Contributor(s):: Marsden, D., Wood-Gush, D. G. M.
Accuracy of laying hens in jumping upwards and downwards between perches in different light environments
Contributor(s):: Moinard, C., Statham, P., Haskell, M. J., McCorquodale, C., Jones, R. B., Green, P. R.
Eighty Lohmann Brown layer hens were reared in floor pens fitted with perches from 1 day of age. After the peak of lay (25 weeks of age), their ability to jump to and from perches in different light environments was assessed in two experiments using digital video techniques that allowed detailed...
Adaptation by learning: its significance for farm animal husbandry
Contributor(s):: Wechsler, B., Lea, S. E. G.
Farm animals are confronted with major changes in their environment as they go through different phases of the production system. Examples include introduction to a new housing system, provision of a new type of feed, mixing with unfamiliar conspecifics or being exposed to new human handlers....
Adopter-dog interactions at the shelter: behavioral and contextual predictors of adoption
Contributor(s):: Protopopova, A., Wynne, C. D. L.
Millions of unwanted pets enter animal shelters each year in the USA, but only a portion leave alive. Previous research has found that morphology and in-kennel behavior influence adoption. The current study evaluated whether any behaviors exhibited by dogs during an out-of-kennel interaction with...
Aggressive behaviour and its relation to oviposition in the domestic fowl
Contributor(s):: Hughes, B. O.
Hens in battery cages behave differently from those housed in pens. Laying hens of two strains were housed in cages or pens and the incidence of aggression before and after laying was studied. Little aggression was seen in stable groups, so a strange bird was introduced to stimulate aggressive...
Aggressive behaviour of grouped sows in different contexts
Contributor(s):: Csermely, D., Wood-Gush, D. G. M.
Agonistic behavior of caged chickens related to group size and area per bird
Contributor(s):: Al-Rawi, B., Craig, J. V.
The effects of group size and area per bird on agonistic activity were studied in White Leghorn pullets. Group sizes were four, eight, 14, and 28, with constant area, feeder, and watering space per bird. Agonistic acts and time spent in four categories of general activity were recorded. Frequency...