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  1. Shared Responsibility in a Multi-Species Playground

    Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, Marcus

  2. The contribution of broiler chicken welfare certification at farm level to enhancing overall animal welfare: the case of Brazil

    Contributor(s):: Souza, A. P. O., Molento, C. F. M.

    The intensification of farm animal welfare debate has led to an increasing number of certification schemes covering this issue; however, there are concerns about the contribution of these schemes in improving welfare. The aims of this study were to identify certification schemes for broiler...

  3. Degree of synchrony based on individual observations underlines the importance of concurrent access to enrichment materials in finishing pigs

    Contributor(s):: Zwicker, B., Weber, R., Wechsler, B., Gygax, L.

    Pigs are sociable animals with a strong motivation to explore and forage, and it has been stated that they have a strong motivation to do so synchronously. We examined the synchrony of exploration in groups of finishing pigs when enrichment materials were offered. We used a novel measure of...

  4. The progress in nutrition research of musk deer: implication for conservation

    Contributor(s):: Wang, WenXia, Zhou, Ran, He, Lan, Liu, ShuQiang, Zhou, JunTong, Qi, Lei, Li, LinHai, Hu, DeFu

    Musk deer ( Moschus spp.) are small forest ungulates that are unique to Asia and are mainly distributed in China. In the last 30 years, because of indiscriminate trapping, hunting, and killing of the musk deer for musk and the loss of suitable habitat due to deforestation, the distribution and...

  5. Feeding behavior and the effect of photoperiod on the performance and hematological parameters of the pacama catfish ( Lophiosilurus alexandri)

    Contributor(s):: Kitagawa, A. T., Costa, L. S., Paulino, R. R., Luz, R. K., Rosa, P. V., Guerra-Santos, B., Fortes-Silva, R.

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the rhythms of feeding and locomotor activity, the ability to synchronize to a fixed feeding time, and the influence of photoperiod on the growth parameters, feed intake and hematological parameters of a recently introduced fish in freshwater Brazilian...

  6. Hunger in pregnant sows: effects of a fibrous diet and free access to straw

    Contributor(s):: Jensen, M. B., Pedersen, L. J., Theil, P. K., Knudsen, K. E. B.

    Fibrous diets and the provision of straw have been suggested to reduce feeding motivation in pregnant sows. The present experiment investigated the separate and interactive effects of a fibrous diet and ad libitum access to straw on feeding motivation, oral behaviour and plasma levels of...

  7. Dietary fatty acid composition significantly influenced the proactive-reactive behaviour of Senegalese sole ( Solea senegalensis) post-larvae

    Contributor(s):: Ibarra-Zatarain, Z., Morais, S., Bonacic, K., Campoverde, C., Duncan, N.

    Few studies have examined the influence of diet on larval proactive-reactive behavioural dimension of stress coping style responses. The present study evaluated the influence of using different vegetables oils (Linseed; Soybean; Olive) and fish oil (Cod liver) for Artemia metanauplii nutritional...

  8. The effect of presenting forage in multi-layered haynets and at multiple sites on night time budgets of stabled horses

    Contributor(s):: Ellis, A. D., Redgate, S., Zinchenko, S., Owen, H., Barfoot, C., Harris, P.

    The aim of this study was to explore the efficacy of multi-layered haynets and multiple presentation of haynets to increase time spent on feed intake behaviour at night (13 h observation). For preliminary assessment two horses performing the oral stereotypy of crib-biting were included. Six...

  9. Agonistic behaviour, skin lesions and activity pattern of entire male, female and castrated male finishing pigs

    Contributor(s):: Bunger, B., Schrader, L., Schrade, H., Zacharias, B.

    Fattening of intact boars is the least invasive alternative to the detrimental welfare effects of surgical castration of piglets. However, beside problems such as boar taint the divergent agonistic and sexual behaviour of boars may impair the pigs' welfare during fattening. To evaluate the effect...

  10. Understanding feeding patterns in growing pigs by modelling growth and motivation

    Contributor(s):: Boumans, I. J. M. M., Bokkers, E. A. M., Hofstede, G. J., Boer, I. J. M. de

    Feeding is an essential behaviour for body maintenance in pigs and closely related to their growth and productivity performance. Mechanisms underlying feeding behaviour in pigs are still unclear. Understanding these mechanisms can provide valuable insights into the complex interactions among...

  11. A Study of the Nutritional Effect of Grains in the Diet of a Dog

    Contributor(s):: Kristyn M. Souliere

    The present study was designed to address the prevalence of the lack of knowledge for what owners are feeding their dogs, and to determine if grain should be within the diet. It was hypothesized that a bag of feed containing protein at no specific level, with a low level of grain will be more...

  12. Effects of under- and overstocking freestalls on dairy cattle behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Winckler, C., Tucker, C. B., Weary, D. M.

    Freestall availability affects cattle behaviour and most studies in this area have focused on overstocking. We studied the effects of three levels of stall availability, including both over- and understocking on the time budgets and agonistic interactions in 36 dairy cattle in four stable groups....

  13. Slow and steady wins the race? No signs of reduced welfare in smaller broiler breeder hens at four weeks of age

    Contributor(s):: Lindholm, C., Calais, A., Jonsson, J., Yngwe, N., Berndtson, E., Hult, E., Altimiras, J.

    Broiler breeder chickens are commonly reared under strict feed-restriction regimes to reduce obesity-induced health and fertility problems during adult life, and are assumed to experience a reduced welfare due to the resulting hunger. In these conditions, feed competition could influence the...

  14. Animal Health MATTERS [11.03]

    Contributor(s):: David H. Zeman

    Head/Director’s Message, ADRDL Receives Full Accreditation from AAVLD Diagnostic News, An Unusual Presentation of Blackleg in a South Dakota Beef Herd, p 1Holiday Hours, p 2Selected Abstracts, SDSU ADRDL Presentations, 2008 Meeting, Abomasitis in Beef Calves, Test Validation:...

  15. Animal Health MATTERS [11.01]

    Contributor(s):: David H. Zeman

    Head/Director's Message, University, College and Department Missions Diagnostic News, Hardware Disease Associated with Tires Used as Hay Feeding Stations: A New Source of Hardware for an Old DiseaseHoliday Hours, Calf Scours Submissions at SDSU ADRDL, p 2Calf Scours / Enteritis...

  16. Animal Health MATTERS [12.03]

    Contributor(s):: David H. Zeman

    Director's Message, Education...Discovery...Service: Dedicated people required, Dr. Firkins Motivates Faculty, Staff, Students, p 1AVMA Survey Indicates Most Starting Salaries are up for New Veterinarians Pieces and Parts, p 2Ability of PCR to detect PRRSV 3-4-2 RFLP cut pattern strain,...

  17. Animal Health MATTERS [08.01]

    Contributor(s):: David H. Zeman

    Head/Director's Message Diagnostic News, New reusable mailers for biopsy submission, New mastitis submission form, procedures, p 1Trichomonas testing at SDSU ADRDL adheres to OEI standards, Announcement, Holiday Hours, p 2BVD diagnostics at SDSU ADRDL: Demonstrating...

  18. Animal Health MATTERS [12.01]

    Contributor(s):: Russ Daly

    Head/Director's Message, ADRDL: The R is for Research, Veterinary Science Department’s Young to Collaborate With Nobel Prize Winner, p 1Inside the Serology Section, p 2Digital Coggins Test Submission and Results Service Now Available Through Global Vet Link, p 3James Bailey...

  19. Animal Health MATTERS [18.02]

    Contributor(s):: Russ Daly, Jane Hennings

    ADRDL Steps Up in Light of Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Avian Influenza Outbreaks, p 1Director's Message: The SD Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory and Emergency Testing for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, p 2Pre-Veterinary Students Honored by SDVMA and SDSU Through Stethoscope...

  20. Animal Health MATTERS [07.01]

    Contributor(s):: David H. Zeman

    Head/Director's Message, Equipment grant to support bioterrorism preparedness and TSE testing at the ADRDL, Call for Cases for the Summer Meeting Diagnostic News, p 1BVD ear notch test – submission guidelines, Tritrichomonas pouch culture procedures at the...