A two pan feeding trial with companion dogs: considerations for future testing
Contributor(s):: Jodi C. Vondran
Palatability of pet foods is judged by the use of animals in colonies. Pet food manufacturers would like to understand how palatable a food is compared to another food. This generally is accomplished by a two pan test where a pet has the opportunity to freely choose between two foods. Preference...
An Investigation into the Relationship between Owner Knowledge, Diet, and Dental Disease in Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus)
Contributor(s):: Rosemary Norman, Alison P. Wills
Vegetarian versus Meat-Based Diets for Companion Animals
Contributor(s):: Andrew Knight, Madelaine Leitsberger
Companion animal owners are increasingly concerned about the links between degenerative health conditions, farm animal welfare problems, environmental degradation, fertilizers and herbicides, climate change, and causative factors; such as animal farming and the consumption of animal products....
Cattle handling technique can induce fatigued cattle syndrome in cattle not fed a beta adrenergic agonist
Contributor(s):: D.A. Frese, Christopher D. Reinhardt, Steven J. Bartle, David Rethorst, J.P. Hutcheson, W.T. Nichols, B.E. Depenbusch, M.E. Corrigan, Daniel U. Thomson
Angus crossbred steers (n = 40; 563 +/- 44 kg) were used to examine the effects of handling method and fat thickness on the blood chemistry and physiology of market steers. Steers were blocked by backfat (BF) thickness and were randomly assigned to treatment groups: low-stress handling (LSH) and...
Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Broom, D.
Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States
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Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander
The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...
Reciprocal signaling in honeyguide-human mutualism
Contributor(s):: Spottiswoode, Claire N., Begg, Keith S., Begg, Colleen M.
An investigation into the feeding behaviour and diet selection of the domestic horse
Contributor(s):: Marie Clare Cairns
This study sought to investigate feeding behaviour and diet selection of horses exposed to concentrate feed of differing flavours and nutrient contents in different situations. Firstly behaviour was studied in a simple choice test. The results showed that when thehorses have no previous...
The influence of human behaviors in the increased prevalence of overweight dogs
Contributor(s):: Nora J. Nealon, Julie M. Fagan
An increasing number of dogs are falling into the overweight and obese categories, paralleling the rise in obesity over the past few decades in people. This suggests that dogs, which interact closely with people, have been influenced by our sedentary lifestyles, over-sized portions and diets high...
Nutritionism and the making of modern pet food
Contributor(s):: Jennifer Wrye
This dissertation considers the creation of nutritionally 'complete and balanced' commercial pet foods. Specifically, I am concerned with understanding the conditions that made it possible for pet animals to consume commercially-manufactured pet foods exclusively. I argue that...
A modeling approach for estimating seasonal dietary preferences of goats in a Mediterranean Quercus frainetto-Juniperus oxycedrus woodland
Contributor(s):: Manousidis, T., Malesios, C., Kyriazopoulos, A. P., Parissi, Z. M., Abraham, E. M., Abas, Z.
Goats are characterized as selective feeders due to their specific feeding behavior, thus the study of their seasonal preferences in a Mediterranean oak-juniper ecosystem is of great interest. The current research was conducted in an open oak forest in Megalo Dereio region, northeastern Greece...
Are dogs able to communicate with their owners about a desirable food in a referential and intentional way?
Contributor(s):: Savalli, C., Ades, C., Gaunet, F.
Feed depredation by European starlings in a Kansas feedlot
Contributor(s):: Depenbusch, B. E., Drouillard, J. S., Lee, C. D.
What You Can and Can't Learn From a Pet Food Label
Contributor(s):: Angela Witzel
Guard of animals in charge: population of visionGuarda responsavel de animais: visao da populacao
Contributor(s):: Porto, W. J. N., Andrade, M. R., Mota, R. A.
A study was conducted to determine the knowledge level of responsible animal ownership in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that only 24% of respondents knew what constituted responsible pet ownership and care. Some of those who gave examples of proper pet care such as...
Energy intake and expenditure of improvised explosive device detection dogs
Contributor(s):: Phillips, S. P., Kutzner-Mulligan, J., Davis, M.
Improvised explosive device detection (IDD) dogs explore up to 40 km of land daily and therefore have energetic demands that may be above the National Research Council's requirement for working dogs. This study was designed to quantify metabolic energy intake (MEI) and total energy expenditure...
Prevalence of stereotypies and its possible causes among captive Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus) in Tamil Nadu, India
Contributor(s):: Vanitha, Varadharajan, Thiyagesan, Krishnamoorthy, Baskaran, Nagarajan
Animals in captivity are often confined in small barren enclosures, preventing adequate exercise, and socialization with conspecifics. Captivity is also known for depriving young individuals' association with maternal relatives by weaning away from their mothers' earlier than what their peers...
Behavioural response of pure Ankole and crossbred (Ankole * Holstein) cows to seasonal pasture variations in south-western Uganda
Contributor(s):: Idibu, J., Kabi, F., Mpairwe, D.
This study evaluated the effects of season and pasture species on variations in sward composition, pasture quantity (plant-height and biomass) and quality [crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fibre (NDF) and in vitro organic matter digestibility (IVOMD)]. Behavioural responses of a group of 10...
The relationship between individual behavioural styles, dominance rank and cortisol levels of cats living in urban social groups
Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Terkel, J.
Individual animals show differences in temperament, often correlated with ecologically important behavioural patterns such as dominance, and with physiological responses to environmental perturbations, such as cortisol levels. Identifying these temperaments in animals may reveal adaptive patterns...
The long-term impact of infant rearing background on the affective state of adult common marmosets ( Callithrix jacchus)
Contributor(s):: Ash, H., Buchanan-Smith, H. M.
Early life environment, including temporary family separation, can have a major influence on affective state. Using a battery of tests, the current study compared the performance of adult common marmosets ( Callithrix jacchus), reared as infants under 3 different conditions: family-reared twins,...