"Loyals" and "optimizers": shedding light on the decision for or against organic agriculture among Swiss farmers
Contributor(s):: Mann, S., Gairing, M.
"Resting" behaviour of cattle in a slaughterhouse lairage
Contributor(s):: Cockram, M. S.
"We kept these horses"
Contributor(s):: Ring Adams, James
'Animal architecture' in the 18th and 19th century. Species-friendly animal raising in rural areas
Contributor(s):: Blessing, Bettina
'Communication gap' on backyard chickens
'It Is As Bad To Be a Black Man's Animal As It Is To Be a Black Man' - The Politics of Species in Sol Plaatje's Native Life in South Africa
Contributor(s):: Swart, Sandra
'Libido' in the larger farm animals: a review
Contributor(s):: Wodzicka-Tomaszewska, M., Kilgour, R., Ryan, M.
The term 'libido', first used by Freud to refer to the force by which the sexual instinct is represented in the mind, has become more and more used to refer to some aspects of sexual behaviour in large domestic animals. From being a wide, rather imprecise term, it has come to be defined in a...
Feb 11 2017
2017 Horseman's Forum
Mar 10 2017
26th Annual Conference for Food Animal Veterinarians
A 'pebble test of anxiety' did not differentiate between Japanese quail divergently selected for stress and fear
Contributor(s):: Jones, R. B., Marin, R. H., Satterlee, D. G.
It has been suggested that the time taken by an individually tested domestic chick to begin pecking at pebbles on the floor of a novel arena might be used as a test of fear and anxiety, with low latencies to peck indicating low fear and vice versa, and as a potential selection criterion 'to...
A behavioural comparison of New Zealand White rabbits ( Oryctolagus cuniculus ) housed individually or in pairs in conventional laboratory cages
Contributor(s):: Chu, L. R., Garner, J. P., Mench, J. A.
Despite their gregarious nature, rabbits used for research are often housed individually due to concerns about aggression and disease transmission. However, conventional laboratory cages restrict movement, and rabbits housed singly in these cages often perform abnormal behaviours, an indication...
A call for common understanding of animal welfare, animal rights, and animal well-being
Contributor(s):: Fox, M. W.
A case for dawn and dusk for housed livestock
Contributor(s):: Bryant, S. L.
A case study employing operant conditioning to reduce stress of capture for red-bellied tamarins ( Saguinus labiatus )
Contributor(s):: Owen, Y., Amory, J. R.
Traditional techniques used to capture New World monkeys, such as net capture, can induce high levels of acute stress detrimental to welfare. Alternatively, training nonhuman animals via operant conditioning to voluntarily participate in husbandry and/or veterinary practices is accepted as a...
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 between leg problems in Danish and Swedish broiler production
Contributor(s):: Sanotra, G. S., Berg, C., Lund, J. D.
In Denmark and Sweden, surveys were undertaken to estimate the prevalence of leg problems in conventional broiler production. The Danish survey included 28 Ross 208 flocks, and the Swedish survey included 15 Ross 208 and 16 Cobb flocks. Leg problems included reduced walking ability (gait), tibial...
A comparison of operant responding by farrowing sows for food and nest-building materials
Contributor(s):: Hutson, G. D.
In experiments on 4 days immediately before and after parturition with 16 sows trained to lift a lever to gain access to either a box containing straw, a box containing sticks, an empty box, or a food drop, sows lifted more for food than for the empty box or nest-building materials. On any day...
A comparison of social and environmental enrichment methods for laboratory housed dogs
Contributor(s):: Hubrecht, R. C.
48 Beagles in 4 equal groups: (controls; opportunities for social contacts with conspecifics; given 30 s/day of intensive handling; and provided with 3 different toys/chews permanently suspended in the pen (Rawhide, Gumabone chew and a piece of plastic tubing)) were observed for a total of 432 h....
A comparison of space requirements of horned and hornless goats at the feed barrier and in the lying area
Contributor(s):: Loretz, C., Wechsler, B., Hauser, R., Rusch, P.
Loose housing of horned goats is more common than loose housing of horned cattle, and recommendations concerning the design of housing systems for horned goats are needed. In this study, we compared the behaviour of horned and hornless goats kept in deep litter pens to investigate their space...
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.