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  1. An international gene bank for guide dogs: organisation, utilization and potential

    Contributor(s):: Kolosi, J., Gunn, I. M.

    The Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia (RGDAA) has a breeding population of Labrador Retrievers consisting of 30 females and 11 stud males. Frozen semen from guide dog centres in UK and USA is used in its breeding programme to minimize inbreeding. The RGDAA is establishing an international...

  2. Non-human primate behavior

    Contributor(s):: Calle, P. P.

  3. The influence of the human-animal relationship on the productivity and welfare of the pig

    Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, P. H., Barnett, J. L., Cronin, G. M.

    The effects of "unpleasant", control (minimal contact with humans), and "pleasant" handling of boars and gilts from 11 wk of age were studied. Boars in the pleasant handling group attained a fully coordinated mating response at an earlier age and had larger testes at 160 days of age than those in...

  4. Behaviour of cats

    Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J.

    The origin, history and effects of domestication, behaviour and relationship with humans of cats are described.

  5. Horses ( Equus caballus )

    Contributor(s):: Ekesbo, I.

    This chapter covers horse domestication, changes in the animals and their environment, management, behaviour and welfare. Focus is given on innate or learned behaviour and different types of social behaviour. Some of the normal physiological frequency values of interest at clinical examination...

  6. The welfare of horses and other equids

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M., Fraser, A. F.

    This chapter discusses the different forms of ill-treatment and neglect; riding, whipping and working; training methods; breeding; housing and management; and the effect of surgical operations in relation to the welfare of racehorses, donkeys and mules.