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  1. Researching Human-Cattle Interaction on Rangelands: Challenges and Potential Solutions

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    | Contributor(s):: Creamer, M., Horback, K.

    Human-animal interaction (HAI) research spans across many scientific fields and animal taxa. For livestock species, HAI research tends to focus on animals that are managed in close proximity with humans such as poultry, dairy cattle, and swine. Given the nature of rangeland cattle production,...

  2. Personality traits modulate stress responses after enclosure change of captive capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus)

    | Contributor(s):: Ferreira, Vitor Hugo Bessa, Fonseca, Elanne De Paiva, Chagas, Ana Cecilia Correia Santos Das, Pinheiro, Luiz Guilherme Mesquita, Sousa, Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de, Silva, Hélderes Peregrino Alves da, Galvão-Coelho, Nicole Leite, Ferreira, Renata Gonçalves

    Husbandry procedures may cause behavioral and physiological changes to animals living in captivity. However, an individual’s reaction is not uniform and may be related to different coping strategies. In this study, we analyzed whether and how 12 adult captive capuchin monkeys (Sapajus...

  3. The Canine Cuteness Effect: Owner-Perceived Cuteness as a Predictor of Human–Dog Relationship Quality

    | Contributor(s):: Thorn, Pinar, Howell, Tiffani J., Brown, Cynthia, Bennett, Pauleen C.

    The modern domestic dog's primary function is as a human companion. A strong human–dog relationship may be beneficial to both parties but not all relationships are successful. There is currently no consensus on why some dog–owner relationships flourish and others fail, but relationship quality...

  4. A proposal for assessing individual differences in behaviour during early development in the domestic cat

    | Contributor(s):: Raihani, Gina, Rodríguez, Axel, Saldaña, Amor, Guarneros, Marco, Hudson, Robyn

    Despite growing interest among biologists in animal personality, including in applied contexts, there have been few developmental studies of how and when differences in animal personality arise. And yet, efficient detection of personality differences early in development could be useful in...

  5. Sex influences rat personality more than geographical origin

    | Contributor(s):: Korpela, Katri

    The Norway rat is an indispensable model organism. Behavioral studies on rats usually concentrate on a single trait without considering how different behaviors are linked to each other and whether there are differences in this respect between rat strains or sexes. This study aims to describe the...

  6. An assessment of behavioural syndromes in rangeland-raised beef cattle

    | Contributor(s):: Wesley, Robert L., Cibils, Andrés F., Mulliniks, J. Travis, Pollak, Emily R., Petersen, Mark K., Fredrickson, Ed L.

    Individuals in most animal groups exhibit consistent behavioural differences across situations or over time known as behavioural syndromes. We conducted a study with a herd of young rangeland-raised cows to determine whether animals exhibited consistent differences in foraging behaviours across...

  7. Is there a Profile of Spontaneous Seizure-Alert Pet Dogs? A Survey of French People with Epilepsy

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    | Contributor(s):: Catala, A., Latour, P., Cousillas, H., Hausberger, M., Grandgeorge, M.

    Despite controversies and the lack of research, dogs are empirically selected and trained to perform as service dogs, in relation to the dogs’ and future owners’ characteristics. We assessed the characteristics of both humans and dogs in an unbiased population (not selected or...

  8. From the individual to the population – and back again? Emphasising the role of the individual in animal welfare science

    | Contributor(s):: Richter, Sophie Helene, Hintze, Sara

    During the past decades, the study of “animal personalities” has gained increasing importance in the field of behavioural and evolutionary ecology, thereby contributing to a focus shift from the population to the individual in various research disciplines. Against this background, the overall...

  9. Personality matters: Consistency of inter-individual variation in shyness-boldness across non-breeding and pre-breeding season despite a fall in general shyness levels in farmed American mink (Neovison vison)

    | Contributor(s):: Lehmkuhl Noer, Christina, Kjær Needham, Esther, Wiese, Ann-Sophie, Johannes Skovbjerg Balsby, Thorsten, Dabelsteen, Torben

    Individuals of the same species vary consistently in their behaviour across time and context, and this is often referred to as animal personality. In this study, we investigate animal personality based on the definition of personality traits as underlying dispositional factors, which are linked...

  10. Are cats less stressed in homes than in shelters? A study of personality and faecal cortisol metabolites

    | Contributor(s):: Fukimoto, Naila, Melo, Diogo, Palme, Rupert, Zanella, Adroaldo J., Mendonça-Furtado, Olívia

    Personality is defined by characteristics of individuals and describes and accounts for temporally stable patterns of affect, cognition and behaviour traits. The study of cat behaviour and personality can minimize potential problems in the relationship between cats and their owners and decrease...

  11. Captive-reared juvenile box turtles innately prefer naturalistic habitat: Implications for translocation

    | Contributor(s):: Tetzlaff, Sasha J., Sperry, Jinelle H., DeGregorio, Brett A.

    Habitat choice has broad repercussions for animals, but mechanisms influencing such choices are generally not understood. When conducting conservation translocations using captive-reared animals, elucidating mechanisms influencing habitat preference pre-release could inform rearing methods and...

  12. Hormonal correlates of behavioural profiles and coping strategies in captive capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus)

    | Contributor(s):: Ferreira, Vitor Hugo Bessa, Silva, Carolina Pereira Cadório Da, Fonseca, Elanne De Paiva, Chagas, Ana Cecilia Correia Santos Das, Pinheiro, Luiz Guilherme Mesquita, Almeida, Raissa Nobrega De, Sousa, Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de, Silva, Hélderes Peregrino Alves Da, Galvão-Coelho, Nicole Leite, Ferreira, Renata Gonçalves

    In this study, we tested the hypothesis that individual differences in behavioural profiles correlate to differences in stress-related behaviours and hormonal levels in captive brown capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus). Based on a sample of 25 animals, 143 h of behavioural data collection and...

  13. Here's Why Your Dog Might Not Be As Cute As You Think

    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    I always thought our yellow lab Tsali was the cutest dog in our neighborhood. But a study by Pauleen Bennett's Australian Anthrozoology Research Group at La Trobe University has given me second thoughts. The lead author of the study was Pinar Thorn. The researchers investigated attachment to...

  14. The Canine Behaviour Type Index

    | Contributor(s):: Jacqueline Ruth Perkins, Kenneth James Dagley

    While working intensively with companion dogs it emerged that certain behavior types present particular management challenges in a domestic setting. Gosling, Kwan, John & Oliver validated the concept of dogs having a distinct measurable personality type (Gosling, Kwan, John, Oliver 2003 A...

  15. The Canine Behaviour Type Index

    | Contributor(s):: Jacqueline Ruth Perkins, Kenneth James Dagley, Daniel Mills (editor), Emily Levine (editor), Gary Landsberg (editor), Debra Horwitz (editor), Margaret Duxbury (editor), Petra Mertens (editor), Kathy Meyer (editor), Lisa Radosta Huntley (editor), Marsha Reich (editor), Janice Willard (editor)

    While working intensively with companion dogs it emerged that certain behavior types present particular management challenges in a domestic setting. Gosling, Kwan, John & Oliver validated the concept of dogs having a distinct measurable personality type (Gosling, Kwan, John, Oliver 2003 A...